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Windows 7: motherboards that unlocks cpu?

30 Sep 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
motherboards that unlocks cpu?

is there a motherboard chipset or specific motherboard that will unlock a i3 2120?


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30 Sep 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The i3 2120 cannot be unlocked at all. It uses a different, smaller die. It is physically different. The multiplier is also locked, so any overclocking is almost impossible. Sorry. A Guy
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30 Sep 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry if u mis understood the question, but i mean that i think there are certain motherboards that can unlock the multiplier
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30 Sep 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

btw i read that yoiu can overclock it solely with the FSB, can anyone confirm this?
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30 Sep 2012   #5
A Guy

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No, I understood. there are no MBs that can do that since it can't be done I don't believe that you would want to overclock using the FSB on a Sandy Bridge CPU of any kind. I found this:

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Core i3 processors do not support Turbo Boost as well as increasing the multiplier above the nominal value. And keeping in mind that LGA1155 platform reacts very negatively to the base clock frequency changes, Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 turns out to be fatally unoverclockable and are destined to work only at their declared nominal frequency. And of course, Intel has no plans to roll out any special CPU modifications with unlocked multipliers in this price range. In other words, overclockers won’t be able to do anything with Core i3, so these processors will hardly be of any interest to them.
Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 Processors Review

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30 Sep 2012   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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^+1 AGuy.
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30 Sep 2012   #7
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thx a guy +1
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30 Sep 2012   #8
A Guy

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NP, sorry it's not the answer you would have liked. A Guy
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30 Sep 2012   #9
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

most of the time it isnt ,e.g any will you give me £1000
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30 Sep 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
NP, sorry it's not the answer you would have liked. A Guy
But is was the correct answer.
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