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I just bought this chip, what do you think of it? Will it be good enough to handle most games? Also look at the rest of my components in my sig.
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It's a good HTPC Chip and maybe a light gaming chip. Overclocking is nonexistent though sadly.
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
It's a good HTPC Chip and maybe a light gaming chip. Overclocking is nonexistent though sadly.
I wasn't planning on overclocking it anyway, just to use as a gaming pc. How does this chip compare to an Athlon II X4 640?
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It will beat the snot out of AMD chips.

As long as you don't care about overclocking, it is a good chip.
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It will beat the snot out of AMD chips.

As long as you don't care about overclocking, it is a good chip.
Good, glad to hear it, I wanted to give Intel a shot, well I always have wanted to, but I normally have a low budget, which is why I always go with AMD. Glad I pulled the trigger on this deal.
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You can still overclock it. As long as it has turbo boost you can set the multiplier up by 4. So you'll still get 3.2 out of it, and the highest being 3360 with 32x105 BLCK. 3.2 wouldnt require any addition voltage and you'd be with the threshold for the stock cooler.

Whoever thinks you NEED to overclock any recent chip to game is nuts.
     
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