It can only overclock 400mhz with a mobo that can oc, and that's not messing with the bclk. He already owns the 2300, no point in such a small upgrade. You never really mentioned what you use it for but if it's for gaming, the 2300 is plenty for a more powerful gpu than what you have.
yeah i probley should have mentioned that i am a gamer sorry about that
thank your for the info
i probley should make another post but would getting a prebuild watercooling as in the corsair h100 be worth getting at all
All intel non-K cpus can be overclocked to 400mhz more than their turbo boost. Of course they need a P67 or a Z68 mobo.
Here you can see a few tips how guru 3d overclocked an non K processor: Core i7 3820 processor review .
And here are a few things about you processor from intel: core i5 2300
So you can see that you can achieve something like 3,1+0,4=3,5Ghz and this is only possible by messin with the multiplier and you can gain some more by messin with BCLK frequency.
This is also an article for non-K from xbitlabs: Intel Core i5-2500, Core i5-2400 and Core i5-2300 CPU Review .
But in the end it shouldnt matter a lot to gain a couple of FPS if you only play games as some other people said...
An H100 is just wasting money on a system with limited overclocking. Even if you had a fully unlocked processor the H100 is really only a good idea if you have limited space in your case. The 2500K/2600K will hit their sweet spot of 4.5Ghz with a $30 Hyper 212 so why spend $130 on an H100 unless you have to. Put the $100 saved into a video card.