Can a NON OC edition GPU / CPU be overclocked?

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You can always do BLCK, but that's suicide.
  4. 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.
  5. That will be perfectly fine. :)
  6. 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.
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