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Do you not have access to an AMD 955-esque CPU? No need to replace your mobo, easily OC'able.
The only Phenom II x4's available are those on amazon and they do not deliver to India. Shops in my city have stopped stocking it since production has stopped.
I saw this review on the i3 540 overclocked and I'm not familiar with intel mobos at all.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/31521-intel-core-i3-540-clarkdale-lga1156-processor-review.html
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no average motherboard (P55) will get you a clock of 4.4GHz from an i3-540, it has to be upper tier model and those to this day still cost money.
you should leave the i3-540 idea alone and save up more finances..
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qft

Excuse me?
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qtf = quoted for truth
(it's a compliment)
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Excuse me?

QFT = Quoted For Truth.
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QFT = Quoted For Truth.

Lul, its been a long day and thats not always how I've seen that written out. smile.gif
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no average motherboard (P55) will get you a clock of 4.4GHz from an i3-540, it has to be upper tier model and those to this day still cost money.
you should leave the i3-540 idea alone and save up more finances..
Which mobos are being used for these reviews? I found another review.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i3_540_530/12.html
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The only Phenom II x4's available are those on amazon and they do not deliver to India. Shops in my city have stopped stocking it since production has stopped.
I saw this review on the i3 540 overclocked and I'm not familiar with intel mobos at all.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/31521-intel-core-i3-540-clarkdale-lga1156-processor-review.html

What motherboard do you have? It might be AM3+ compatible.
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I'm from India and here the core i3 540 is Rs 5000 but the i3 2120 is Rs7200. So I'm guessing i can get the i3 540 and a mobo for the price of the i3 2120. Will the i3 540 reach 4.4ghz?

I3-540 for 5000/7000% less cost? Not worth it, get the i3 2120
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get the i3 2120. it's really fast in gaming. I sidegraded from an overclocked phenom II x4 and the i3 2120 still outperformed it (I had a ridiculous bottleneck because it was paired with a gtx 670) +1 on the i3 2120. if you can find a used one the better.I bought a used i3 2120 + msi h61 motherboard even less than a brand new i3 2120
 
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