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I asked long ago if I should turn off HT on my 2600k. And if I did would temps be better? Would my OC be more stable/reliable? Answer was Yes, but then somebody else pointed out that games are starting to become CPU intensive, like Left 4 Dead 2, Crysis 2 with DX11, Alien VS Predator. Basically most of the DX11 games are starting to take advantage of the extra cores/threads technology. Turning off HT is not a benefit, especially if the feature is offered to you. Take advantage of it. I was only going to save myself 4C in temp
He doesn't have a 2600K?? He has a 2500K and is wondering if it is worth the extra money and hassle to upgrade to a 2600K. The answer is a general no. (Excluding a really good deal but $70 like OP said is not a really good deal)
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post #12 of 20
Games barely started using 2 cores. Now they are lightly using 4 cores. It is tougher to design gaming applications to really use more and more threads (to its full capabilities). HT is not really worthwhile for games.

Stay with your 2500k if you are just gaming. If you need more cores later, wait for hex-core Sandy Bridge-E.
post #13 of 20
I had a few i5s, Got an i7. and have yet to buy another i5, if that says anything.
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Thanks for your inputs guys. Very helpful. I've decided to stay with 2500K...bought a Vertex 3 instead.
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Thanks for your inputs guys. Very helpful. I've decided to stay with 2500K...bought a Vertex 3 instead.
smart choice bud
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smart choice bud
Figured the only thing I would've gained would probably be bragging rights but who the hell cares about that. Vertex 3 would give me more of a system boost than a 2600K.....vertex 3 is a bragging right of its own anyway. hehee...

nice system by the way
post #17 of 20
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ill be paying 70 dollars more over my current 2500K....and i usually dont do anything other than gaming....a friend of mine told me that he saw some boost in frame rates after upgrading to 2600K from a 2500K but he isn't exactly any expert so i wanted an opinion of other people on here who have actually made that upgrade as well.
Actually, if you turn Hyper Threading off, it will allow you to clock your cpu higher and will improve fps. Do not buy a 2600k for gaming purposes only. You're way better off spending that money on a different upgrade such as gpu.
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post #18 of 20
I went from a 2600k down to a 2500k, got a better overclock, better temps, better everything. I do miss it for synthetics though...
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smart choice bud
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Figured the only thing I would've gained would probably be bragging rights but who the hell cares about that. Vertex 3 would give me more of a system boost than a 2600K.....vertex 3 is a bragging right of its own anyway. hehee...

nice system by the way
lol enjoy your purchase and thanks
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