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If you are getting a new CPU, unlock your 6850 as well if you can.
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
But if you upgrade your board you can update your CPU at a later time and if you choose to upgrade your CPU now when you upgrade again in the future you will have to upgrade your board and your CPU.

I say save the money and get a brand new board and get a CPU later.

It all depends though on how often you upgrade.
Well it also all depends on what he uses his computer for. If it is strictly gaming then grabbing a Q6600 or Q9550 would be the best option. If he is getting into folding though waiting might be the best option.
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post #13 of 23
I'd personally save up and upgrade to an entirely chipset/processor line. If you upgrade now then you're spending money on a dead socket.
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post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Citra View Post
If you are getting a new CPU, unlock your 6850 as well if you can.
You can't unlock the shaders on a 6850 you can only do that on a 6950.
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post #15 of 23
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If you are getting a new CPU, unlock your 6850 as well if you can.
How is this unlocking done?...........I'd be for Gaming and Folding a little of both.
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again, You can't unlock the shaders on a 6850 you can only do that on a 6950.

And for the 6950 unlock you have to flash the 6970 bios on it but you can't so don't worry about it.
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post #17 of 23
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again, You can't unlock the shaders on a 6850 you can only do that on a 6950.

And for the 6950 unlock you have to flash the 6970 bios on it but you can't so don't worry about it.
I googled 6850 unlock when i 1st got it I thought it had changed my bad X_x Im going to just save up for a new CPU MOBO combo
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I googled 6850 unlock when i 1st got it I thought it had changed my bad X_x Im going to just save up for a new CPU MOBO combo
Hey, if you can wait go for it. Now you can have a better CPU and RAID goodness.
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Hey, if you can wait go for it. Now you can have a better CPU and RAID goodness.
Should I get a I7?
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Should I get a I7?
If you can afford it yeah man go for it! I love mine and the P67 platform is a great performer and overclocker. Maybe by the time you are able to save up the money intel will have released ivy bridge and amd will have released bulldozer.
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