Originally Posted by ZeroCoool
I checked microcenters return policy and they dont accept returns on cpu's for refunds
Oh well hopefully ill be able to overclock it a bit and reach near the SB i5 speeds. Judging by the benchmarks If i overclock it abit I should be pretty close to the stock i5 2500k speeds. Or maybe thats just a pipe dream.
Anyone know how much i can overclock this i7? Not use to intel cpu's, im use to my amd processors becomming very unstable after a 400mhz overclock (or maybe thats just a mobo issue)
Man that sucks. Well, you'll be fine. That i7 is going to be a great CPU for awhile still. Still has at least 2 years left out of it, if not more. i7s can generally hit anywhere from 3.8-4.4 depending how fine you are with the temperatures. However, ya, it does depend on your motherboard, your cooling, and the method of overclock you use. Most of the time the overclock fails because of the memory. So maybe take that in mind when your overclocking your new i7.