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Asus P8B75-M or Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H for base-clock OCing?

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January 17, 2013 1:36:57 PM

Hello All :hello: 

I've decided on everything else for a new build except the motherboard.

Any feedback from users on these two boards is very welcome :) 

Asus P8B75-M : http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P8B75M/
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H : http://www.gigabyte.com.lk/products/product-page.aspx?p...

the processor is the Intel core i5 3470
Is it possible to Overclock this processor by increasing the base clock using one of the above mobos?

If you're curious about the specs of the rest of the system, check my old thread;
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Thanks
edited cause links didn't work

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January 17, 2013 2:28:29 PM

Jo_Hardy said:
Hello All :hello: 

I've decided on everything else for a new build except the motherboard.

Any feedback from users on these two boards is very welcome :) 

Asus P8B75-M : http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P8B75M/
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H : http://www.gigabyte.com.lk/products/product-page.aspx?p...

the processor is the Intel core i5 3470
Is it possible to Overclock this processor by increasing the base clock using one of the above mobos?

If you're curious about the specs of the rest of the system, check my old thread;
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Thanks
edited cause links didn't work


Both of those boards are locked. You cannot increase the base clock, apply overvoltage, or increase the CPU multiplier.
Even if you could increase BCLK, it would cause damage if abused and you could only do a 5% or so OC.
So don't overclock without a unlocked board and CPU.
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January 17, 2013 2:39:13 PM

All i needed to hear was the 5% limit, which is like 160MHz for my Processor. So even if OCing was possible it isn't worth the effort :D 

Thanks hammereditor :) 
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January 17, 2013 2:40:00 PM

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