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nice v8 btw
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But im still stumped on why its dual core lol
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Did you even use the latest CPU-Z?
Did you mess with BIOS?
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Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
Don't buy it.
You have a i7-920, the "upgrade" is very marginal.
And all you really have to do is get a new PSU and a GPU for your Dell..
Well the case is kinda small so I'd prolly need a bigger one, then will all the money in it i might has well get a new MB and heatsink.
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Ya the dell bios is crap. all it lets me do is turn on cores and HT and all that, no unlocking more cores. And by turn on cores it says "all, one, two"
if CPU-Z version 1.56 is the latest (which it should, i went to the website) then yes, i have it
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Ya the dell bios is crap. all it lets me do is turn on cores and HT and all that, no unlocking more cores. And by turn on cores it says "all, one, two"
if CPU-Z version 1.56 is the latest (which it should, i went to the website) then yes, i have it
There's a few beta CPU-Z floating around like 1.56.1, 1.56.2, 1.56.3. Also, for the newegg wish list...

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There's a few beta CPU-Z floating around like 1.56.1, 1.56.2, 1.56.3. Also, for the newegg wish list...

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Still confused about the whole dual core thing
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post #19 of 35
Check out the cooler master haf 912. very nice case for cheap. very easy to work with.

power supply is good.

memory: if you're going to use 1333, might as well get some thats low latency and runs on std 1.5v like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308. I would rather go for DDR3-1600, but it's a bit more expensive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

Mobo is fine if you never plan on SLI/CFX

Save some money and just get the cool master hyper 212 plus. $30 cooler that gets the job done.

Not a bad VC choice for the price.
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your i7 920 is fine you don't need to upgrade
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