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Can i5-2500 be unlocked?

post #1 of 15
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Greets folks!

Friend is doing a build through Dell (company discount), but they are only offering i5-2500, not 2500k. Is there any way to unlock the 2500 to a 2500k?

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post #2 of 15
Nope
post #3 of 15
No
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post #4 of 15
I doubt it to about 99.9%
post #5 of 15
no. He could replace the cpu possibly, but the problem is the dell motherboard has about a .000001% chance of overclocking. unless it is an XPS then it has about 2% chance.
post #6 of 15
You should build him one!
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post #7 of 15
This is the exact reason Dell would use the 2500 instead of the 2500k. To prevent OC'ing and warranty claims that are the users fault.
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Some Dell's can OC a bit if you can replace the chip. I got a Pentium Extreme up 0.2GHZ on a Dell XPS 600 wheee.gif.
    
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by thrasherht;12116730 
no. He could replace the cpu possibly, but the problem is the dell motherboard has about a .000001% chance of overclocking. unless it is an XPS then it has about 2% chance.

I didn't realize they used crappy motherboards on top of everything else..his discount is hard to deny but damn..I hate non quality parts.
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post #10 of 15
It's probably an H67 chipset, which means you can't OC anyway, so getting a k processor would be pointless.
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