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February 6, 2013 10:38:41 AM

Hello , if i buy a Z77 pro3 MB whit an i5 3570 non-k edition will i still be able to OC it ? and if so will it be the same as the 3570k version ?

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February 6, 2013 4:34:52 PM

You cannot increase the multiplier (overclock) on a non-k Intel CPU. The 'k' signifies that the multiplier on the CPU is unlocked and can be changed. So, to answer your question, no, the 3570 will not overclock, the 3570k will.
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February 6, 2013 4:47:04 PM

C12Friedman said:
You cannot increase the multiplier (overclock) on a non-k Intel CPU.

Yes you can.

You will be able to overclock the CPU by 400 MHz via the multiplier. The 3570k will overclock by significantly more.
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February 6, 2013 4:59:13 PM

^ so very minimal OC if not K suffix cpu. If you want to OC get the K chips.
-Bruce
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February 6, 2013 5:04:30 PM

dish_moose said:
^ so very minimal OC if not K suffix cpu. If you want to OC get the K chips.
-Bruce

There's nothing wrong with overclocking a non-K CPU. Especially with cheap Z75/Z77 boards approaching the price of H77/B75 boards. You get a bit more performance for maybe another $5-10. If you want more, of course you'll have to get the K edition, as well as a better cooler and ideally a better motherboard as well.
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February 6, 2013 5:06:31 PM

Sakkura said:
Yes you can.

You will be able to overclock the CPU by 400 MHz via the multiplier.

That's 'turbo boost' not overclocking and is done by selecting 'enable turbo boost' not by playing with multiplier
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February 6, 2013 5:09:43 PM

C12Friedman said:
That's 'turbo boost' not overclocking and is done by selecting 'enable turbo boost' not by playing with multiplier

Turbo Boost is enabled by default. You can bump up the bins for Turbo Boost by 4 over stock, meaning a 400 MHz overclock via the multiplier (which is what Turbo Boost affects).
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