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Why can't you overclock non k edition 1155?

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Besides the reasoning you can't....

What is physically stopping us from like flashing the chip to use a different multiplier?

Whats physically different?

And isn't HT software not hardware?
I seem to think the i5 v1 and i7 v1 were physically the same exept for ht... If they are physically the same why is is not possible to flash the chip somehow.



EDIT: I KNOW U CAN OVERCLOCK NON K VERSIONS A BIT. IM NOT ASKING THAT. Im wondering if its possible to hack a nonk to a k version... It seems this would be like flashing a firmware.

My question isn't how; its why can't we? Other than the reason we cant just because,
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I'm fairly sure there's a hardware lock on the chips, just like how hyperthreading can't be enabled with a simple "flash". Hyperthreading is hardware actually, parts of the CPU die are doubled in order to create the multi-thread effect.
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chips have nothing to flash its programed into them just like the muti and other features the i7 and i5 was never locked to a muti they always could run 1 above stock or a few below it and run whatever blk you set that was stable.
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post #4 of 12
Correct, the multiplier is simply locked on the chip itself. A flash will not bypass that lock.
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I thought you could can overclock a i2600 (nonK) to 3.9ghz turbo (+15%) with a P67 MB, plus 1-5% with bitclock. I thought someone was getting 4.1 ghz with an i2600?
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Yup, a slight overclock is definitely possible on the non-K chips. Only the K chips are overclockable to upwards of 5GHz, which isn't possible without an unlocked multiplier.
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You can OC a non-k a little like that, but you can only set the cores to highest turbo multiplier, greatly limiting the overclocking potential.
Edit: I type too slow...
 
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You can overclock a non k! But the multiplier is locked so you will not get the higher overclocks like a k!( wich is unlocked)
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post #9 of 12
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Right....

But I think this would be like hackable....
Is there anywhere I can read up on this Im curious now lol.
    
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post #10 of 12
first gen core i3/i5/i7 has a base clock that can be increased to overclock the chip without increasing the multiplier.

sandy bridge series linked the base clock with everything, and some things cant be overclocked much at all, limiting locked multiplier sandy bridge chips to very small overclocks
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