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    Big mistake.
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    It'll be okay.
  • 18% (26)
    I am a loser.
  • 5% (8)
    Other, explain.
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post #1 of 125
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I bought the oldest revision i7 and a mobo and ram to go with it, all last month. Sandy Bridge is out, overclocking like crazy, and I can't get this chip stable past 3.5. This is still a lot faster than my e8500 @ 4.0, but I feel like an epic failure. Tell me what you think.
    
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You want to go through the trouble of selling your current CPU, mobo and RAM and getting a new mobo, CPU and RAM just for a few extra hundred MHz?

I personally would not go for the jump. I do feel that you can get your i7 over 3.5GHz though, even though you have a C0. Is it the i7 940 you are talking about?
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It is the 940.
    
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what are the current volts on the cpu?
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I would just stay with the 940 because like someone said above, you would need to spend LOADS in order to have a SB rig.. not really worth it for a couple of mhz OC, plus I'm certain someone can help you overclock it past 3.5.
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Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post
I would just stay with the 940 because like someone said above, you would need to spend LOADS in order to have a SB rig.. not really worth it for a couple of mhz OC, plus I'm certain someone can help you overclock it past 3.5.
Let's be real here...

It's not a couple of Mhz, it's probably 1000 or more x 4.

Secondly loads as in what?

$300 for the i7 ($200 for the i5).

$160 on a x8x8 board.

He won't need anything else, since he already has it all.


So thats between $460 to $360 to go sandy bridge.

I'd assume he could unload his current cpu and mobo for what - $200? $250? $300?


You do the math, loads... Ha.
    
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post #8 of 125
Abandon ship! Go to SB.
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Ahh the ship metaphor for 1366.

Excellent.

1366 is dead, long live SB!
    
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Let's be real here...

It's not a couple of Mhz, it's probably 1000 or more x 4.

Secondly loads as in what?

$300 for the i7 ($200 for the i5).

$160 on a x8x8 board.

He won't need anything else, since he already has it all.


So thats between $460 to $360 to go sandy bridge.

I'd assume he could unload his current cpu and mobo for what - $200? $250? $300?


You do the math, loads... Ha.
I couldn't agree more with you on that and the person saying you have to spend loads of money to have SB you have no clue what your talking about
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