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how high do you think i can get the clock speeds on this?
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Around 3.8GHz-4.0GHz.

Lynnfield chips suck up a lot of voltage.
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is this a good gaming cpu?
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i7 860 is more than adequate for today's games...so yes!
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You'll get more bang for your buck with an i5 though. Hyperthreading on a quad core is useless for today's games.
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You'll get more bang for your buck with an i5 though. Hyperthreading on a quad core is useless for today's games.
meaning its overkill?
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meaning its overkill?
Meaning it doesn't do much, if anything.
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