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Is the k so special when buying a i2500k cpu?


Cause is it worth it's 20$ fee just for the damn letter?
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Lol, K means that you can overclock it. The non k series on the other hand are stuck at stock clocks. IMO get the K.
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post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by narabhut View Post
Lol, K means that you can overclock it. The non k series on the other hand are stuck at stock clocks. IMO get the K.
The non-K i5's can also overclock, but they're very limited (just Turbo + 400MHz) while the K can easily do 1GHz more.
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
The non-K i5's can also overclock, but they're very limited (just Turbo + 400MHz) while the K can easily do 1GHz more.
Well for a noob like me would a non k i5 be good cause if i can with turbo up to 3.7 and then another 400 with fsb 4.1 is good for alot damn things don't ya think?
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kingllama View Post
Well for a noob like me would a non k i5 be good cause if i can with turbo up to 3.7 and then another 400 with fsb 4.1 is good for alot damn things don't ya think?
the k will be easier to overclock
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Originally Posted by obsidian86 View Post
the k will be easier to overclock
well i don't want to overclock it to like 4.3 or higher.
Can't i oc without the k? to like even 4.0 and 4.1 though?
post #7 of 16
If you dont need to OC it that high, then no, the 'k' isn't that important.

Of course, asking the forums @ Overclock.net if it's worth it is going to almost always net you a 'sure is!' answer, since we pretty much talk about performance, etc, and paying an extra $20 for that kind of performance increase seems worth it to most of us.
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If you dont need to OC it that high, then no, the 'k' isn't that important.

Of course, asking the forums @ Overclock.net if it's worth it is going to almost always net you a 'sure is!' answer, since we pretty much talk about performance, etc, and paying an extra $20 for that kind of performance increase seems worth it to most of us.
Very true.

Im alil broke at the moment just trying to make something decent and run nice and do good.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kingllama View Post
well i don't want to overclock it to like 4.3 or higher.
Can't i oc without the k? to like even 4.0 and 4.1 though?
3.8-3.9GHz should be doable.

The problem is that you have a limited base clock (up to ~107MHz).
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This might help:



Taken from Anand's review

Edit: That is for the i5-2500
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