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Hello ocn,

I'm new here with my first post.
Sorry for my english, it's not my main language


I have i3 540 overclocked to 4Ghz and will be building a computer for my parents i could put my cpu, motherboard and buy new part for myself.
Will i get any improvement from i3 sandy bridge or stay with current cpu. I'm quite happy with my cpu.
Edited by nisba - 2/2/12 at 5:30am
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post #2 of 6
Probably not, overclocking in non K model Intel parts is very limited now because you can no longer change the BCLK and as before the multipliers are locked.

For the same clock Sandy Bridge should be about 15 percent quicker than Claksdale.
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post #3 of 6
Like TickleMeElmo said, you can't overclock the new i3 Sandy Bridge CPUs, so, you would probably have the same performance with the highest clocked one, or even less. My advice is get a 2500K, which is unlocked and is a quad core, which is what you should be using if you are a gamer.

If you can wait for April, you can get a brand new Z77 motherboard and a new Ivy Bridge CPU.
 
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If you can wait for April, you can get a brand new Z77 motherboard and a new Ivy Bridge CPU.

i agree with this, as IB is so close i would wait for it.. thats what im doing for my second sig rig
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post #5 of 6
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Hello ocn,
I'm new here with my first post.
Sorry for my english, it's not my main language
I have i3 540 overclocked to 4Ghz and will be building a computer for my parents i could put my cpu, motherboard and buy new part for myself.
Will i get any improvement from i3 sandy bridge or stay with current cpu. I'm quite happy with my cpu.

I'd say stick with what you've got if it's still doing what you need, a 2500K would perform better but if you're in the market for an i3 you're probably better off keeping your current one.
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks for replies. I will probably stick with what i have for now. And think over when IB comes out.
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