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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
2600k definitely. HT is wonderful, it's not for gaming though, but HT will help you a lot.

I believe that the 2600k can reach 5Ghz on air. Just IMAGINE what you can do with when you watercool it.
NO.

If you looked at those CPUZ postings of 5gHz, you'd notice it seems to NEED 1.6V of vCore. That, at least on current CPUs is a FAST death sentence. NO amount of cooling will allow that longterm overvoltage OC...and according to rumour, Sandybridge actually clocks poorer on extreme cooling methods.
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post #32 of 53
the review w/ the asus uefi bios the guy only needed 1.5/1.525 for 4.9ghz on a 2600k
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post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by catalan View Post
the review w/ the asus uefi bios the guy only needed 1.5/1.525 for 4.9ghz on a 2600k


yeah but he didnt do anything with it. Just went into the bios and rebooted it.
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post #35 of 53
what does that prove????? first guy didn't do ****, at least run superpi at least 32m.

Second guy did run, BUTTTTTT ROUND OF APPLUASE FOR THIS ONE USED 3 CORES!!!! hahahahaha ran a 1m too hahahh, that is the correct time for 1m that speed tho.
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post #36 of 53
We may safely run ~4,8Ghz 24/7 ,not 5Ghz though,but still great
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Which should I choose 2500k or 2600k if I'm wanting to run a couple of vm's? Is the HT beneficial for vm's? Thanks
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post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
...for how long. That mentality will leave your dirt poor.
Buying computer hardware in the grand scheme of things isn't that expensive, you are spending about 2k a year assuming you have no resale and you buy the best of each generation.
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post #39 of 53
... wow... you people talk about 1.5v for daily use as it was an ok voltage... ehehehhe

Sure... It can hit the 5Gh but... can you use those 5Ghz? Meh... i doubt so. Having a 24/7 system with 1.5vcore is... well... a little too much imo

But amazing mainstream processor... i imagine the ivy bridge platform...
post #40 of 53
My mb is dead. Need to upgrade. Only gaming on pc. I want to keep my two gtx275's. Not too concerned about dx11 at the moment. Will a 2500k still be better than a i7 950? Would the pci lane restriction of 8x8 be a disadvantage?
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