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Is it possible to OC on a non "K" edition Sandy Bridge CPU? I'm contemplating Sandy Bridge later in the spring, and would like to get my hands on one of the newer i3 CPUs and OC it.

I know the previous 1156 i3's were beasts, but there's starting to be less and less motherboards for 1156 it seems that have good quality for OCing and are mATX.

I don't mean super extreme OCing, but like 4ghz 24/7 maybe a bit more than that considering its SB.

Oh, and is the H67 really that much "worse" than the P67? People said that the Hxx series was worse than P55 for the 1156 sockets, but in all honesty I don't think that's true. I've seen some high OCs on the Hxx chipset. Or at least desirable OCs.
Edited by Kvjavs - 3/9/11 at 11:34pm
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K = Limitless overclocking.

No K = Incredibly small overclocking.

Your choice.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;12677947 
K = Limitless overclocking.

No K = Incredibly small overclocking.

Your choice.

Thanks for the incredibly helpful and in depth information rolleyes.gif

How limiting will non-K processors be?
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Very limiting since you can't overclock them like a traditional intel cpu. The K series chips have an unlocked multi.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12677971 
Thanks for the incredibly helpful and in depth information rolleyes.gif

How limiting will non-K processors be?

the K processors have an unlocked multiplier

the non-K processors will be limited to only BClock, which is pretty much limited to 100-105 from what I understand. That and I thought I saw something dealing with the Turbo Boost
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvjavs;12677971 
Thanks for the incredibly helpful and in depth information rolleyes.gif

How limiting will non-K processors be?

I just explained it, what more do you want? You will barely be able to do anything. Explained enough?
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I guess you need to wait for the Z series motherboard, in which usual OC technique could be honored.
post #9 of 17
U can take non k up to 4.2GHz
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Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Peen;12677947 
K = Limitless overclocking.

That's just wrong.... SB's can't 7hz. So it's not limitless overclocking.

And yes, I hate SB. Until I buy one of course xD
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