CPU Upgrade Worth It?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:44 AM
I have been offered an Intel Core i7 860s (LGA 1156), I dont plan on upgrading my Motherboard and switching to 1155, 1366, 2011 etc. I plan to keep my MB and everything else in the System I just wonder if it is worth getting the Upgrade, I am currently running an Intel Core i5 650 (LGA 1156), and my main question is, should I bother, Will there be a massive Performance difference or would it just be a waste.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:39 AM
The question is how much is going to cost you?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:43 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:44 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:57 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:10 PM
Because the CPU he has not is a Socket 1156 and the i5 2500K is a Socket 1155
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:42 AM Edited by Slamman, 26 March 2012 - 05:55 AM.
I finally set up mine with a 500GB HDD running Windows 8 Developer Preview, I had to get it formatted in XP Pro first, with just 2GB Ram, since 4GB proved too much for the XP to boot up with!
I'm having an issue getting the HD support via the board's own HDMI and DVI output, the i3 was expressly bought to support Intel HD video, and it should work fine, but I wound up getting it working with a video card, so if I had a non INTEL HD integrated processor, I'd still be in business anyway
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