Help with I5 2500k Tags: Asus Components Last response: January 28, 2011 10:42 AM in Components Share Riitz January 28, 2011 8:58:52 AM Hi, i really don't know where to post this so here it goes. I used to have: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz Asus P5QL Pro Kingston 2x1024 Dual DDR2 1066 Asus GTX 460 TOP Direct CU 1Gb GDDR5 Samsung F3 1Tb Antec Truepower 750w Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit No overclocks (only changed the frequency of the memory in the BIOS to 1066 cuz it showed 800) and in 3DMark Vantage it toped at P17100 +/- Now i've changed to Intel I5 2500K 3.30Ghz Asus P8P67 GSkill 2x2048Mb DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) CL9 RipJaws X Asus GTX 460 TOP Direct CU 1Gb GDDR5 Samsung F3 1Tb Antec Truepower 750w Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit and in 3DMark Vantage it toped at P18500+/-. Is it ok, only ~1500 points increase? I havent changed a thing in the Bios, don't know if it affects but i guess the CPU is downclocking, in CPUZ it shows Core Speed at ~1600. Don't know if its that or something else, or if its supposed to have only 1500 points increased from that E8400. So in Games will i have +/- the same performance as with my old system. More about : 2500k Herr_Koos January 28, 2011 9:51:42 AM 3D Mark is more biased towards your GPU than your CPU. It is also not necessarily a reliable indicator of actual gaming performance. Try playing and see what happens. Riitz January 28, 2011 10:03:07 AM Thank you, will do as soon as i get home, (at work right now) and one more thing, should i use Win 7 ultimate 32 or 64bit with this system? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Herr_Koos January 28, 2011 10:42:49 AM No reason to use 32bit any longer, 64 should be your default option. Especially since you have 4GB of RAM installed. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed help Cooler for I5 2500K . ForumOC i5 2500k help ForumI5 2500K MB + PSU Help Plz. ForumI5 2500k Overclocking help please ForumHelp me find CPU cooler that fits, i5 2500k ForumI5 2500k build help /cost reduction ForumI5 2500k build? please help ForumIntel i5 2500k , help on OC to 4.5? ForumNeed Help Overclocking i5 2500k ForumI5 2500k at 4.3GHz Safe and stable help ? ForumI5 2500k Lag! help please x( ForumHelp please i5 2500k cooler! ForumOverclock I5 2500k Z77 mobo help . ForumHelp please i5 2500k cooler! ForumHelp temperature i5 2500k ForumIntel i5 2500k and required cooling - please help . ForumNeed help with my OCed i5 2500k ForumNeed help choosing mobo for core i5 2500K ForumHelp - high temps for intel i5 2500k w/ antec h20 620 ForumI5 2500k new to overlocking and need help More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !