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At what overclock speed does a FX-8150 compete with a 2500K at stock

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As title states,I have a 2500K that is a bit of a dud when it comes to overclocking only about 4.2GHZ .But I also inherited a FX-8150 and a Crosshair V from my brother which he runs at a modest 4.2 but it has seen 4.8 on water.
Now I know that for gaming generally the 2500K is king ,but if I decided to use the FX .Where would I have to get it to, for it to trump the 2500K for gaming usage? I would also be curious to know, at what speed it would beat a 2600K at stock.
Does anybody have any real opinions and or #'s to back it up.Normally all you see is overclocked speed VS overclocked speed and usually different benchmarks as well
post #2 of 11
Your 2500K should be able to hit past 4.2GHz. You are doing something wrong mate....
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Far higher than you can hope to attain on air.
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post #4 of 11
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I have played with it a fair amount and with different multi's and voltages just never seems to be stable once I go past 4.2-4.3.I have had it north of 4.5 but it required over 1.4v to get there and it was running warmer then I care to run 65-70,I shouldn't really state it is a dud but it just likes the V but gives of too much C
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That really does sound like a bad overclocker. Did you eliminate that it could be your RAM not being stable?
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post #6 of 11
what about if all of u just concentrate in the question? how much OC he has to put on the FX8150 to match a Regular 2500k gaming wise?
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I've tried Mushkin 1600 and Gskill 1600 no real change
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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

what about if all of u just concentrate in the question? how much OC he has to put on the FX8150 to match a Regular 2500k gaming wise?


Heavily depends on the game.

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post #9 of 11
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Lets say BF3, Skyrim and Sleeping Dogs that's what I've been concentrating on lately
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CPU performance varies considerably from game to game, some games are GPU limited and you will see almost no difference between an i5-2500k and a FX8150. In other situations even a 4.6ghz overclock on a FX8150 still can't best the i5-2500k stock.

Perhaps if you had a particular game in mind, you could get a more accurate answer.

EDIT: Oh look as I was writing this, you picked some games smile.gif
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