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i7 920 for i7 950?

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Hey everyone,

I was just looking for some input on whether or not I should sell my i7 920 C0 processor and pick up an i7 950 from Microcenter.

My 920 has to have 1.2 vcore to hit 3.42GHz and quite a bit more to reach 3.8Ghz. I bought it when it first came out and haven't overclocked it until recently. Turns out I have a pretty bad chip for it!

I could probably get about $200 for my 920 locally, and then a brand new i7 950 for like $220 from Microcenter. Will I be able to get significantly better numbers at a lower vcore with the 950, or is it not worth the trouble? I may just suck it up and hold off for Ivy Bridge, but I don't think I can wait that long!

As a funny side note, my girlfriend has a i7 920 D0 and refuses to trade me. Her rig is better than mine and I can't even remember the last time she played a game!
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wait for Ivybridge, the difference between the 920 and 950 will be minimal and that voltage is low anyway. people get up to ~1.4V on those all the time

EDIT: If you can trade up for little to no cost as said in the OP, go for it
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If you can get it sold for $200 I don't see why not. If so and you have a MC close by the move to a 950 will only cost you tax.
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