Hi all. I'm new to this forum and relatively new to overclocking. I just had a few questions. I just built a new system with an I7 3770 (The regular one). I read that these had locked multipliers, and thus could not be overclocked. I understood this as being a tradeoff for extra instruction sets such as hardware virtualization present on the "non-K" chip. I was tinkering around in my BIOS settings, and found I was able to change the multiplier on my CPU (up to 43) as well as the CPU clock rate (up to 106). I reset the system thinking that since the CPU was locked the overclock would not take effect. Upon boot-up I was greeted with a clock speed of 4.5 GHz. Additionally, I checked under CPU-Z and it confirmed this. I double checked, and do have a branded (non-K) 3770 chip, Attached is what I am referencing in CPU-Z. I guess my question is "Is this normal?" or am i misunderstanding what I'm reading or what having an "unlocked" I7 really means. Another question I had is why, when running a stress test on the CPU, turbo-boost never kicks in (I tried this at default clock speed, and tried stressing a single core and all cores/threads) Thank you!!!