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Sandy Bridge upgrade question!

post #1 of 5
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Simple question, was wondering if its worth upgrading to haswell or better off waiting till broadwell? I ask because the cmos battery on my sabertooth is dead or dying, doesn't turn on at times in the morning. Before anyone suggests, I'm to lazy to take that "thermal armor" off of it an replace the battery tongue.gif Plus it gives me a reason to upgrade. So yeah biggrin.gif
post #2 of 5
Replace battery and overclock! smile.gif

Not worth upgrading man.
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Ugh....
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Maybe, MAYBE worth upgrading to a 2600k, 2700k, or even better yet a 3770k (all will work with your current board). Upgrading to a new generation i5? No, absolutely not.

A new CMOS battery is $2-3 at any local jewelry store. Just buy a new freaking battery. tongue.gif
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Well I'm guessing I can use a Cr2032 battery? From a google search someone else told some other dude to just replace his with one of those.
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