Originally Posted by dklimitless
When you take the CPU out, try not to let the pins touch anything. I usually put it back in the original plastic casing while I clean - though that may not always be a smart idea cos I'm boned if I spill something in it...
As Rightwing said, everyone here is out to help you so don't hesitate if you're confused about something even in the middle of the swap. Pics could also come in handy
Best of luck
This is the problem i thought about. I dont have the original CPU packaging as it was prebuilt so what do i do with the old CPU? Leave it in the mobo?
Thanks alot, i know people will help me in this forum. Its a great forum!
Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct
First of all 3.6ghz is not an "extreme OC" but anytime you change out parts in your prebuild pc it will always void the warranty. Second of all its not worth upgrading from the i7 930 to the i7 2600k as the speed difference will not blow you away. Factor that in with the costs of replacing the motherboard, cpu and ram (since the 930 take triple channel and the 2600k take dual channel ram) it is a waste of an upgrade. I would however upgrade your graphics however to the gtx 580 and get the SSD you posted. Also what case and psu do you have? Most prebuilt pcs come with really cheap parts such as power supplies, so check what you have before attempting to upgrade.
I know its not an extreme OC so thats why i though 'what?' lol. The warranty is RTB (Return To Base) with labour only now anyway so i would have to pay for parts and collect & return.......so i may as well do the labour and save the money from collect & return.
I have already made a thread asking what the best option for my next upgrade is. I mainly do gaming, 3D rendering and video editing and wanted to know what option was the best for that:
I was told the 2600k was.
I specifically asked to change the PSU to the Corsait TX750....thats a gooden right? I have the HAF 932 case.
Originally Posted by dklimitless
I didn't noticed that they called it an "extreme" OC. LOL. <4.0Ghz on a 930 is a joke.
Now that I'm fully awake (and after seeing the above post), I must ask a number of questions to piggy-back on what T3chAdd1ct has said:
1) What are you doing with your old rig?
2) Why are you upgrading?
If you are bent on upgrading, then sell the old rig super fast.
I apologize for not paying more attention to your sig rig (Hopefully, you've not bought the parts yet)
. I have to agree that the only "worthwhile" upgrades here will be the 580 and the SSD.
I am upgrading due to wanting better performance for gaming, 3D rendering and video editing which i need to do before September otherwise i have to wait another year as my PC will be in use all the time.
I would keep my old rig and probably build another PC for fun and then maybe sell it or use it....i dont know yet lol.
I know the 580 and ssd are definately worth it but the thread i mentioned above was about what option to choose for the mentioned things i need it for.
Few questions guys
- If i was to keep my current CPU and mobo and just get a 580, would i need to put the CPU back to stock? Or should that not matter?
- What do i do in the BIOS when i first turn on a PC? Is it the latest BIOS also, or would i have to flash it?
- Any cable management advice? lol (This is the one definate thing i like about prebuilt machines....the cable are so well hidden and managed that they are almost invisible allowing good airflow and looks
- I have no idea how to take the heatsink i have off or put it on as i dont have the freakin manual and cant find one, Anyone know?
Many thanks again!!! Great as always!