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Wondering if upgrading my i7 2600 3.4Ghz to a i7 3770K  would be worth it. I've been doing some research, reading threads, and I wanted to focus on my CPU.  My PC gets hammered pretty good with my sim setup.  I'd upgrade the board (mine is generic) to an Ivy Bridge and upgrade the memory at the same time.  I have a GTX560Ti 2 gig which I'd keep while the 670s keep coming down in price.  What do you think?


Gregg Seipp

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I would upgrade it, but you will need to overclock it. You will also not want to buy it from one of the generic computer makers like DELL, because they often remove the overclocking support in the BIOS.


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None of the boards I'm looking at it are generic.  How far can you safely push it?  It has an auto "turbo" mode which will push one core up to 3.9.  One thing that I don't want to add monitoring the CPU to my list of things to do while flying.


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I have a gigabyte z77x-ud4h  got it to 4.5 hz in  5 min its very stable ,

turbo mode is for ASUS for OC with out bios , OC should be done in the bios. My experience with ASUS board was negative compare to gigabyte .gigabyte has lots of space for cooler ,2 bios for back up ,reset button etc ..its OC and forget ... 3770k was the best buy that I did ...


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I have a gigabyte z77x-ud4h got it to 4.5 hz in 5 min its very stable ,

turbo mode is for ASUS for OC with out bios , OC should be done in the bios. My experience with ASUS board was negative compare to gigabyte .gigabyte has lots of space for cooler ,2 bios for back up ,reset button etc ..its OC and forget ... 3770k was the best buy that I did ...

 

What does that mean in terms of frame rate and smoothness...any idea?


Gregg Seipp

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I would upgrade it, but you will need to overclock it. You will also not want to buy it from one of the generic computer makers like DELL, because they often remove the overclocking support in the BIOS.

 

Call me biased, but I'm perfectly happy with my Alienware. They actually allow overclocking on their boards. :rolleyes:


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fps are not a problem anymore, smooth has butter   now  your limited by fsx OOM  if LOD  is higher then 4.5  and setting max out  wich your probably  do . i am running almost max with bloom and airplane shadow  etc  my quest for better FPS is gone


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fps are not a problem anymore, smooth has butter now your limited by fsx OOM if LOD is higher then 4.5 and setting max out wich your probably do . i am running almost max with bloom and airplane shadow etc my quest for better FPS is gone

 

What did you use for cooling?  Anything special?


Gregg Seipp

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  1. coolmaster heatsink hyper 212 push pull fan and it never goes over 59c nothing fancy

     


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coolmaster heatsink hyper 212 push pull fan and it never goes over 59c nothing fancy

 

LOL...sounds fancy.  My current rig has...a fan...it's black.


Gregg Seipp

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sell for Under 40 $   ,   at newegg

 

 

cheers ...


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  1. coolmaster heatsink hyper 212 push pull fan and it never goes over 59c nothing fancy

     

 

You got one lucky chip. Mine goes up to 70c with stress testing.


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i dont stress test only fsx   ,and  fsx is lot less demanding on the cpu then a stress test


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Hi all,

 

Wondering if upgrading my i7 2600 3.4Ghz to a i7 3770K  would be worth it. I've been doing some research, reading threads, and I wanted to focus on my CPU.  My PC gets hammered pretty good with my sim setup.  I'd upgrade the board (mine is generic) to an Ivy Bridge and upgrade the memory at the same time.  I have a GTX560Ti 2 gig which I'd keep while the 670s keep coming down in price.  What do you think?

Are you not able to overclock your i7 2600 to 4.5 or so?  That seems like the obvious step...

 

 


Noel

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If you want a new MB/CPU combo, and have a few extra $$, why not wait a month or two for Haswell? If you really want an Ivy Bridge, I'd still wait  for Haswell release and take advantage of the price reductions that usually occur.


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