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Windows 7: Cpu selection for rig

20 Jan 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johntkucz View Post
thx for explaining the 95w significance. so lower watter --> lower heat (less overheating)???
And everything lower heat implies: lower cost cooling solutions, fewer fans, lower noise, lower electric bills, etc.


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20 Jan 2012   #12
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90GHz 5,890 $184.99*
and the amd 6100 (for 25 dollars less). anything else is out of my price range.


the amd is six cores... that i5 is four...

I've never used an amd chip....are their compatibility problems with any programs (games, video editing software, etc)??
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20 Jan 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...clock-112.html
What's your memory assessment speed?

Have a look through these two threads and not what CPUs are doing what. They may provide some real=world info for you.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johntkucz View Post
Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90GHz 5,890 $184.99*
and the amd 6100 (for 25 dollars less). anything else is out of my price range.


the amd is six cores... that i5 is four...

I've never used an amd chip....are their compatibility problems with any programs (games, video editing software, etc)??
None at all, all CPUs will work with most any software/hardware available.
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20 Jan 2012   #14
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johntkucz View Post
thx for explaining the 95w significance. so lower watter --> lower heat (less overheating)???
And everything lower heat implies: lower cost cooling solutions, fewer fans, lower noise, lower electric bills, etc.

cool. helpful and understandable explanation. The i5 I'm slightly considering is the same, 95w though. I definitely like green (low wattage) things.
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20 Jan 2012   #15
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...clock-112.html
What's your memory assessment speed?

Have a look through these two threads and not what CPUs are doing what. They may provide some real=world info for you.
will gander at those. sounds/looks very helpful. thanks!
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20 Jan 2012   #16
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
all CPUs will work with most any software/hardware available.

cool thanks for clarification. good to know/understand!
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20 Jan 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johntkucz View Post

the amd is six cores... that i5 is four...
Cores per se are occasionally a factor, but not for most users with most tasks.
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20 Jan 2012   #18
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 

wow those overclocks are really cool. Thanks a ton for posting this links. book marked those.

I didn't want to post directly to that forum/thread because most those people seem like they know what they're doing and are just posting the OC specs instead howto questions.

cpu-z and asrock extreme tuning utility were two applications I saw showing the speeds. Are those shareware? is cpu-z a standard/main app for testign oc speeds.

as regards to the amd/intel; I saw a good mix of really fast cpus from both chip brands/companies.

I look forward to tacking up my cpu stats on that thread after getting my rig built!


lol I also jokingly checked out the low end cpu (furthest to the right) of those benchmark charts and joked that those cpus are probably 20 bucks....but they are/were! What would anyone ever use a $20 cpu for? would those even operate on current OSes?

If I had limitless money/funds that I could drop on my pc rig parts, I would likely almost certainly get some heinously expensive intel cpu. But....I don't have that financial situation. Intel vs AMD was helfpul and I am still keen on amd. I don't want this thread to be about convincing me to get some chip or not.

another lingering (annoying concern) is that I might want more mobility...lol.

Most responses were very helpful. thanks a ton.
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20 Jan 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johntkucz View Post

cpu-z and asrock extreme tuning utility were two applications I saw showing the speeds. Are those shareware? is cpu-z a standard/main app for testign oc speeds.
CPU-Z is a free download. I'd guess the Asrock thing is provided with Asrock motherboards.

CPU-Z isn't a benchmarking application to test speeds. It just shows you certain settings and values. It's good for what it does, but it doesn't test anything.
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20 Jan 2012   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome John. The ASRock overclocking utility is provided by ASRock on their mobo CDs, ASUS has a similar one. I didn't find it to be useful, it overclocks on the fly without entering BIOS, but didn't seem to work with me.
The AMD CPUs do have the adavantage of being interchangeable in AM2-AM3+ sockets but have different functionality with each one. Intel has 4 different active sockets at the moment, again with different functions. Just futher info.
Here's CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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