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I5 3330 "Unlocked and Unleashed"?

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September 23, 2012 12:38:07 AM

The box says "Unlocked and Unleashed".

Does this mean it will OC? Thanks.
September 23, 2012 12:42:01 AM

If you're talking about this i5 3330 then no. AFAIK the only Intel CPU's that have unlocked multipliers are the "K" models such as the i5 2500K.

Like I said, this is just based on my knowledge, someone might have more recent tech info.
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September 23, 2012 12:51:11 AM

dscudella said:
AFAIK the only Intel CPU's that have unlocked multipliers are the "K" models

There are also the "X" (extreme) models such as the i7-3960X.

Intel numbering SB-E in the 3xxx range irks me. They should have numbered those 2820/2930/2960. If they keep up this misleading numbering scheme, I'm guessing they're going to give IB-E 48xx/49xx numbers even though the rest of the 4xxx range will be associated with Haswell.
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September 23, 2012 12:56:09 AM

Thanks InvalidError, "K" & "X" models. The new IB i5's appear to be just like the SB i5's & the i3's, locked multipliers and you get what you pay for speed wise. Want more mhz? Pay more money. The pricing on this leads me to believe this is their "budget" line. For $30 more you can grab an i5-2500K and have some real fun.
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September 23, 2012 1:48:17 AM

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September 23, 2012 1:51:24 AM

Thanks, I should know better than to believe ANYTHING on the box.
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January 5, 2013 7:36:11 PM

Hi

I have manage to overclock my 3330 to 3.6 GHz... up from 3.0Ghz. Would at a CPU-Z image onto this thread (as proof) if I could find the "add attachment" option. :)  All I did was update the CPU ratio on my Asus P8 Z77-M. Im no pro at overclocking but all i had to do was increase the CPU multiplier.

Anyone know of another utility I can use to reconfirm my CPU-Z read outs...?
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January 5, 2013 7:36:52 PM

Hi

I have manage to overclock my 3330 to 3.6 GHz... up from 3.0Ghz. Would add a CPU-Z image onto this thread (as proof) if I could find the "add attachment" option. :)  All I did was update the CPU ratio on my Asus P8 Z77-M. Im no pro at overclocking but all i had to do was increase the CPU multiplier.

Anyone know of another utility I can use to reconfirm my CPU-Z read outs...?
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January 5, 2013 8:33:32 PM

Ocing a non k or x is just changing the max turbo speed. 400mhz more is all you can do on a quad core.

Please don't bump/hijack posts. It's against the rules.

We need a lock.
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