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Hey guys, i been just thinking of upgrades and work builds and have some general questions that maybe someone could answer

-Ive had my i7 920 at 4.1~4.2 since i got it (when i came out pretty much) then about 1-2 weeks ago it would BSOD on me and/or would crash in games. i lowered the clock down to 3.8 since and it seems to be stable. Just wondering what could be the cause to this, should i increase volts even though its currently set to auto? or could it be another issue?

-Would a i3 2100t + z68 + gtx 465 be decent at gaming for a concept lan rig or would the 2100t not be enough? (currently using a 2500k but was looking at a possible low power cpu)

-Would CAD use 12gb of ram? i currently have 6gb and i saw a 4gb kit (and have a 2gb stick laying around) that was at a decent price, just curious since my GF sometimes uses my rig for Autocad and a few other programs for her senior design project.

-What are some good last minute vacations in the US?

Thanks for the help!
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1. A voltage increase would fix your BSOD so set the value instead of using auto

2. Unless you have brand preferance, you should consider a Phenom ii x4 since it's close to the same price as a i3 2100t. Otherwise, It'll it will work but may have problems in multi core games.

3. Can't answer, sorry.

4. Mexico, Jamaica ?
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1. A voltage increase would fix your BSOD so set the value instead of using auto

2. Unless you have brand preferance, you should consider a Phenom ii x4 since it's close to the same price as a i3 2100t. Otherwise, It'll it will work but may have problems in multi core games.

3. Can't answer, sorry.

4. Mexico, Jamaica ?
ah thanks! + reps

ill try increasing volts

2. eehh, its just a personal preference to go intel >_< but i hear amd does use less power then intel if im not mistaken

4. i heard its nice down there but my GF doesnt have a passport right now thats accesable
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I'd personally take the Phenom x4 that was suggested earlier. It will turn out to be much, much cheaper without a large loss in performance. AMD motherboards are much cheaper than Intel boards. You can get an Asus AM3+ board for $125USD, it would also be compatible with bulldozer for an easy upgrade in the future.

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I'd personally take the Phenom x4 that was suggested earlier. It will turn out to be much, much cheaper without a large loss in performance. AMD motherboards are much cheaper than Intel boards. You can get an Asus AM3+ board for $125USD, it would also be compatible with bulldozer for an easy upgrade in the future.

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if money wassnt an issue is there a huge difference between the two? just curious, never had a amd rig before other then playing around with some HP prebuilts
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if money wassnt an issue is there a huge difference between the two? just curious, never had a amd rig before other then playing around with some HP prebuilts
The i3 or i5 would perform much better than a phenom X4. Howeverr with the AMD build you'd be able to bump it up to bulldozer when that comes out later this summer.
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Yeah never set things to auto if you're overclocking.

Not sure about autocad, but yes some cad programs use obscene amounts of memory, googling it says the minimum is 2gb, but who knows what it takes to run well. The easy way to tell is to see if she's using the 64 bit version, if she isn't then there's no point in getting more memory.

For cheap vacations take a road trip and camp in national parks - you could go to yosemite then out to crater lake, yellowstone etc
     
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The i3 or i5 would perform much better than a phenom X4. Howeverr with the AMD build you'd be able to bump it up to bulldozer when that comes out later this summer.
ah, thats true. ill have to look into that then

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Yeah never set things to auto if you're overclocking.

Not sure about autocad, but yes some cad programs use obscene amounts of memory, googling it says the minimum is 2gb, but who knows what it takes to run well. The easy way to tell is to see if she's using the 64 bit version, if she isn't then there's no point in getting more memory.

For cheap vacations take a road trip and camp in national parks - you could go to yosemite then out to crater lake, yellowstone etc
:s i used to have it set but i got lazy since theres was a period i kept having to redo my bios etc etc but in a week or two ill work on getting it back to 4.1

hmmm, she should be using 64 bit.. all our comps are 64 bit.. inless she installed the 32 bit.., but yeah 64 bit :O

i was browsing 2 days ago and was consitering 2-4 days in Yosemite, maybe camping, since i havent been there since i was a kid

Thanks for the help you two +reps
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