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Is E5700 strong enough?

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Is the old Intel E5700 with clock of 3.0GHz and 2Mb Cache, paired up with 8GB ddr3 enough to push the 560Ti 448 Power Edition? I see all the things you might say, about the 775 socket dying out, but it just caught my eye, this CPU + P5G41T-MLX and 8 gigs at price of 60$ seem fair enough to hold a bit more on, for me to stack my budget for oncoming Haswell. What do you say?
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Depends on the game, but it should be fine for most games - push the clocks on that chip though, you should be able to hit mid 3's even though thats not a very strong board.
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It will bottleneck in some games that take advantage of more than 2 cores, and some games will benefit from more than 2 Mb of L2 cache. The motherboard is not very good for overclocking, but since the Pentium E5700 has an 800 (200 x 4) Mhz FSB and G41 chipset based motherboards tend to max out at 1360 Mhz (340 x 4), 1400 Mhz (350 x 4) FSB, you can easily push the E5700 to at least 3.6 Ghz, I'd say even 4 Ghz is possible with some voltage adjustments.
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Ok, but I will need your help at OC, since I`m total noob at it. I never OC-ed anything except my GPU clock in Afterburner.. Will you help me out? biggrin.gif
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Sure! thumb.gif Just answered your PM, btw.

Oh, forgot to add something to the PM, you can try investing in an aftermarket cooler that is compatible with both socket 775 and socket 1156, 1155. Haswell will come out with socket 1150, but as far as I know the coolers will be compatible as the socket size doesn't change that much.
 
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