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My 2600k used to be able to do 5GHz when I got it new back in April, 2011 but since then I've had to lower it down to 4.7GHz as it became unstable. Still, a 4.7GHz 2600k is plenty fast and I haven't had to lower the OC at all in the past few years. My old 3960X used to do 5GHz as well but one day it crapped the bed and would barely OC at all anymore. Turned it in under my IPP and got a new one, which I sold to buy my 4930k, which has been a crap overclocker since new (will only do 4.6GHz stable). Has not degraded any from there though since November, 2013...
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I saw a big difference with my 3570k, it was clocked at 5 GHz and I was originally using the 1600Mhz ram I purchased with it (I liked the look of the corsair LPX and microcenter kinda did not have many choices on the wall that day). But then I was reading on OCN in a thread and the guy was preaching all about ram a minimum framerate. So I purchased a 4x4gb set of Ripjaw-Z with cas10-12-12-24 @2400MHz and truly and honestly noticed the difference just on the boot up.. I had never seen all of my icons hit the screen at once like that. In games it made a huge difference in keeping the minimums and the average frames tighter. I swore by this ram on my ivy system, I even repurchased the exact same set for my haswell system. If you are still on DDR3 I feel that cas 10 2400mhz is the sweetspot for gaming.thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231586

Good solid ram
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I saw a big difference with my 3570k, it was clocked at 5 GHz and I was originally using the 1600Mhz ram I purchased with it (I liked the look of the corsair LPX and microcenter kinda did not have many choices on the wall that day). But then I was reading on OCN in a thread and the guy was preaching all about ram a minimum framerate. So I purchased a 4x4gb set of Ripjaw-Z with cas10-12-12-24 @2400MHz and truly and honestly noticed the difference just on the boot up.. I had never seen all of my icons hit the screen at once like that. In games it made a huge difference in keeping the minimums and the average frames tighter. I swore by this ram on my ivy system, I even repurchased the exact same set for my haswell system. If you are still on DDR3 I feel that cas 10 2400mhz is the sweetspot for gaming.thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231586

Good solid ram
Tempting, but i wonder if my aging z77 would support this ram.
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Tempting, but i wonder if my aging z77 would support this ram.

My Z68 didn't even like 1866 ram. But I just bought a 2133 kit just to try out. I also have a z77 board, so I will be trying it there also.
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My Z68 didn't even like 1866 ram. But I just bought a 2133 kit just to try out. I also have a z77 board, so I will be trying it there also.

Hope for the best, will be waiting on your result!
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My 2600k used to be able to do 5GHz when I got it new back in April, 2011 but since then I've had to lower it down to 4.7GHz as it became unstable. Still, a 4.7GHz 2600k is plenty fast and I haven't had to lower the OC at all in the past few years. My old 3960X used to do 5GHz as well but one day it crapped the bed and would barely OC at all anymore. Turned it in under my IPP and got a new one, which I sold to buy my 4930k, which has been a crap overclocker since new (will only do 4.6GHz stable). Has not degraded any from there though since November, 2013...

I ran my 2500K @ 4.8GHz with 1.45v for 1 year with no problems. Got a 3570K then 3770K and could not get over 4.6GHz even though 3770K was a better CPU. I even dellided 3770K but no matter the voltages 4.7 or 4.8 was not attainable. Still 4.6GHz I have had a single crash since day 1. Super stable OC with +165mV. I am hoping what ever CPU I get next can at least OC better so I get better performance. Sadly now 4K I dont really care about CPU performance. Most games CPU is like 10-20% usage while GPU is 99%. Games run so much better then CPU is not stresses as you get moe stable frame times eventhough they are slower because fps is lower 4K.
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Article says 5 year old CPU is still good...makes me happy to still be on x58 with my trusty x5670 thumb.gif
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Article says 5 year old CPU is still good...makes me happy to still be on x58 with my trusty x5670 thumb.gif

Yeah you are still good but if you are looking to get the most fps 6700K is a good upgrade.
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post #239 of 402
It was just such a huge upgrade over the previous stuff, easy to OC, didnt require any cooling whatsoever, and almost all chips could surpass 4.5ghz. Of course new stuff is faster, but that really inst the point. Who wants to buy a 4790k where you could maybe get 300mhz over stock and have to buy (and some chips you had to take apart voiding the warranty!) 100+$ cooling to get there? lol

Sandy was just perfect, and i wont upgrade until i see a 3x improvement in real world tasks. Guess ill have this thing another 10 years : )
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It was just such a huge upgrade over the previous stuff, easy to OC, didnt require any cooling whatsoever, and almost all chips could surpass 4.5ghz. Of course new stuff is faster, but that really inst the point. Who wants to buy a 4790k where you could maybe get 300mhz over stock and have to buy (and some chips you had to take apart voiding the warranty!) 100+$ cooling to get there? lol

Sandy was just perfect, and i wont upgrade until i see a 3x improvement in real world tasks. Guess ill have this thing another 10 years : )

3x performance per watt maybe. 3x performance will be hard. I mean Even 6700K right now probably not 3x on everything over Q6600. If you look 3DMark CPU scores my PII @ 4.2GHz gets ~ 6.2K vs 12.2K for 3770K @ 4.6GHz. 6700K get ~ 14K-14.5K with OC. 4790K gets ~ 13K. I would need to wait a lot more than 10 year for 3x performance assuming 4 Core + HT.
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