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cpu upgrade question

#1imprezasPosted 6/30/2012 4:16:24 AM
hi i have the intel quad core q9300 at 2,5ghz if i upgrade to an i5 or i7 should i see any difference?
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#2spendog8Posted 6/30/2012 4:25:45 AM
a vast difference(will probably need a new mobo to go to the 'i' range)
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#3R i c kPosted 6/30/2012 4:40:30 AM
We have benchmarks for things like this: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/75?vs=288

Pretty substantial improvement at stock but the 2500K can also be OC'd to 4.5GHz without even breaking a sweat if you get a mobo with decent OC capabilities and an aftermarket cooler.
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#4imprezas(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2012 5:32:40 AM
a vast difference? sorry i dont know what vast means :)

and this site with comparisson is very good ty
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#5GuanedOnYouPosted 6/30/2012 5:39:04 AM
From: imprezas | #004
a vast difference? sorry i dont know what vast means :)


Vast means big.

Like..

*spreads arms as wide as possible*

Really big.
#6Cobra152004Posted 6/30/2012 5:48:15 AM
I've got a Q9550 at 3.40 GHz up from the stock 2.83 GHz. I'm not in any hurry to upgrade due to a large backlog of older games I haven't gotten to.
It maybe smart to look up benchmarks for games you actually play performed on a system with a similar graphics card to get a decent estimate of how big the difference could be. I've been surprised by how different specific games can perform in the past.
#7imprezas(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2012 5:49:45 AM
i like play civilization a lot which need good cpu i also play mmo like lol,diablo and allso others like battlefield,dirt,darkness etc
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#8reincarnator07Posted 6/30/2012 6:05:37 AM
You are aware that you will need a new motherboard, and possibly RAM right?
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#9XeroGloryPosted 6/30/2012 6:13:00 AM
reincarnator07 posted...
You are aware that you will need a new motherboard, and possibly RAM right?


Amen to this.

Thinking that you can upgrade just the CPU is not smart. Especially with DDR2 and an older generation CPU.

May want to save a little more and do a full overhaul. Not sure if you are near a Microcenter, but they are known for cheap CPU's and mobo's. I got my combo for about $220 and then all you would have to do is upgrade the ram, which is cheap nowadays. (4 gigs for 50$ maybe)
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#10thaandieselPosted 6/30/2012 6:55:55 AM
i am in the same boat as Cobra. i am currently running BF3 at 55 fps esily, so i am finding no real reason to upgrade from this cpu yet. i personally feel any core2quad clocked 3.5-ish isnt worth the hundred of dollars upgrade to i-anything.

cpu wise, you really arent gaining much real world performance, or game performance. yes, there is a increase, just not enough to warrant the $350 for a core system. if you cant overclock, or dont want to, then the answer is clear tho.
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