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About intel i3 series processor

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January 3, 2013 10:41:45 AM

1)are all of the i3 processors locked??cause i don't see any processor with K behind
2)If not,how can i know which one is unlocked?? I'm using intel i3 540 and i'm looking forward to overclocking it

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April 20, 2013 11:28:46 AM

Yes all i3s are locked .

To overclock an un locked CPU here is a good guide :

BUT .... make sure that your Motherboard can handle OC, read the manual or search the model online, look for Power Phase Design, if it's 4+1 or similar then by all means DON'T overclock, it'll fry your mobo
If it's 8+2 then it's safe to OC.
Also check that your PSU have enough power to sustain your PC when OC'ing

Have fun
April 20, 2013 10:28:14 PM

BUT .... make sure that your Motherboard can handle OC,
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