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Poll Results: How often do you upgrade CPU's?

 
  • 9% (4)
    Everytime a new one comes out!
  • 35% (15)
    After the Price cut on the last generation!
  • 42% (18)
    every 3+ years!
  • 11% (5)
    when my current cpu dies!
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post #11 of 27
I'm somwehat new to building my own PC's, so I don't have the history to give a timeframe over extended periods.

If the trend continues, then I will do major upgrades every 8-12 months.
....hmmm... looks like I need a third job.
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post #12 of 27
i dont have a schedule to upgrade my computer.

i only upgrade when i come across a good deal.

like before my current rig, i had an fx-55. i didn't have any plans on upgrading for a long time, but i came across a very cheaply priced e6600, so i upgraded.

it's either a good deal, or that i need to upgrade that convinces me to do it.
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post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu View Post
never.

i've built 2 computers from bundles before, and both mobo+CPU stayed together forever.
...that is so romantic.
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post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
well, i am tempeted to sell off my e6600 for a GO stepped Q6600 from NCIX, but, i will wait for penryn, as it looks like itll be Socket 775, and my board will support it.

the thing is, next month i will be upgrading my case, and since ill be yanking everything apart, it would be a good time to slip a q6600 in there...... pulling all the WC stuff apart isnt something i like to do, unless its absolutely necessary....

but, dang, if the clocks im see'ing on the q6600 are really tempting!!

i need to find someone around here that wants my e6600, but all my buddies are running antiquated hardware (ie-k6-2 500's, commodore 64's, well, not THAT bad!) but old stuff..... ;-(
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post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ginnz View Post
it almost seems these hardcore oc'ers are really not doing much with there chips, as they almost seem to be just trying to get the most out of them, then hopping on to the next one.....
that is the hobby taken to its ridiculous extreme: overclocking not to get any real performance out of it, but just to see how far you can overclock. it would be like building a hot rod designed to spend its entire life on a dynomometer, never actually being driven on a street. whatever floats their boat; at least we can learn about the limits of our hardware from those loveable nutjobs
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post #16 of 27
I have had this CPU for 3 and a half years I think now... I have only not changed it as I have not got the money.

I am getting the Q6600 in September though and I will probably keep that for 2 or more years.. I want my next CPU after that to be a true quad core which don't come out till mid or late next year or a octocore if they are out!
    
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post #17 of 27
I've seen people on other forums that will buy like 1 E6600 and test it. If it doesn't OC like they want it to, they sell it on E-Bay and buy a new one.... continue that cycle till they find a "good" one.

Personally, I've been through 4 CPU's in the last year. I always get them at good prices and typically sell them a bit higher than what I got them for...Just get lucky
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post #18 of 27
once a year normally.
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post #19 of 27
well it depends on the games i enjoy to play if i cant play it at absolutely the highest setting with 1600 x 1200 i upgrade when i get the money or just try to push the limit and blow my pc up and then get new parts haha
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post #20 of 27
For a period of time, I was upgrading almost every 12 months but came to realized (now that I have a Core 2 Duo) that I won't need any more horse power than what I already have.

So, my next build will be in 2009. I built this one in 2006.

I said not till 2010 but I missed calculated and it'll be in 2009 but if I can push it a little further? 2010.

I'm saving my hobby money next year to go to Europe, I want to go to Spain and Portugal. No more PC upgrades for me.
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