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I5 2500k vs i7 2600k for gaming

i5 2500k vs i7 2600k for gaming

Is the difference in performance worth an upgrade?
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  1. i7 has hyper threading, so it performs better in applications that support it such as cinema 4d. But right now you have an i5-2500k so just oc it to 4.5ghz
  2. Games do not support Hyper Threading.
  3. amuffin said:
    i7 has hyper threading, so it performs better in applications that support it such as cinema 4d. But right now you have an i5-2500k so just oc it to 4.5ghz


    I am using a stock heat sink for cooling. Last time I OC'ed only 20% my game crashed followed by a bios warning. This was at a measly 3.6GHz
  4. Stock heatsinks are not meant for overclocking.

    If you want to OC, then investment money in a heatsink that will allow you to do so.
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    PCgamer81 said:
    I am using a stock heat sink for cooling. Last time I OC'ed only 20% my game crashed followed by a bios warning. This was at a measly 3.6GHz

    Spend about 30 bucks for a hyper 212 evo :P
  6. Looks like that is what I will do then.

    Thanks.
  7. Best answer selected by PcGamer81.
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