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Im running my phenom ii X4 955BE at stock speeds (3.2) because of heat issues. Im thinking of grabbing a 2500k. proly Run stock or maybe OC dont know yet. How much faster would it be? Thanks
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I don't have my new ram yet so idk personally. But I'm sure its going to be a pretty significant upgrade, ESP if you overclock it.
I had a 955 for a while at 4 ghz, and a x4 B60 ( unlocked x2 560 ) at 3.92 ghz..
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Why are you getting heat issues with your 955? What temps are we talking about?

Your case and CPU cooler seem more than adequate. Have you reapplied your CPU cooler and thermal paste?

Honestly if you've not seen a PhII X4 running @ 3.8ghz with its NB running at 2.6ghz or higher then you are missing out on about 20-30% theoretical performance increase, and honestly what sometimes *feels like* closer to a 50% performance increase.

NB overclocks are imperative to the AM3 setup's performance. I wouldn't give up on your chip just yet, at least until you've seen what it can do first.
 

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There isn't much increase in games with hi resolution 1920x1080?
Probably not if it's multi-threaded, but if you added another gpu then you'd see a much bigger difference.

At high res and high settings a single card is almost always going to be the bottleneck.
 

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Huge, VERY huge difference in e-peen and benchmarks
E-peen, benchmarks, Gaming, rendering, photo creation, encoding, transcoding, folding. Pretty much every aspect!

I always look at the single and multithreaded benchmarks as they are always the most telling and there are some pretty huge gains there.
 

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I grew my epeen 12 inches over night.

Now i7-9xx tip touch my base.

You'll notice the difference if you use look at fps and other monitoring things, or bench, or do a lot of things that have timers or count downs... other wise you probably won't notice much.
 

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Im running my phenom ii X4 955BE at stock speeds (3.2) because of heat issues. Im thinking of grabbing a 2500k. proly Run stock or maybe OC dont know yet. How much faster would it be? Thanks
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In every day stuff?, 0 difference.

Gaming and such?, significant performance improvements.

Games such as BFBC2, Starcraft II, GTA IV, WoW, COD: Black Ops.... Benefit from stronger CPUs.

And with more and more games being ported from consoles, having a strong CPU is a must for gaming IMO.
 

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I don't have my new ram yet so idk personally. But I'm sure its going to be a pretty significant upgrade, ESP if you overclock it.
I had a 955 for a while at 4 ghz, and a x4 B60 ( unlocked x2 560 ) at 3.92 ghz..
Wish I had a solid answer for you..
yo what ram are u getting dude?
 

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I recently switched from a OC'ed 1090t to an i7 920 setup. The boost in single threaded performace makes applications abit snappier and inturn it has become more apparant that my HDD is the weakest link.
 

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Why are you getting heat issues with your 955? What temps are we talking about?

Your case and CPU cooler seem more than adequate. Have you reapplied your CPU cooler and thermal paste?

Honestly if you've not seen a PhII X4 running @ 3.8ghz with its NB running at 2.6ghz or higher then you are missing out on about 20-30% theoretical performance increase, and honestly what sometimes *feels like* closer to a 50% performance increase.

NB overclocks are imperative to the AM3 setup's performance. I wouldn't give up on your chip just yet, at least until you've seen what it can do first.
Had to bump voltage to 1.525 to get to 4ghz (Then after a month it wasnt stable any more). At stock speeds with the stock cooler my cpu was passing the 60C mark, (in a well vented case) With the 212+ @4ghz it idles at 38- 45 and when I game or do anything serious it gets to 58C. I wanted to do a NB OC, iv was trying for about 2 months. (Getting lots of help form OCN) but my NB wont oc, at all. Not even 10mhz, instant bsod in any benchmark. Really depressing lol. Anyway, thanks for all the great reply's eveyone. Il be picking up a 2500K in about a month.
 

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I had been looking at Sandy Bridge as an upgrade from my 1090T (due to performance issues), but I found it's disappointing that there won't come hexa or octo cores to the platform, so in my optics 1155 is 'obsolete' since it's not that "future proof" (i know nothing is). So instead I decided to save $300 and go for a P55 setup for 3-way SLi and a core i7 870. That should satisfy the gaming need for the upcoming year.
Then I'll probably do the "real" upgrade when socket 2011 arrives.
 

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There is no such thing as "future proof" 1366 has been beaten by mainstream chips already, and anything outside of $900 won't change that fact - and even those chips lose in the single threaded performance.

I'm sorry - did you just say instead of going 1155 you went 1156 and it was $300 less? Unless you bought used the pricing should have been much closer than that.

I'll never understand the logic behind "I'll upgrade before I upgrade".

x4 is the sweet spot for gamers, anything more is waste. HT also usually has a negative impact on FPS. GL with that though.
 

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Had to bump voltage to 1.525 to get to 4ghz (Then after a month it wasnt stable any more). At stock speeds with the stock cooler my cpu was passing the 60C mark, (in a well vented case) With the 212+ @4ghz it idles at 38- 45 and when I game or do anything serious it gets to 58C. I wanted to do a NB OC, iv was trying for about 2 months. (Getting lots of help form OCN) but my NB wont oc, at all. Not even 10mhz, instant bsod in any benchmark. Really depressing lol. Anyway, thanks for all the great reply's eveyone. Il be picking up a 2500K in about a month.
I'm pretty sure the 212+ should be doing much better than the stock cooler, not 2C different... I would assume it's around at LEAST 5-7C cooler than a junk stock cooler.
 
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