About intel i3 series processor

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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  1. Yes all i3s are locked .

    To overclock an un locked CPU here is a good guide :
    http://www.wikihow.com/Overclock-a-PC

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