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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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No worries man, any questions people ask, chances are, that many others also have those same questions, and can learn from it here.

My whole view on the 2600k vs 2500k is basically this.

People are who are solely gaming, will not benefit from HT.

People who are gaming, and do the occassional graphics design work on Photoshop, or do video editing, rendering, etc, these are the people that will benefit from the 2600k on the long term.

But if you never use any of those apps or software, and all you do is game, I'd much rather put that $100 towards a better GPU or something like that. wink.gif

Like going for a 570, or a 6950 and unlocking it...
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No worries man, any questions people ask, chances are, that many others also have those same questions, and can learn from it here.

My whole view on the 2600k vs 2500k is basically this.

People are who are solely gaming, will not benefit from HT.

People who are gaming, and do the occassional graphics design work on Photoshop, or do video editing, rendering, etc, these are the people that will benefit from the 2600k on the long term.

But if you never use any of those apps or software, and all you do is game, I'd much rather put that $100 towards a better GPU or something like that.

Like going for a 570, or a 6950 and unlocking it...
yup i agree, basically this statement has been repeated A LOT and it's even on the front page of this thread...
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http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18227516

Core i5 2500k and i7 2600k chips already degraded/dead, hope I don't get a bad batch, some are saying it is the ram.
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Not having much luck on the P67A-GD65. 2600k doesn't want to boot over 4.7ghz
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Not having much luck on the P67A-GD65. 2600k doesn't want to boot over 4.7ghz
maybe your 2600K isn't that good of an oc'er
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Important post about Voltages and killing Sandy Bridge cpus.
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...&postcount=103
    
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maybe your 2600K isn't that good of an oc'er
That could be. It's at 4.7ghz with 1.35v. giving it 1.5v still won't let 48x work or boot
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Core Voltage - Not recommended too exceed 1.38v, doing so could kill the CPU, we therefor recommend a range of 1.325-1.350v if overclocking.

This is what I've been telling people. 1.35v should be your max safe zone, and get PROPER cooling. Don't go past 4.4 with the stock cooler.
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Core Voltage - Not recommended too exceed 1.38v, doing so could kill the CPU, we therefor recommend a range of 1.325-1.350v if overclocking.

This is what I've been telling people. 1.35v should be your max safe zone, and get PROPER cooling. Don't go past 4.4 with the stock cooler.
I would say a Feser Quad with Push/Pull is proper cooling, no?
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Ok, now 4.8ghz is stable. Seems you need to change more than just core voltage like some have said. Changing CpuIO up to 1.2v from 1v has now gotten me stable at 4.8ghz. I couldn't boot in to windows untill this was changed.
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