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Question Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 with I7 3770k ( overclocking )

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Hello, it's my first post here and I came with a doubt, "regarding the possibility of overclocking an Intel I7 3770k on a Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2"
I was once told that on some motherboards, they can even support it as I've seen myself:



but do not support overclocking.
well, i never found anything on the internet about it, i would like a list of motherboards that support the overclocking of K series processors.
And even if my motherboard doesn't support it, I don't think I have any problems putting an I7 3770k, even if I don't use overclocking, it's better than the non-K version:

I7 3770 = 3.40 Ghz
I7 3770k = 3.50 Ghz
 
Hello, it's my first post here and I came with a doubt, "regarding the possibility of overclocking an Intel I7 3770k on a Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2"
I was once told that on some motherboards, they can even support it as I've seen myself:



but do not support overclocking.
well, i never found anything on the internet about it, i would like a list of motherboards that support the overclocking of K series processors.
And even if my motherboard doesn't support it, I don't think I have any problems putting an I7 3770k, even if I don't use overclocking, it's better than the non-K version:

I7 3770 = 3.40 Ghz
I7 3770k = 3.50 Ghz
Only the Intel Z series of motherboards supports overclocking on the K CPUs.
 
you mean any motherboard that start with " Z " ?
like: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z77X-UD3H-rev-12#ov
Correct. For your CPU you would need a Z77 motherboard to overclock your CPU.

That being said if you want to get a New motherboard, you are looking at $240+ for the motherboard. https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007627 600311010 4814&Order=PRICE Granted you can get refurbished or used starting around $100. However, you are going to be trying to upgrade a platform that is old and has no upgrade path. A stock 3770k & Ryzen 5 1400 have almost identical performance. https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2356?vs=2365 Overall you would be better off putting the money for that new motherboard into a Ryzen 3000 series platform.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $324.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-02 16:01 EST-0500
 
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Correct. For your CPU you would need a Z77 motherboard to overclock your CPU.

That being said if you want to get a New motherboard, you are looking at $240+ for the motherboard. https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007627 600311010 4814&Order=PRICE Granted you can get refurbished or used starting around $100. However, you are going to be trying to upgrade a platform that is old and has no upgrade path. A stock 3770k & Ryzen 5 1400 have almost identical performance. https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2356?vs=2365 Overall you would be better off putting the money for that new motherboard into a Ryzen 3000 series platform.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $324.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-02 16:01 EST-0500
I din't like AMD so, looking for Intel for personal issues I had with AMD on many years.
so only this one:
https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77 Extreme4/
?
I can put an xeon too, looks cheap
 

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