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Old August 29, 2014, 02:24 PM
ZzzSleep ZzzSleep is offline
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For video encoding, file compression, photo editing, this CPU is a decent upgrade.

For everything else though ... not so much I'm afraid. Games simply don't take advantage of this. Going to upgrade for some video encoding work though next year. Now the only question is which motherboards have the best VRMs and most stable BIOS.

Relating to the overclocking, you may be able to get more overclock by reducing your uncore, but at the moment, heat seems to be the main bottleneck here.

You might be able to get a couple of hundred more MHz though with a 240 rad or a dual tower CPU cooler with high speed fans, but that's about it. Interestingly enough MSI shipped their XPower with a delid die guard.

Any idea if these can be delidded?

Check this out: It says the motherboard has a delid die guard?


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