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Sandy Bridge Dilemma: i5-2500k and DP67BA

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My package arrived at the doorstep today from NewEgg.
Contents:
i5-2500K
DP67BA
gSkill DDR3-1333 8Gb RAM - dual channel

Initially I opted out for the cheaper DP67BA mobo. I did not care for an additional PCI express port; the max 1333 RAM did not bother me enough to upgrade to the Extreme (more expensive) Intel P67 mobo. I contacted Intel yesterday asking to confirm whether the DP67BA will allow me to OC the 2500K CPU. To my surprise their answer was 'NO' - and that only the Extreme series (DP67BG) mobo will allow for overclocking. I could not believe it - and asked again they again said no .

Would someone here owning the DP67BA mobo confirm it overclocks? An image of the BIOS multiplier settings would be most helpful.

I realize the intel boards are generally NOT the gamer's choice - but I wanted to include at least one in my builts.
Edited by nimzotech - 1/18/11 at 5:42pm
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Why not opt out for a Gigabyte or Asus?
    
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Post pictures I'm waiting for mine too...
2500k
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Why not opt out for a Gigabyte or Asus?
I wanted to have at least one Intel mobo in my built reportoire
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but i thought the P67 boards were intended for OCing, and the H67 series were intended to be locked down? Sorry about your predicament man, and sorry I can't be of any more help (I order an Asus P8P67 Pro for my build).
     
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but i thought the P67 boards were intended for OCing, and the H67 series were intended to be locked down? ...
No worries!
That is exactly what I thought - especially after watching the Intel Rep talk about the P67 chipsets and the 2nd generation i5/i7 'K' processors...
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i got 10 grand saved up and im gonna blow it on a new 1155 rig
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I just found the answer in the intel dp67BA techprodspec.pdf file:

3.11 BIOS Performance Features
The BIOS includes the following options to provide custom performance enhancements
when using Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5, and Intel Core i3 processors in an LGA1155
socket.
• Processor Maximum Non-Turbo Ratio (processor multiplier can only be adjusted
down)

• Memory multiplier adjustment
• Memory voltage adjustment
• Graphics multiplier adjustment
Multiplier can only be adjusedt down? - Really how weak sauce can you get?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nimzotech View Post
I just found the answer in the intel dp67BA techprodspec.pdf file:

3.11 BIOS Performance Features
The BIOS includes the following options to provide custom performance enhancements
when using Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5, and Intel Core i3 processors in an LGA1155
socket.
• Processor Maximum Non-Turbo Ratio (processor multiplier can only be adjusted
down)

• Memory multiplier adjustment
• Memory voltage adjustment
• Graphics multiplier adjustment
Multiplier can only be adjusedt down? - Really how weak sauce can you get?
its only because you bought an intel board

known to suck, even since the P4 days. save yourself the hassle next time and grab one meant for overclocking!
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post #10 of 12
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Problem solved I RMA'd the dp67BA and got the DP67BG instead. I'll post back after setting it up.
Edited by nimzotech - 1/20/11 at 12:36pm
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