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Windows 7: i5-2500k vs i7-2600k and DRAM compatibility

26 Dec 2011   #51
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

can you recommend me a store on gilmore which sells evga products? can't seem to see them on web


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27 Dec 2011   #52
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You have to register to get the discount.

Check their website for a store closer to you.

I would go with Vengeance, they are 1.50v, most the others are still 1.65v. Your new system will run better on 1.50v.
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12 Feb 2012   #53
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

My new parts will arrive on Thursday(GMT+8). Here are the specs. I5-2500k. 2x8GB ddr3-1600 corsair vengeance cl9 low profile. P8z68 deluxe. Palit gts450. Corsair tx650w. Deepcool ice edge 400fe air cooling. Any tips for overclocking? Should i start new thread?
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13 Feb 2012   #54
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If you have problems getting it to post the first time, you are going to need some RAM setting adjustments with 16GB RAM.

Have fun with it, good luck, that is a nice setup.

Intel Sandy Bridge Overclocking Guide
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13 Feb 2012   #55
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Small suggestion. Use complete words so people around the world no what you are posting. IMO those little things (w/c) that kids play with on their phones don't get the job done. I though it meant water cooling and their for I was lost.
Thanks for your understanding.
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14 Feb 2012   #56
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4hya View Post
I'm planning to upgrade my PC to a better one.
I currently planning to buy this motherboard
Code:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67_DELUXE/#overview
many says i5-2500k is almost the same as the i7-2600k. except for the HT and extra
4 cores.

is it worth it the $100 for the i7?

and.. is the DRAM 2200MHz compatible with i5 and i7?.

My usage is these:
Photoshop
some video encoding
Internet
PS2 Emulation
extreme gaming. hehehe


and.. is that board good for overclocking both CPUs?
and, when is the best time to buy? (like tentative price drop).

TIA!
There are no extra 4 cores on the 2600. Both are 4 cores. Only go with the 2600 if you think you might benefit from hyperthreading. Read up on hyperthreading and the difference between i an more cores.

The motherboard manufacturers have a Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for memory. Usually these are not complete. What I do is go to the memory manufacturers web pages, find their memory configurator, input the motherboard model, and pick from the resulting list. Memory for the motherboard should work with either the 2500 or 2600.

There should be no difference between these processors in gaming. For video encoding you might get a little better performance with hyperthreading on the 2600. Both have the same enhanced hardware transcoding support.

Niether gaming nor video transcoding will benefit significantly from higher MHz RAM.
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14 Feb 2012   #57
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4hya View Post
My new parts will arrive on Thursday(GMT+8). Here are the specs. I5-2500k. 2x8GB ddr3-1600 corsair vengeance cl9 low profile. P8z68 deluxe. Palit gts450. Corsair tx650w. Deepcool ice edge 400fe air cooling. Any tips for overclocking? Should i start new thread?
Ah, I responded to your first post.

There are many Asus/2500k overclocking guides on the web. Do a search, especially overclockers.net. There is just to much material to post here I think.

BTW, I am upgrading to a Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3 + i5 2500k this week. The overclocking should be about the same; it should be easy to OC by 1GHz, but I would do so only after I read up on it some if I were you, especially if this is your first time overclocking.
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14 Feb 2012   #58
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

Many thanks for all the replies. I'm not new to overclocking. But new to overclocking an unlocked processor. My previous experiences were overclocking entry level boards. So, not much overclocking. This is my first time on an unlocked processor and a full tower board. All my previous settings were set to auto. Maybe this case would be much differently. Like setting dram timing manually. Clock ratios. Vcore voltages. Unlike entry boards. By the way. Tomorrow's the day! Quite excited!. Hahaha
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14 Feb 2012   #59
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Seems like each new 'tick' CPU version has different ways to OC, so it is good the read a few guides.

For lite OC'ing leaving your RAM on 'Auto' settings is usually ok.
When going for higher OC's it's better to set the frequencies, timings and voltages manually.
If you get an unstable high OC you can usually help to get it stable by lowering/relaxing the RAM settings.

Good luck and enjoy your new system.
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14 Feb 2012   #60
4hya

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you dave. Gonna check your link
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