i7 920 to 2600k - should I ?

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  1. Teisco

    Teisco Master Guru

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    Should I upgrade my i7 920 to a 2600k or just overclock the 920?
     
  2. *Bio*

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    Overclocking = More performance for free :)

    Even a small overclock say 3.3-3.5ghz can make a decent difference.
     
  3. Deathspank

    Deathspank Maha Guru

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    im in the same boat, but i think i'll wait untill socket 2011. its not like im stuggling to run any game.
     
  4. Teisco

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    I would like to try to overclock the 920,,,could I do a small overclock with standard cooling?
     

  5. MrBox

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    absolutely. before I put water on my 950 I did some OC's on the stock intel cooler right when I bought it.

    I think I left the multiplier at 24 and turned off stepping/turbo, then just upped the base clock to 150 from 133. That gave me 3.8ish and it was running at high 30's to low 40's max on stock intel cooler... pretty rad. Had to downclock RAM slightly to 1500Mhz but that made no difference.

    You can do some pretty decent little OC's on stock cooler if you're careful. Don't go nuts with the voltage. Try to see what you can get out of stock.
     
  6. The Phoenix

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    agreed i run at 3.8 stable for over a year now on the stock cooler,took off the intel paste an put artic silver ceramique on the cpu an only using 1.33 volts
     
  7. Slam

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    Yeah, I posed this question as well. Most people told me to hang on to my 920 for now. It's running at 4ghz., and blows through anything I throw at it.
     
  8. UZ7

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    Yeah pretty much I would wait, thats what I'm doing. Anything that my bro is playing I can pretty much play at similar performance and hes on an i7 2600k@5ghz. Plus you can overclock the 920s pretty easily and ger more performance out of it.
     
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    ide wait keep saying this but p67 is about to come to eol since most places clearing room for the new amd and intel board
     
  10. ---TK---

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    ^^^^^^^you know the z68 is being released to phase out p67
    z68=p67+h67 basically. sandy bridge aint dead. cant wait to pop an ivy bridge into this p67.
     

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    Ok I got a coolmaster v8 and when I get up the nerve to install it I will overclock this old 920. Thanks for all the replies.
     
  12. yelsewshane

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    Ya your i7 920 is very slow and outdated and can hardly run anything anymore so I would upgrade asap :) Oh come on dude like for real your i7 920 is overkill as it is right now and into the future possibly another 2 years. If your into gameing I don't think your current system should have any problem playing all the console ports.
     
  13. Teisco

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    Hey dude, lol, I play mostly flight sims and they take all the cpu you can shove up their,,errrr, they take alot.
     
  14. GeniusPr0

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    there's like 5 PC games that a cpu upgrade will make a difference in.

    in 98% of games @ 1920x1080+ cpus dont matter past 3Ghz
     
  15. Saabjock

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    Keep your I7-920. Hell!... I have the original CO stepping of that exact processor at 3.7 (185*20) with zero voltage increase and the thing runs everything I throw at it super smooth and stable. I'm a big sim-racer and flight-sim enthusiast, but occasionally I'll load up BFBC2 or MW. I haven't found anything to 'choke' that setup yet.
     

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    if i were u i will keep that 920..oc it and you may see decent performance with par with 2600k....maybe use that money upgrading ur gpu
     
  17. shimyns

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    If you are just going to raise your BLCK a bit, fine. But if you want to go higher and understand the logic entailed in overclocking, read and follow this guide.

    http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/07/3-step-overclocking-guide-bloomfield-and-gulftown/3/

    You will, of course, not be able to reach the demonstrated clocks in this guide; they are just used in order to serve as an example. Set an appropriate and pragmatic goal speed, considering your stock cooler.

    Everyone is limited by i) voltage, ii) temperature. You are just more limited in those aspects due to the fact that you are not using an after-market cooler.
     
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  18. Teisco

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    Ahh but I just installed a coolmaster v8 so could use some advice on getting 3.8 or?
     
  19. Jonnygrunge

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    I have a i7 920 at 4GHz 24/7 rock solid, 191x21 HT on @ 1.375V (idles at 36oC max load 75oC under a Prolima Megahalems with two Apache's push/pull) my mobo hates the x20 multi - unstable!
    Every setup is different though, adjust the voltage and BCLK in small increments and test for stability with linX or prime95 - Good luck!
     
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    I finally installed my Coolmaster v8 and tried some overclocks. So far 174 bclk at 21 and 1.2 volts gives me around 3655. Temps at 68 in LinX
     

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