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Windows 7: Unlocked processor clarification.


12 Jul 2011   #1

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Unlocked processor clarification.

Hello,
I have an Intel i5-2400, 3.1 GHz, Max Turbo Frequency 3.4 GHz.
In the MSI Bios CPU Specification, it states under CPU Specification:

"Unlocked (Min: 16, Max 38, Limit)"

If I'm able to overclock the processor to 3.8 Ghz, isn't it technically an unlocked processor, although it's not a "K" version?


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12 Jul 2011   #2

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Hey p - I found this. It explains things a little.

Intel i5 2400 Overclocking cap? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

As with things Intel, what they say and what they do.........
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12 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hey p - I found this. It explains things a little.

Intel i5 2400 Overclocking cap? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

As with things Intel, what they say and what they do.........
Thanks for the link!!

"Fully Unlocked vs. "Limited" Unlocked Core".........that sounds more like it.

"Locked", IMHO is almost like saying that you can't overclock the chip at all.
The non-K chips are not locked, but limited.
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