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thats a real good overclock,iam using a zalman performa with one 120mm fan,and under prime,its overheating @ 4200.

if it fails prime 95,set cpu load line calibration to high/extreme
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what are you're guys thoughts on this processor can it compare to an i7?

 

Does not even compare to an i5 so no it does not compare to an i7

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Does not even compare to an i5 so no it does not compare to an i7

it does compare to an i5 in fact it competes with the 2500k
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it does compare to an i5 in fact it competes with the 2500k

Not really. The 2500k beats it badly in applications using 4 threads and under and trades blows with it when running a program capable of making use of 8 cores. There are very few programs on the market that use four cores. In fact I'd say your average user will never use one.

I will say though for 130-150 an 8120 is probabally worth it as a cheap encoding cpu or something of that nature. And most games are GPU limited so it really wouldn't hurt you there. Can honestly count on my hand the amount of modern games that really squeeze your CPU.
    
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and the amount of modern games that really squeeze your CPU.
Every mmo ever?
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With a good air cooler you can get about 4.4ghz. I have a FX8150 an it has no problem running 4.4 on air.
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what are you're guys thoughts on this processor can it compare to an i7? ive heard no. but when i look at the 3.1 ghz and 4 more cores i dont understand why it doesnt?

The i7 will beat the 8120 in every application.

The reason is that a four core intel SB cpu has better performance per core. So it can do more with less. And since it can do more with one core than an AMD cpu can do with one core, an application that cannot use more than 4 cores (almost every game and software that an average user will use), the intel cpu will perform better. Only does the 8-core amd cpus start to beat out the i5 intels when applications can use all of those 8 cores. It cannot beat the i7 because of hyperthreading, which essentially give the i7 4 extra logical cores, for a total of 8 threads.

The 8120 is not a bad choice except if you are going to be running multiple gpu's, then it can become a bottleneck. For your system it will perform just fine.
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I just got the 8120 and an asus sabertooth 990fx a couple weeks ago (maybe 3 or 4) so far ive been playing with speeds around the 4.125 - 4.5ghz range, so far im very impressed with how well this CPU overclocks, though im still working on different voltages/FSB/multi configurations to find the most stable (note: i did upgrade the cooler from stock to a corsair h60 with a custom push/pull, seems to keep it around 50-55 degrees on 90%-100%load @4ghz+)
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i upgraded from a phenom II 965, when i had that guy clocked to ~4.1ghz it was uaully sitting around the 59-65 degree mark on the same push/pull H60 (ambient in my apartment is rather high, usually around 27-30 degrees)
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