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Upgrade q8400 to i5 2500k

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Hello all,

Today I ordered my core i5 system.just wanna make sure it was worth the upgrade from what I have now in my sig.

I paid 150usd for the i5 2500k. Micro center was having a sale was a great price.
Then picked up a msi p67-g43 for 80usd at ncix.com

Also got 8gb corsir xms3 for 35 dollars at micro center also.

So I should be expecting a huge upgrade right. As battlefield 3 coming out wanna make sure I'm good for ultra
Bf3 run about ultra/high now at around 35-50fps.

Also turbo boost is automatically on right? That should suffice so my 6950 doesn't get bottlenecked?

Thanks
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post #2 of 8
an oc'ed 4.0GHz q8400 should be equivalent to a stock 2500k. so pushing it any higher should blow your past performance out of the water.

turbo boost is indeed automatic and it boost the 2500k from 3.3 to 3.7 GHz
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Great well tried ocing my CPU now. Hit fsb wall on the p43 I have. Stuck at 3ghz 7.5 x 400.

But even at 3.7ghz it should destroy the q8400 correct?
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Great well tried ocing my CPU now. Hit fsb wall on the p43 I have. Stuck at 3ghz 7.5 x 400.

But even at 3.7ghz it should destroy the q8400 correct?
yes
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Great. +rep for you kind sir.
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post #6 of 8
I personally went from a q9400 to 2500k, and saw DRAMATIC improvement in games, mostly BC2. Just for comparison.

I didn't expect to improve much, if any from C2Q to SB, but I did, at stock SB clocks.
    
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post #7 of 8
bump voltage and lower ram speed and bump the fsb a bit. That chip usually gets to around 3.4ghz iirc.
    
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post #8 of 8
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Yeh im hoping for a good performence boost,

just from what i been seeing, the i5 even beats out q9550 by a landslide most of the time.

i would oc this cpu more but no point as come wed. i will have the mobo to use
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