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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys back on Jan my wife got me a 2600 non k. She did not know any better.

Was thinking of buying a i5 2500k and swapping it out. Do you think the 2600 would sell!? As it's a non k


Or should I stick with what I have. I haveanged to oc it to 4ghz.

I play games run development vms and do photo / video editing
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post #2 of 10
For video editing, 2600 @ 4 (HT On) will be faster than 2500k @ 4.8-5
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post #3 of 10
I honestly don't know how much of a difference you'll see OCing Sandy Bridge. The architecture itself is fast, even on stock clocks and what not.

I'd keep the i7 2600 especially considering you are running VMS and doing video editing.
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post #4 of 10
If anything get a 2600K. If you want to overclock more like to 4.5Ghz+ I think it would make a nice diference, espectially if you go to say 4.7-5.0Ghz then its really gonna be worth it.

Depends on what you want and on what money you have to spend.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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Originally Posted by Sir Overkill View Post
If anything get a 2600K. If you want to overclock more like to 4.5Ghz+ I think it would make a nice diference, espectially if you go to say 4.7-5.0Ghz then its really gonna be worth it.

Depends on what you want and on what money you have to spend.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
only really have enough for a i5 but the 2600k i have seems fast tho just now ell for me it . i came from a AMD PH2 940
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post #6 of 10
Keep the 2600. I have a 2500K and don't notice a whole lot of difference between stock clock of 3.3GHz and overclocked to 4.5GHz.

If you're itching to spend some money... why not try this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227729
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post #7 of 10
Your non K chip will not hold back any video card you throw in the rig and will only take up to say 1 min longer to encode stuff, up to you but honestly i would stick with it
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post #8 of 10
As far as I know the 'non K' 2500 have a multi up to 41x, so I would assume the 'Non K' 2600 have upto 42x. If you up the BCLK to 105MHz it would give 42x 105 = 4410MHz. Not too bad
    
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
As far as I know the 'non K' 2500 have a multi up to 41x, so I would assume the 'Non K' 2600 have upto 42x. If you up the BCLK to 105MHz it would give 42x 105 = 4410MHz. Not too bad
Pardon my ignorance, because I don't have a Sandy Bridge processor yet... but I thought that if you up the BCLK, it will mess up other things?

Or is 105 the max safe stable?
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post #10 of 10
Yes upping the base clock will change everything (including PCIe) unlike previous generation CPUs and chipsets. Saying that, you can increase a little and 105 is considered around the maximum although you risk corrupting the OS.
 
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