Can a NON OC edition GPU / CPU be overclocked? Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs CPUs Overclocking Last response: October 24, 2012 5:10 AM in Overclocking Share Alphanse October 24, 2012 3:39:23 AM Sorry if this is a really obvious answer question, but i'm wondering if you are able to OC a non OC edition GPU / CPU, i'll be getting a HD 7870. i5 3570. Thanks. More about : edition gpu cpu overclocked DarkSable a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking October 24, 2012 3:45:18 AM Yes, of course. In fact, that gpu is very good for overclocking. However, a CPU that isn't unlocked can't be overclocked without essentially ruining the rest of the system - get the "k" edition. DJDeCiBeL a b U Graphics card a c 283 à CPUs a c 110 K Overclocking October 24, 2012 3:48:42 AM DarkSable said:However, a CPU that isn't unlocked can't be overclocked without essentially ruining the rest of the system - get the "k" edition. Not exactly true. Because the i5's/i7's have Turbo, you're able to raise the Turbo multipliers by 4 "bins" each to achieve a small OC, even on a non-K CPU. Related resources Will the powercolor hd 7870 ghz edition be overclocked ??? - Forum Radeon 7850 1gb or gtx 660 non ti 2gb oc - Forum Help with Non Overclocked Build - Forum Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Non-OC edition . - Forum Sapphire 7850 OC Edition - Poor Performance? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 107 U Graphics card a c 184 à CPUs a c 149 K Overclocking October 24, 2012 3:52:40 AM You can always do BLCK, but that's suicide. Alphanse October 24, 2012 3:57:43 AM Thanks for the replies, i won't bother trying to OC my i5, but since 7870 is good for it, i'll raise it up just a bit, i'll be using MSI after burner. amuffin a c 107 U Graphics card a c 184 à CPUs a c 149 K Overclocking October 24, 2012 4:05:37 AM That will be perfectly fine. anort3 a c 171 U Graphics card a c 168 à CPUs a c 91 K Overclocking October 24, 2012 5:10:13 AM DJDeCiBeL said:Not exactly true. Because the i5's/i7's have Turbo, you're able to raise the Turbo multipliers by 4 "bins" each to achieve a small OC, even on a non-K CPU. ^ +1 You can overclock non "K" Sandy and Ivy Bridge i5 and i7 processors 4 bins over stock via Turbo. That means an extra 400Mhz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum4870 hd ( overclocked edition ) ForumNon Black Edition X6 Overclocking Motherboard Question ForumOverclocked my q6600 (first time OC 'er) worried about temps ForumMystery CPU (720 non -BE edition ) ForumOC 'ing gpu and cpu with low watt psu ForumGigabyte 6870 OC vs Gigabyte GTX 560 OC non ti ForumOverclocking 3770 non -K? ForumNon-OC $1000NZD Gaming PC ForumBest Chipset for a non-overclocked gaming rig? ForumOC phenom ii x4 965 non be ForumOverclocking HD 7850 OC edition ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? ForumBreif explination of GPU OC'ing? ForumCpu cooler i5 3570K ForumCan i overclock with this psu More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !