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Hello, I have questions regarding the i5-2500k/2550k processors.

I'm currently running:
Q8300 2.5 Ghz stock (failed at OC)
XFX 750i Sli motherboard
4 Gb corsair xms ram
Gigabyte 550ti
64 bit


1) How much improvement will I get from going to one of these processors with an overclock? (First PC my dad and I built together)

2) Is it actually a big difference in OC between both units? since the 2550k is (GIMPED)

3) Currently I found a deal for the 2550k for 188.88 (177.00 after PM) CAD before taxes. Should I go for the 2550k at 177.00 CAD or a 2500k at 210 CAD?

4) Or wait for what Ivy Bridge offers?


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I will be gaming on this PC with a discrete graphics card BTW.
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What do you mean it is "gimped?

With a 2500/2550k you should be able to OC it to 4.3-4.5 in 10 min and 4.8ish with a little more effort, either way, you should be seeing a nice bump in performance.
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I've read that the 2550k is exactly like the 2500k without the integrated graphics processor. Therefore it is gimped
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Quote:
1) How much improvement will I get from going to one of these processors with an overclock? (First PC my dad and I built together)

2) Is it actually a big difference in OC between both units? since the 2550k is (GIMPED)

3) Currently I found a deal for the 2550k for 188.88 (177.00 after PM) CAD before taxes. Should I go for the 2550k at 177.00 CAD or a 2500k at 210 CAD?

4) Or wait for what Ivy Bridge offers?

1)2x performance at stock speed but deppends on what you do
2)go which ever cheaper IGP is disabled on 2550k, on 2500k doesnt
3/4) wait 3570k to see its limit on OC
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by MrFenzee View Post

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I was in the same dilemma as you but I was unable to wait for the IB chips to be released for I had sold my previous chip and wasn't going to pass up that sale. I ended up going with a BNIB i5-2550K only because I got it for 175-. I was going to grab the 2500K but I couldn't get it for any cheaper then 200 bucks. The 2550K I bought off a member from EVGA forums who got it from microcenter. I must say I am no at all regretting my choice of going with the 2550K. I run my chip at 4.5Ghz rock solid with only 1.265Vcore and I could probably make the Vcore lower just never tried. I am cooling it with a Hyper 212+ and during prime or folding my temps never exceed 60C. I have been told that the 2550K runs a lot cooler then the 2500K simply because it doesn't have IGP. If I could have waited for IB I probably would have done that and may still try to go for an IB since my z68 will be capable of running IB. I will be putting my 2550K under water some time next week when my WC kit arrives in the mail. I can not wait to see what I will be able to do once I am fully water cooled.
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good experience.thanks
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