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i7 950 4.5Ghz | Upgrade to SB?

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If I'd sell the hardware I'd get better RAM, alot better CPU, for about 200€ after selling my old hardware and buying the new one, now the question is... Will it be worth it? +rep to all. Considering my "skills" I could get my SB to 5Ghz unless I'm REALLY unlucky. thanks!
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plz pm me what your full bios settings are especially your QPI, PLL voltage need help with clocking my 950 and becuz of my 2000mhz ram I am having troubles compared to other guides it would seem, what base clock/un-core clock/qpi frequency you running etc? I would LOVE you long time for your full bios settings pm!!!!
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If I'd sell the hardware I'd get better RAM, alot better CPU, for about 200€ after selling my old hardware and buying the new one, now the question is... Will it be worth it? +rep to all. Considering my "skills" I could get my SB to 5Ghz unless I'm REALLY unlucky. thanks!

You would get a few more MHz, but doubt you would notice the difference outside of benching and epeen...


If you were stuck at 4.0 then maybe it would be worth it. But if your running 4.5 24/7 with HT on there is really no point in upgrading... Unless it was a near swap after you sell your current hardware...
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seriously i7 950 is more than enough
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Highly doubt it will be worth it, 4.6 is a seriously good clock and should give you more than enough speed
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An i7 at those clocks and then switching to a sandy bridge you wouldn't noticce the difference much.
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True, I wanted to go for it because of the E-Peen. My friend (who has no knowledge on overclocking etc, decided to wait for Sandy Bridge last fall (Like 4 month wait LOL) while I went for the i7 950, now that he got his chip to 4.7Ghz with my help (woulda wanted to go 5Ghz but he was scared so we stopped) he keeps bragging to me with his rig, so we did a 3DMark11 test he raise his CPU to 4.8Ghz and when the CPU test started he crashed, and was too scared to run it again (Lol), he beats me at CPU score so I just wanted to win him, I kind of want to win in everything lols. Well I guess i'll swallow (thats what she said) my lose, and convince myself that I was gaming happily for the 5 months he was sitting on his mini-laptop. Thanks for responses, +rep to all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Antsu View Post
True, I wanted to go for it because of the E-Peen.
Hi

On a serious note, as others have said. Since you have your i7 clocked so high, going from that to SB there really won't be any noticeable increase. You might get some extra points in becnhmarks, but that's really it.

Save your money and invest in other things.
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Apart from benchmarks you won't notice any difference.
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Yeah.
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