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Old November 20, 2011, 08:14 PM
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is it worth the upgrade? or should i just hold out until someone lets go a 6core
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Old November 20, 2011, 08:55 PM
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most 965x are c1 and dont overclock too good
get a better heatsink n
just overclock your cpu

you better off with a good 920 D0 than an overated 965
i had 2 975x and my 920 is alot better
the 965x i had sucked
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Old November 22, 2011, 11:15 AM
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I'd agree. While I usually run my 920 at stock speeds, I've managed stable overclock up to ~4Ghz (I don't remember exactly off the top of my head) with a good cooler.
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Old December 3, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Yeah, I've got a 920 (C0) that is stable at 4.2GHz on air.
I'm happy with it until I can get a 6-core.
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Old December 3, 2011, 06:27 PM
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If you are going to be using your rig primarily for gaming then extra 2 hyperthreaded cores will be an over kill for the price. Unless you are going to be folding then yes. I would overclock the **** out of the 920 untill it dies and then get something better, like sandy bridge or something!
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