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I just got my 2600k together and installed everything I need. I thought I'd just go in and mess around with the bios to see what the overclocking is like (I'm super rusty) and I want to go for a daily stable 4.5Ghz.

I just went in to adjust CPU multiplier, and it's locked above 33! Am I supposed to be using the normal multiplier or the turbo multiplier to overclock this thing?

I'm a bit confused, and worried I might have been sent the wrong chip?

Any help would be wonderful. Thanks.
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Turbo, from what I understand.
    
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Ok, so does it always run that high then? Or just when it's needed? I thought the regular clock was unlocked... Oh well
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Turn turbo off and your normal multiplier should be unlocked to 57.
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Turn turbo off and your normal multiplier should be unlocked to 57.
You mean turn Turbo boost on?
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Ok, so does it always run that high then? Or just when it's needed? I thought the regular clock was unlocked... Oh well
You can have it either or depending on your power saving settings.
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post #7 of 8
update your bios, some early BIOSes had low range of multi choice, they were unlocked in later BIOS editions. Overclock VIA the Turbo, it will ramp up to 4.5Ghz when you need it and at idle it will stay at 1.6ghz to save power and stay cool.
    
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Ok, well I just went and messed about with it. I get 1.6ghz @ 1.032v when there's no load, and then it shoots up to 4.5 @1.360v when it's loaded up. On my H50 with a low speed fan, I see a max of 67 degrees. Pretty happy with that, for changing one value in the bios (all the voltages are auto)

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