When buying an Intel processor, one of the main considerations is whether you want to overclock or plan to stick with stock settings. If you want to overclock, you should buy an unlocked K-series CPU so you can adjust the multiplier in the BIOS to crank up the clockspeed. Otherwise, a non-K series CPU with a non-adjustable (locked) multiplier will save you a bit of coin. But what if you want to save some money and overclock? ASRock’s “Base Frequency Boost” technology may make it possible to overclock those locked Intel CPUs.

A leaked slide highlighting the clever workaround recently found its way to Videocardz, and now ASRock is openly flaunting (via Overclock3D) its trick.

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