Initially I opted out for the cheaper DP67BA mobo. I did not care for an additional PCI express port; the max 1333 RAM did not bother me enough to upgrade to the Extreme (more expensive) Intel P67 mobo. I contacted Intel yesterday asking to confirm whether the DP67BA will allow me to OC the 2500K CPU. To my surprise their answer was 'NO' - and that only the Extreme series (DP67BG) mobo will allow for overclocking. I could not believe it - and asked again they again said no .
Would someone here owning the DP67BA mobo confirm it overclocks? An image of the BIOS multiplier settings would be most helpful.
I have built a plethora of systems in the past. Asus, FoxCon, Gigabyte are just a few of mobos I've used. The reason for intel - I just wanted to have an intel built as part of my reportoire. Intel mobo, Intel CPU, Intel HD seem like components that would work well together.
I just found the answer in the intel dp67BA techprodspec.pdf file:
3.11 BIOS Performance Features
The BIOS includes the following options to provide custom performance enhancements
when using Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5, and Intel Core i3 processors in an LGA1155
• Processor Maximum Non-Turbo Ratio (processor multiplier can only be adjusted
• Memory multiplier adjustment
• Memory voltage adjustment
• Graphics multiplier adjustment
Multiplier can only be adjusted down? - Really how weak sauce can you get?