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Hello all, hope everyone is doing well.

My question is fairly simple. My current rig is in my signature.

I have the opportunity to buy an i5 2300 chip from a friend for a good price.

My question is, would it be worth the upgrade to the 2300 SB processor?

All I would need to change out is the MB, as I plan on keeping most of the other pieces of my current rig.

Mostly, I play graphically intensive games, fold and do some photo editing.

It'd be a bonus if you had any 1155 mobo recommendations. Thanks!
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I wouldn't go through the trouble, but thats just my .02.
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post #3 of 10
don't do it.
Unless you go K series not worth it.
You fold and do other stuff, not quite worth it in my opinion.
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Thanks guys. I had a feeling that the 1366 processors are still worthy
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post #5 of 10
Not worth it max you clock you probly would get is around 4-4.2 cause of it not being unlocked and your 920 should be able to do that it. And you would lose ht that does help in mutitasking and folding/boincing.
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post #6 of 10
isn't the i5 2300 is the locked version of the i5 2500
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1366 and 1155 use triple channel and dual channel. You should switch that too IF you upgrade. But, you really shouldn't do that.
 
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Wait for SB-E/Ivy
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thanks for the advice everyone!
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Originally Posted by aznricer112 View Post
Thanks guys. I had a feeling that the 1366 processors are still worthy
Yes it's still worthy.
If someone is running an LGA 775 to 1155 it would be worth it, but 1366 to 1155 side stepping.*I know I won't hear the end of this debate.

Don't want to go too much into though, so yeah.. read up on it... your 920 can overclock that "other" cpu won't have much headroom.
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