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And the plot thickens... frown.gif

I really have no idea what is best, authoritarian personality!

If you want your programs to load faster, windows to be snappier, and going between programs at lightning speed; get a solid-state drive.
+RAM to make sure you have enough memory for all that junk running at once. tongue.gif
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get out of my head!!!! XD
Actually, it feels more like a side-grade to me.



Seriously though: Sandy Bridge with 8GB of good memory will probably blow you away for all the things you're doing.
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Oh good good! Thanks

So it's defiantly worth the 400 pound jump to a new mobo, ram etc.. In order to support the i5?
yes. i had a phenom II x4 955 and q9505 and i thought both were fast. but 2500k surprised me (i do a lot of multi-tasking, encoding and sc2). i hope it works for you too.

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Absolutely! You might feel like you upgraded to advanced alien technology.
what munaim1 said

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obviously i am in the pro-upgrade team lol. but if the cost seems to be an issue, try to look around on how much the q9650 will sell. i think it may go for around $200+, that already covers at least the cost of 2500k noticeable performance or not, you are still moving forward. win-win.
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yes. i had a phenom II x4 955 and q9505 and i thought both were fast. but 2500k surprised me (i do a lot of multi-tasking, encoding and sc2). i hope it works for you too.



what munaim1 said

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obviously i am in the pro-upgrade team lol. but if the cost seems to be an issue, try to look around on how much the q9650 will sell. i think it may go for around $200+, that already covers at least the cost of 2500k noticeable performance or not, you are still moving forward. win-win.
Thanks for the help everyone defiantly got my mind set on this 2500k and an SSD as soon as I can afford one, another random note, I've always topped at 4gb of ram to avoid the dreaded 32 and 64 bit memory issue, every time I've ever gone 64 bit it's been shocking how many applications don't work and how difficult it is to find 64 bit versions?!?! How do you guys cope??? :0
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Thanks for the help everyone defiantly got my mind set on this 2500k and an SSD as soon as I can afford one, another random note, I've always topped at 4gb of ram to avoid the dreaded 32 and 64 bit memory issue, every time I've ever gone 64 bit it's been shocking how many applications don't work and how difficult it is to find 64 bit versions?!?! How do you guys cope??? :0
Are you saying that you tried 64-bit Windows 7 but had problems?
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Hey guys, I currently have the core two quad q9650 at the stock 3.0ghz however I'm considering an upgrade to the i5 2500k, firstly would I get a noticeable difference?, I've checked the anandtech benches and it seems like i would, however it'd be nice get real qualitative information before plunging into juicy sandy bridge goodness, however should I even choose to upgrade at all? I do a lot of multitasking photoshop, dream weaver, 2 or so browsers with 20 or so tabs which take more ram than CPU though? the usual msn etc. At one time, I do encode video from time to time but not frequently and I do very little gaming
, at the moment I can run just fine any game I've played, new portal, cod series, bulletstorm, crysis 1 and 2 etc..

The reason I ask all this is that it seems apparent the 2500k is a well respected 'gaming' CPU, and seeing as I do little to none of that, it seemed an obvious move to make.

I've considered the i7's etc for the HT but at the moment, one my budget is by choice around £400 ~ $600? and two my current CPU is not completely unbareable so it seems a little extreme to jump straight to i7??

Thanks for any help you can offer me, please forgive me if it seems like this post has been vomited onto the forum as it's late and fumbling around an iPad keyboard.

Broak
I had a Q9550 before. A 2500K will ABSOLUTELY DESTROY it. But try getting a GPU with it.
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Thanks for the help everyone defiantly got my mind set on this 2500k and an SSD as soon as I can afford one, another random note, I've always topped at 4gb of ram to avoid the dreaded 32 and 64 bit memory issue, every time I've ever gone 64 bit it's been shocking how many applications don't work and how difficult it is to find 64 bit versions?!?! How do you guys cope??? :0
double check the programs that you are using? ever since i upgraded to 64-bit i haven't had any issues with the programs that i am working with (provided that the program gets continuous updates). 64-bit has been out for quite a while and is slowly becoming the norm.
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I would try more ram and an ssd with your core 2 quad. Those will give a performance boost multitasking.

You should overclock your core 2 quad for more performance. You are talking about upgrading to an overclocking brand new chip and you haven't even pushed your current chip.
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Thanks for the help everyone defiantly got my mind set on this 2500k and an SSD as soon as I can afford one, another random note, I've always topped at 4gb of ram to avoid the dreaded 32 and 64 bit memory issue, every time I've ever gone 64 bit it's been shocking how many applications don't work and how difficult it is to find 64 bit versions?!?! How do you guys cope??? :0
Windows XP x64 definitely had major issues with drivers, but Windows 7 should work just fine. I have Windows 7 x64 on two computers and haven't had a problem with either machine whether it came to running 32-bit applications or finding 64-bit drivers. The great majority of applications that are in active development should work either in native 64-bit mode or through the WoW64 subsystem.
    
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You should get a new video card lol. Seriously don't know why so many people keep suggesting that when you stated numerous times that you aren't concerned with fps. /rant I am surprised no one has said this but you always could wait to see how bulldozer turns out, at this point you may only have to wait another month tops. Who knows if Bulldozer performs well Intel may even drop prices or BD may be the best bang for buck but since you already have a decent cpu waiting a month can't hurt.
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