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I am currently sitting with a i7 920 D0, debating to upgrade to a 2600k. I know the chip has had some issues and are no longer on ncix / newegg and even in my local computer shop. Is the 2600k a good chip for OCing? Will it be easy to OC to 4.2ghz (thats my goal, nothing higher) without increasing too much vcore? Are there good batches and bad ones?
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post #2 of 8
Nothing wrong with the cpu, it is the sata 3 gbps controllers that will eventually go out in up to three years. 4.2 will be no problem at all.
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4.2 is very modest for the 2600k, with your H50 you should have no problem in hitting 4.5 using fairly low voltage.

Yes batch #'s do matter, here are some threads with batch information.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...5ghz-club.html
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-mhz-list.html
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Agreed. CPU is fine and is a great overclocker, you wouldn't need much more vcore over stock to reach 4.2.

Check this out http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ency,2850.html

From the article above

"1. Sandy Bridge overclocks well. It certainly didn’t take this article to find that Sandy Bridge overclocks very well, at least as long as we’re talking about the K-series processors in Intel's Core i5/i7 portfolio. Going beyond 4 GHz is easily possible, even without a voltage increase, and our processor sample scaled reliably all the way up to 5 GHz on the standard Intel cooler."
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Thanks, and in terms of performance? Comparing a 4.2 2600k vs 4.2 i7 920. Which would yield in better benchmarks / fps?
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Here's from another review.....

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20

Granted, this isn't clock for clock but it will give you an idea
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Check this out, gives all the stats you could ever want:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=47

Edit: I have to work on my draw
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Awesome.. now I just need to find a buyer for my 920. Time to check ebay Thanks guys.
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