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I love this forum already, so much good info and mega quick replies! Repped a few people for the help too.

I think I am gonna consider selling my 950 and eventually my 920 for an upgrade to a 970 then. I was considering a 980, but just saw the prices! Oh well,lol.
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post #12 of 17
970 or up is only upgrade worth doing on a 1366 unless you find someone selling a golden 920-950 that can do like 4500 with ht on low vcore.
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post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf;13445485 
920 muti max is 21 not 20.

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post #14 of 17
Hold onto your 920 till post Sandy Bridge socket comes out. You won't need the slight increase in CPU performance difference between anything out currently especially in your current 1366 socket.

Just FYI I will be doing the same. I'll build a whole new rig after the current Sandy Bridge platforms die out and the next generation evolves. By then I'll sell my system on Craigslist to some not so smart consumer or part out here on OCN.
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Nope. Maybe if your chip is a poor clocker.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13445411 
There won't be much difference.

Only thing to consider is the multiplier.

920's multiplier max is 20 and the 950 is 23. Sometimes this helps if your motherboard is crap at BCLK overclocking.
And the 950 has a max multiplier of 24. Remember you can force turbo. Which is extremely useful on 920s and 940s.
post #17 of 17
I would just keep your current CPU unless its a dog and takes high voltage to OC.
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