Wan't to experiment with overclocking.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by PC_Gamer_Guy, May 28, 2014.

  1. PC_Gamer_Guy

    PC_Gamer_Guy Geek Trainee

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    I have recently built a nice gaming rig on a budget. Just running an i3 with 16GB ram and a SSD.

    To keep the build in my budget, should I buy an unlocked I3 to play with or save the money and go with a i5? The i3 has been more than enough so far, so I can't really justify buying the unlocked i5 unless it is going to be a ton faster.
     
  2. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    There are no unlocked i3 processors around.
     
  3. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    The Overclocking of a CPU is done from the Motherboard and Not the Processor.. You will need the Right Motherboard to do ANY Overclocking..
     
  4. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    With the exception of the upcoming 20th anniversary Pentium, the only Intel chips that come multiplier unlocked are the K designated ones. Example: 4770K is unlocked, 4770 locked. You might be able to gain a little overclocking the baseclock (BCLK), but you'll only hit 105MHz if you're lucky.
     

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