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H61 1155 too slow for i7 2600k

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October 10, 2013 8:25:50 PM

I am aware that the H611155 chip set cannot overclock but I found an AMAZING!! deal on an i7 2600k ($145) and I want to upgrade from my current Celeron g540 and wanted to know if even though I cant overclock will I still be able to get the full speed and utilize the hyper threading 100% or is there going to be some lag and delay.

P.S. I have an oem copy of win 7 and will eventually get another board, ssd, and another win 7 but gotta take small steps right now

Planning to upgrade current pc to play most games 1080p medium to high settings. not looking to play crysis or metro, but still want some extra horse power for later.

celeron g540 2.6ghz
DH61Bf motherboard
320gb hdd
gtx 610 2gb

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October 10, 2013 8:36:38 PM

as long as your mb has the newest cpu and ram code loaded onto the bios the newer chip going to run fine other then the speed will be locked.
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October 10, 2013 8:37:41 PM

it won't slow you down at all, just no overclock.
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October 10, 2013 8:37:54 PM

An i7-2600k will work fine with that board, hyper-threading and all. Don't expect much improvement in gaming since your nvidia 610 is the real bottleneck. The 2600k + a good new GPU will get you to 1080p on every game.
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October 10, 2013 9:03:55 PM

larkspur said:
An i7-2600k will work fine with that board, hyper-threading and all. Don't expect much improvement in gaming since your nvidia 610 is the real bottleneck. The 2600k + a good new GPU will get you to 1080p on every game.

I bought the 610 on a fly because it didn't require me to upgrade my 280Watt psu and it was discrete, and better than my integrated graphics and just $30. I'm quite proud of it for trooping through games like skyrim, fallout and war thunder and the like at around 29-35 on medium settings. I currently have my sights set on a mid range Amd Hawaii card when they come out.
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October 10, 2013 9:05:41 PM

smorizio said:
as long as your mb has the newest cpu and ram code loaded onto the bios the newer chip going to run fine other then the speed will be locked.


how would I make sure I have the codes, do you mean drivers or should I just update my motherboard when I get the new cpu?
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October 10, 2013 9:09:15 PM

theDoItYourselfAmeture said:
I currently have my sights set on a mid range Amd Hawaii card when they come out.

Cool. Well, with your new CPU, the sky is the limit. I also might mention that every Hawaii card below a R9 290X is basically a rebadged 7000-series chip. So essentially, the mid-range Hawaii GPUs are available and have been available (as the 7000-series) for a while! Happy gaming!
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October 10, 2013 9:12:39 PM

theDoItYourselfAmeture said:
how would I make sure I have the codes, do you mean drivers or should I just update my motherboard when I get the new cpu?

Update the BIOS - it is likely not necessary since the 2600k was launched at the very beginning of the Sandy Bridge generation (therefor your current BIOS should be fine). But it's still a good idea to update the BIOS though - follow the instructions from Intel that apply to your exact motherboard (read your manual, go to the support website, etc). And yes - do it before installing the new CPU.
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October 10, 2013 9:23:20 PM

larkspur said:
theDoItYourselfAmeture said:
how would I make sure I have the codes, do you mean drivers or should I just update my motherboard when I get the new cpu?

Update the BIOS - it is likely not necessary since the 2600k was launched at the very beginning of the Sandy Bridge generation (therefor your current BIOS should be fine). But it's still a good idea to update the BIOS though - follow the instructions from Intel that apply to your exact motherboard (read your manual, go to the support website, etc). And yes - do it before installing the new CPU.


my motherboard was so cheap it came with a single piece of 4 by 6.6 inch paper giving me just warranty info, so ill just go to their website and find out how. thanks though!
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October 10, 2013 9:38:12 PM

PROBLEM:

Keep in mind by getting that CPU you are locked to motherboards of that socket type.

Since you talk about getting a new motherboard perhaps it would be better to wait and get a newer Socket type such as 1150 and compatible CPU instead.

Take that for what it's worth because I really don't know WHEN you plan to update everything or even your BUDGET but if it was me I'd just wait until I had enough money and do the new build.

*Don't forget you don't need a new copy of Windows 7 with the same socket. It's considered a REPAIR.

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