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May 31, 2012 8:42:37 PM

So I bought a Acer complete build I7 2600 (am3920-e4142). I had to buy a PC right away and had no time to mount one. But now I have plenty of time and I would like to know 1 or 2 things.

With this PC, the motherboard doesnt allow OC, so my I7 2600 is kinda useless since I can't get his full power.

I would like to know if I change the case + motherboard, will I be able to OC it? if so, whats the difference between 2600 and 2600k? I know the 2600 are mainly compagny built like mine, but it doesnt become a 2600k if I change the mobo right? -_-


well anyone know anything about this?

Thx and sorry for my english.

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May 31, 2012 8:53:39 PM

You will only be able to OC with a processor that has a "k" at the end of it since that means it is unlocked and for a mobo I would get Z68 for sandy and Z77 for ivy in order to OC
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May 31, 2012 8:57:03 PM

Hi again :p  Well those motherboard are useless for me if I cant OC this CPU. I wont pay 300$ to get +1.0GHz since its not worth it for now. Maybe later but for now I'll stick with my 2600 since its all good for gaming....for now.
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May 31, 2012 9:00:15 PM

rockodss said:
Hi again :p  Well those motherboard are useless for me if I cant OC this CPU. I wont pay 300$ to get +1.0GHz since its not worth it for now. Maybe later but for now I'll stick with my 2600 since its all good for gaming....for now.

understandable I was just letting you know that you need a "k" for OCing and a Zxx series is very good for OC
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May 31, 2012 9:07:35 PM

Acer aspire M3920
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May 31, 2012 9:12:49 PM

K means unlocked multiplier. You can still overclock a non "K" chip, just like you can with previous chips.
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May 31, 2012 9:15:10 PM

rockodss said:
Acer aspire M3920

yea that mobo is a Hxx series so you cant OC.
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May 31, 2012 9:29:52 PM

Houseboratheon said:
You will only be able to OC with a processor that has a "k" at the end of it since that means it is unlocked and for a mobo I would get Z68 for sandy and Z77 for ivy in order to OC


oh noobs who dont know what they are talking about.

OP you CAN overclock with that cpu just not very high. its limited to how high you can go.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-z68-express-smart-r...
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May 31, 2012 9:46:26 PM

Cool Cool, but Mine is a H67, not a Z68 Nor a P67.
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May 31, 2012 10:00:53 PM

cbrunnem said:
oh noobs who dont know what they are talking about.

OP you CAN overclock with that cpu just not very high. its limited to how high you can go.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-z68-express-smart-r...

yea so your limited to 3.9ghz and the i7 2600 has a turbo boost up to 3.8ghz. Thats going to help a lot....
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June 1, 2012 2:00:12 AM

Houseboratheon said:
yea so your limited to 3.9ghz and the i7 2600 has a turbo boost up to 3.8ghz. Thats going to help a lot....


thats for a 2500 this is a 2600 so MIN it would be at 3.9 with all four cores maxed and with one core active it would be 4.3.
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