Unlocked cpu?

Exactly as the name of the thread implies...
Im buying
AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 Eight-Core 4GHz AM3+ Processor - AM3+, Eight-Core, 4GHz, 16MB, 125W, Unlocked

As you can see, at the end of it, it says "UNLOCKED".. What does that mean, and what's better, unlocked or not?
Thank you..
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    An unlocked CPU is one that can have it's multiplier increased ie. the CPU itself can be overclocked. If you are considering gaming with that CPU, overclocking can be a good thing, some games respond very nicely to higher clocks. No other difference really
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