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July 16, 2012 4:39:28 PM

I'm thinking about upgrading my Phenom II X6 1055T to an Ivy Bridge I5. I was looking at the 3450. I have three questions. One, will an i5 3450 overclock well, 2, is it a worthwhile upgrade and 3 what is a good, budget Ivy Bridge capable mobo?

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July 16, 2012 5:10:36 PM

stant1rm said:
I'm thinking about upgrading my Phenom II X6 1055T to an Ivy Bridge I5. I was looking at the 3450. I have three questions. One, will an i5 3450 overclock well, 2, is it a worthwhile upgrade and 3 what is a good, budget Ivy Bridge capable mobo?


To be honest, it's not really worth the upgrade unless there is a specific feature you are interested in on IVB. The i5 3450 has a locked multiplier so it will not overclock well.

I would say to save your money and by an SSD.
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July 16, 2012 5:41:12 PM

IMO not worth upgrading. Overclock your Phenom and you will have no trouble running contemporary games.
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July 16, 2012 6:28:37 PM

FinneousPJ said:
IMO not worth upgrading. Overclock your Phenom and you will have no trouble running contemporary games.


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July 16, 2012 7:33:18 PM

My phenom is not overclocking well, that is one the reason's I'm considering jumping to an I5. If I push it to 3.5GHz the PC won't even POST, just power on. Part of it might be the motherboard I've got (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). But I figure a water cooled X6 even with a locked multiplier should have some head room to overclock, but nope. None. I have a 6970 and I'm almost afraid I'm not using it's full potential.

If I went to an I5, with my Corsair water cooler, 4GHz wouldn't be unreasonable right?
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July 16, 2012 7:38:17 PM

It would only be a marginal upgrade, not worth the 300$.

Wait until Piledriver and Haswell, then decide :p 
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July 16, 2012 8:29:33 PM

So it wouldn't be worth it, even though my X6 is stuck at stock speeds?
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July 16, 2012 8:38:46 PM

Might be your board that's stopping you from overclocking. The CPU should definitely be able to oc, normally. It's still not really worth to switch over in your case.
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July 25, 2012 7:38:50 PM

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