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    A quick question, can you overclock a locked CPU via your motherboard, or is it strictly the unlocked ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vomlix View Post
    A quick question, can you overclock a locked CPU via your motherboard, or is it strictly the unlocked ones?
    yes and no, you can fiddle with the BCLK, but anything more than 1-2% deviation pretty much crashes the whole system, otherwise it's strictly K and X sku CPUs

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    This is my latest build (August 30) - thanks to the members (especially notarget) for helping build. For Blizzard games + Video encoding/editing.

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    currently running pretty smooth - we'll see what happens over the next week.

    I'm thinking storage will be next upgrade, then case - hopefully then CPU in a year or so.

    let me know what you think of that upgrade series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    yes and no, you can fiddle with the BCLK, but anything more than 1-2% deviation pretty much crashes the whole system, otherwise it's strictly K and X sku CPUs
    Linus got his Xeon E5-2697 up to 113 BCLK pretty nicely. So in essence about 25% overclock with a supposedly "locked" CPU.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDs...E6Xw-yeJA0Tunw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    Linus got his Xeon E5-2697 up to 113 BCLK pretty nicely. So in essence about 25% overclock with a supposedly "locked" CPU.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDs...E6Xw-yeJA0Tunw
    you mean a 13% overclock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    you mean a 13% overclock
    Erm, I don't think it works like that. I don't think the math works like Ghazh is saying either though.

    If you overclock a BCLK from 100 to 110 and your multiplier is 44, instead of 4.4 you're at... 4.84

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0cha View Post
    Erm, I don't think it works like that. I don't think the math works like Ghazh is saying either though.

    If you overclock a BCLK from 100 to 110 and your multiplier is 44, instead of 4.4 you're at... 4.84
    You can regard them as separate, multiplicative, multipliers.
    One is 44, one is 10 in your specific scenario.

    If you boost the multiplier to 113 from 100, the end result will be 13% higher, no matter the multiplier - assuming you could attain the same one. In modern locked multipliers, that's a given.
    This is how overclocking worked in the past and for AMD now, min/maxing BCLK and multi.

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    I was cringing the entire time watching Linus go on about how awesome his Xeon OC is. I mean, for a workstation it doesn't make sense. That 13% BCLK overclock isn't going to mean much when it eventually becomes unstable and leads to typical BCLK data corruption, losing hours and hours of work along with your Windows installation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M0cha View Post
    Erm, I don't think it works like that. I don't think the math works like Ghazh is saying either though.

    If you overclock a BCLK from 100 to 110 and your multiplier is 44, instead of 4.4 you're at... 4.84
    assuming a 113 BCLK:
    113*44=4972

    4400
    4972 = 1.13 or +13%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    assuming a 113 BCLK:
    113*44=4972

    4400
    4972 = 1.13 or +13%
    :< This is awkward.

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    Well the Xeon E5-2697 has base clock of 2700MHz which turbo's up to 3500MHz which basically means one core only. Linus overclocked all cores up to about 3400Mhz which is around 25% (3400/2700=1.259..). This was achieved by 113 BCLK and 27 ratio which puts it up to 3050MHz but since he also left the turbo on it turbos up to around 3400MHz with load on all cores. So 13% increase to BCLK but 25% overclock with turbo enabled.

    And yeah probably not the most beneficial thing to do for a Xeon but I took it more as a "because I can and like to fiddle around with things" and not "because I need to" type of deal.

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    Asus x79 boards (when you change AI tuner from auto to manual/xmp) force the max turbo clock across all cores. You can read it here: http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5385...-cinebench-115

    Not sure if this would work on xeons but my rive is doing that with my 3930K.
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    My brother an I put together our peripherals:



    Mice (from left to right):

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    Logitech G700s
    Zowie FK1
    Steelseries Rival
    Logitech G602
    Corsair M60
    EVGA Torq Carbon
    Logitech G502 Proteus
    Logitech G602

    Keyboards (top down, left to right):

    Code Keyboard (MX Clears, red o-rings, awesomeface escape)
    Ducky Tuhaojin (MX Greens, red orings, zinc keycaps, aluminum spacebar)
    Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Browns, red orings, grey wasd)

    Ducky Shine 2 (MX Blacks, red orings )
    Ducky Shine 3 (MX Browns)
    Filco CM Storm Quickfire TKL (MX Blues, red o-rings )
    Filco Manila Air Bluetooth (MX Browns)

    CM Storm Quickfire (MX Browns, red orings)
    Razer Black Widow Ultimate 1st gen (MX Blues)
    Corsair K70 (MX Blues, red orings)


    edit, not pictured:
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    KBC Poker II (MX Clears, Backlit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    My brother an I put together our peripherals:



    Mice (from left to right):

    Steelseries Sensei Wireless
    Logitech G602
    Logitech G700s
    Zowie FK1
    Steelseries Rival
    Logitech G602
    Corsair M60
    EVGA Torq Carbon
    Logitech G502 Proteus
    Logitech G602

    Keyboards (top down, left to right):

    Code Keyboard (MX Clears, red o-rings, awesomeface escape)
    Ducky Tuhaojin (MX Greens, red orings, zinc keycaps, aluminum spacebar)
    Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Browns, red orings, grey wasd)

    Ducky Shine 2 (MX Blacks, red orings )
    Ducky Shine 3 (MX Browns)
    Filco CM Storm Quickfire TKL (MX Blues, red o-rings )
    Filco Manila Air Bluetooth (MX Browns)

    CM Storm Quickfire (MX Browns, red orings)
    Razer Black Widow Ultimate 1st gen (MX Blues)
    Corsair K70 (MX Blues, red orings)


    edit, not pictured:
    Steelseries Sensei Raw Rubber
    KBC Poker II (MX Clears, Backlit)
    You almost have me beat!

    Here's my list so far:

    Mice
    SteelSeries Kinzu V2 (3)
    SteelSeries Sensei *
    Zowie FK1
    Zowie AM Pro *
    Zowie EC1 Evo
    Logitech G600 #
    Logitech G502
    Logitech G402 #
    Logitech G100s
    Razer Specter *
    Razer DeathAdder *
    Razer Naga (2) *

    Keyboards
    KBC Poker II (2) * (Reds with O-Rings, Clears without.)
    KBT Race II (Reds)
    Ducky Shine 3 (2) (Blues, Reds)
    Ducky Mini # (Browns)
    CM Quickfire Rapid * (Blues)
    Filco MajesTouch (Reds? It's burried, I can't remember. :<)
    Microsoft Sidewinder x4 (Membrane, disgusting.)
    Noppoo Choc Mini (Browns, Shoutout to Reckful)
    Razer BlackWidow * (Blues, Spacebar is Borked.)
    Razer Lycosa * (Membrane, disgusting.)

    The overwhelmingly vast majority of these are strewn about my closet. Things that are *'d are in in various states of mod or disrepair. Things that are #'d are review copies of items that I technically do not own, but might as well at this point.
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    ... and here I thought 1-2 mice and keyboards was enough

    Corsair M90
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    Some crappy stuff for backup if all else fails.

    Had to return my mechanical keyboard as it was simply too loud, waking up people lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    ... and here I thought 1-2 mice and keyboards was a enough

    Corsair M90
    Microsoft Sidewinder x4 (Membrane, cheap, quite alright.)

    Some crappy stuff for backup if all else fails.

    Had to return my mechanical keyboard as it was simply too loud, waking up people lol!
    this should go in the first world problems thread :P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0cha View Post
    You almost have me beat!
    well, thats just the stuff i still have lying around/using, it doesn't include stuff i've given away or thrown away, if i included that, the list would probably double

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    So I just bought myself a fairly budgetish system for myself.

    Case: CORSAIR 230T COMPACT GAMING CASE - RED LED + SIDE WINDOW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    well, thats just the stuff i still have lying around/using, it doesn't include stuff i've given away or thrown away, if i included that, the list would probably double
    I can account for that.

    Thanks for the Corsair K70 dewder. <3

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    Nice. Which CPU did you get? I can't seem to read it off the box you've got there.


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