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Intel Core i7-4790K Processor- BX80646I74790K Reviews

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cat1092

Nice Upgrade for OEM PC's!

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Pros: Runs as cool as the stock i7-4770 that shipped with my XPS 8700.

Cons: That Dell took so long to release a BIOS (A11) for the chip to run on properly.

This CPU is a very nice one, compared to the i7-4770 that shipped in my XPS 8700. Was going to purchase long ago, but Dell didn't have proper support for the chip. The A11 BIOS changed that, now there are two performance options to choose from, plus stock (4.0GHz w/4.4GHz Turbo). I decided to stick with stock to keep temps down, plus it's fast anyway. What I didn't like was the ages old push pin type of install clips for the cooler, so after a tip I read on the Internet, snipped the clips off from the bottom & pushed through the top. Then used 4 optical drive screws to replace the push pins. Also removed the preinstalled thermal paste & used my favorite, MX-4 instead, placing a small pea...
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