Anyone sticking with Intel for their next upgrades?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by alanm, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Seriously? 630 to 631? Not much of an upgrade considering a new generation of Intel CPU's should be out in the next few months.
     
  2. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Master Guru

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    I guess your rite. Ill have to see and think about my upgrade.
     
  3. MR.BONES

    MR.BONES Master Guru

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    Crosses my fingers X X :)
     
  4. arnie

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    Back to original question, i went from Amd to intel for my latest upgrade :O

    I just fancied a change, and when the Dothan gets here on tuesday, i will have some overclocking fun....

    (New specs should be underneath this post)
     

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    why did you go with a 715? the 7x5 series oc a lot worse than the 7x0 series. still, im glad im not the only dothan user anymore.
     
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    i thought you were off the the 920?
     
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    715 for cheapness, i am afraid. And, changed my mind, as i do often
     
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    already tried oc'ing it? im curious how far yours goes.
     
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    It gets here on tuesday, so i will update the thread then.

    Do you use the stock cooler that came with the adapter or have you modified another heatsink?
     
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    i use the stock cooler, but am looking into getting another one. prolly going to be the zalman 9500, easy to mod for the adapter, and wont hit my psu when installed.
     

  11. {LOD}PITBULL

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    Rather than trying to predict the future, or use past examples which are irrelevent, I just wait until I need to upgrade and research then. Luckily AMD64s dominence in all things gaming made making a choice easy.
     
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    798grams without the fan!?? dont think it would even fit in a case.let alone having all that weight sitting on your mobo.:evilgrin:
     
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    I think BTX must have come about before Intel decided to abandon the P4 architecture. If you're looking at having to get rid of 150-200 watts on air then a 1 kg heatsink with ducting to the front of the case is necessary. Now that Intel is expecting 100 watts or less again, I wonder if BTX will ever become mainstream.
     
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    about those enormous coolers, i would like to mount one, but there are a few probs; for one, with the socket as close to the mobo top as it is, i dont have enough space between the mobo and psu for one of those(the 9500 would just fit i think). secondly; the ct-479 adapter blocks 2 of the mounting holes, so id need to find a way around that.
     
  18. {LOD}PITBULL

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    Im just saying if you have the room and dont want to Liquid cool why not man..
     
  19. G L

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    Yeah, my feeling is that a heatsink with the same mass as the radiator in a watercooling system will probably have nearly the cooling capacity, and is certainly easier and more cost-efficient. Heatpipes themselves contain water (but vacumed to lower the boiling point) so it does not seem like there is a radical difference. Add a little ducting to an exhaust fan and its likely pretty much the same.
     
  20. jaguarking11

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    I would be very carefull on mounting a heavy heatsink on a bare dothan core withought getting a p4 heatspreder and gluing it on. Ive seen a fiew cores crushed that way.

    On another note, I did update my log. check it out.
     

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