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Will i see much performance increase?

current pc is
i5 650 4.15ghz turbo boost on hyper threading on
1.36v
kingston ram 1333mhz
sapphire 6870
corsair 750watt
gigabyte H55M-UD2H
60hz samsung monitor 1920x1080

will i5 2500k work fine with 1333mhz ddr3 kingston ram?
will it work fine with 4 channel?

how much better is gonna perform in games?
will it be a problem if i play on lower resolution? such as 1600x1200
combat arms
ava
call of duty

i'm also waiting for bulldozer
Edited by xenonca - 8/12/11 at 6:49pm
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Yes you will see a BIG difference in games/programs that rely on more cores.
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post #3 of 16
You'll see quite an improvement over what you have.
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Originally Posted by xenonca View Post
Will i see much performance increase?

current pc is
i5 650 4.15ghz turbo boost on hyper threading on
1.36v
kingston ram 1333mhz
sapphire 6870
corsair 750watt
gigabyte H55M-UD2H

will i5 2500k work fine with 1333mhz ddr3 kingston ram?
will it work fine with 4 channel?

how much better is gonna perform in games?

combat arms
ava
call of duty
Yep, is worth it and you'll see a difference.

You'll get 4.5GHz with a dinky cooler on a 2500K.
    
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post #5 of 16
Yes but you need a new mobo too remember 1155 and 1156 are not compatible.
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If your up for a whole new motherboard change (and in turn a windows re-activation) then I'd say you'd benefit from the change, however it's not like you'd be going from rags to riches. You have a good proc now 4ghz dual core will still eat up any game.
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post #7 of 16
Yeah, you'll see improvements for sure.

If you are waiting for bulldozer and don't plan to have 2 rigs, then do just that; wait for Bulldozer and decide then if you are not being limited with your current rig.

Also, 1333Mhz ram is what SB actually specifies (can run it faster though). Just try to stick with 1.5v ram
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Yes but you need a new mobo too remember 1155 and 1156 are not compatible.
yes i know
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YES, the i5 2500K was my best upgrade so far
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Originally Posted by xenonca;14563982 
Will i see much performance increase?

current pc is
i5 650 4.15ghz turbo boost on hyper threading on
1.36v
kingston ram 1333mhz
sapphire 6870
corsair 750watt
gigabyte H55M-UD2H
60hz samsung monitor 1920x1080

will i5 2500k work fine with 1333mhz ddr3 kingston ram?
will it work fine with 4 channel?

how much better is gonna perform in games?
will it be a problem if i play on lower resolution? such as 1600x1200
combat arms
ava
call of duty

i'm also waiting for bulldozer smile.gif


You mean a higher resolution? higher resolutions will be more gpu dependent.

also what voltage is your ram? Sandy bridge likes 1.5v. If it's already at say 1.65 you won't really be able to OC it
    
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