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  # 1798467 12-Jun-2017 13:39
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BiggusDoggus:

 

So....I've been offered these by a guy at work for free:

 

http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-P55-USB3-rev-20#ov

 

&

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/41316/Intel-Core-i7-860-Processor-8M-Cache-2_80-GHz

 

 

 

For those playing at home, I currently have a Gigabyte B85M-D3H mobo which is playing up, and a G3258 CPU.

 

Is it worth swapping these out, even just for the meantime until I raise enough funds for a proper upgrade, or am I really taking a dive in performance across the board? 

 

From what I can tell the G3258 out performs the i7 in single core, but the i7 has 4 cores/8 threads compared with the G3258's 2 cores/2 threads.  

 

 

 

 

Don't make this mistake as i did buying an old loaf of a multi core processor. Most things will only run 1 thread and bottleneck up really fast at the same time as using 2x as much power! I'd go for a low end new intel setup with DDR4!


 

 




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  # 1798469 12-Jun-2017 13:43
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By doing the following:

 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-i7-860-p55-oc-3-8ghz-updated.15097/

 

Basically o/c from 2.8 to 3.8ghz.

 

Will I then be getting comparable single core performance, coupled with the multicore/thread benefits, and therefore be in a better position than currently?





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  # 1798470 12-Jun-2017 13:46
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BiggusDoggus:

 

By doing the following:

 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-i7-860-p55-oc-3-8ghz-updated.15097/

 

Basically o/c from 2.8 to 3.8ghz.

 

Will I then be getting comparable single core performance, coupled with the multicore/thread benefits, and therefore be in a better position than currently?

 

 

 

 

Just a quick little 10c worth (Sorry)

I do not know myself but can someone chime in and advise as it may assist the OP and help me learn more!

Is it smart to Overclock a 6 year old chip that much? Does 6 years of processing wear it out?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

p.s, I had pentium 4's that cranked up to 4.5GHZ as a kid. They handled that like a trooper.




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  # 1798473 12-Jun-2017 13:53
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TimA:

 

BiggusDoggus:

 

By doing the following:

 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-i7-860-p55-oc-3-8ghz-updated.15097/

 

Basically o/c from 2.8 to 3.8ghz.

 

Will I then be getting comparable single core performance, coupled with the multicore/thread benefits, and therefore be in a better position than currently?

 

 

 

 

Just a quick little 10c worth (Sorry)

I do not know myself but can someone chime in and advise as it may assist the OP and help me learn more!

Is it smart to Overclock a 6 year old chip that much? Does 6 years of processing wear it out?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

p.s, I had pentium 4's that cranked up to 4.5GHZ as a kid. They handled that like a trooper.

 

 

 

 

If 3.8ghz is a bit much, would 3.4ghz still be worth it?

 

And yes, I realise that all this still, in the end, probably falls into the category of whipping a dead horse, but needs must....





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  # 1798477 12-Jun-2017 14:00
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BiggusDoggus:

 

TimA:

 

BiggusDoggus:

 

By doing the following:

 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-i7-860-p55-oc-3-8ghz-updated.15097/

 

Basically o/c from 2.8 to 3.8ghz.

 

Will I then be getting comparable single core performance, coupled with the multicore/thread benefits, and therefore be in a better position than currently?

 

 

 

 

Just a quick little 10c worth (Sorry)

I do not know myself but can someone chime in and advise as it may assist the OP and help me learn more!

Is it smart to Overclock a 6 year old chip that much? Does 6 years of processing wear it out?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

p.s, I had pentium 4's that cranked up to 4.5GHZ as a kid. They handled that like a trooper.

 

 

 

 

If 3.8ghz is a bit much, would 3.4ghz still be worth it?

 

And yes, I realise that all this still, in the end, probably falls into the category of whipping a dead horse, but needs must....

 

 

 

 

Whats your budget for getting your PC stable?
What size case do you have?
What Ram do you currently have as it tested OK?

Maybe a geekzoner like @dan who gave me a stunner of a deal on an older machine has the bits you need!
Actually im very sure he has some old Core 2 gear and pentiums with Mobos to suit. 

That overclock also might want some water or liquid NO2




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  # 1798489 12-Jun-2017 14:10
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TimA:

 

BiggusDoggus:

 

TimA:

 

BiggusDoggus:

 

By doing the following:

 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-i7-860-p55-oc-3-8ghz-updated.15097/

 

Basically o/c from 2.8 to 3.8ghz.

 

Will I then be getting comparable single core performance, coupled with the multicore/thread benefits, and therefore be in a better position than currently?

 

 

 

 

Just a quick little 10c worth (Sorry)

I do not know myself but can someone chime in and advise as it may assist the OP and help me learn more!

Is it smart to Overclock a 6 year old chip that much? Does 6 years of processing wear it out?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

p.s, I had pentium 4's that cranked up to 4.5GHZ as a kid. They handled that like a trooper.

 

 

 

 

If 3.8ghz is a bit much, would 3.4ghz still be worth it?

 

And yes, I realise that all this still, in the end, probably falls into the category of whipping a dead horse, but needs must....

 

 

 

 

Whats your budget for getting your PC stable?
What size case do you have?
What Ram do you currently have as it tested OK?

Maybe a geekzoner like @dan who gave me a stunner of a deal on an older machine has the bits you need!
Actually im very sure he has some old Core 2 gear and pentiums with Mobos to suit. 

That overclock also might want some water or liquid NO2

 

 

I will have a realistic budget of around $150, which will only cover getting a replacement mobo on ebay: Z97, LGA1150 for my existing G3258. And that is still a month or so away from being raised. Kids..braces....priorities.

 

It will be at least another year before I can even realistically look at upgrading the cpu. 

 

It's a full sized ATX case. And I have 8GB RAM.

 

 





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  # 1798492 12-Jun-2017 14:11
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i dont have anything that old but somewhere in my office is a AMD 6 Core and  AMD 8 core ready to go machines with windows 10 which i didnt get around to relist, similar to

 

the one you bought from me.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1798512 12-Jun-2017 14:30
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BiggusDoggus:

 

I will have a realistic budget of around $150, which will only cover getting a replacement mobo on ebay: Z97, LGA1150 for my existing G3258. And that is still a month or so away from being raised. Kids..braces....priorities.

 

It will be at least another year before I can even realistically look at upgrading the cpu. 

 

It's a full sized ATX case. And I have 8GB RAM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it were me, I'd scroll through trademe for a board that will get you up and running at normal clock rates with dual channel RAM.

Otherwise look offshore :) 




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  # 1798524 12-Jun-2017 14:42
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TimA:

 

BiggusDoggus:

 

I will have a realistic budget of around $150, which will only cover getting a replacement mobo on ebay: Z97, LGA1150 for my existing G3258. And that is still a month or so away from being raised. Kids..braces....priorities.

 

It will be at least another year before I can even realistically look at upgrading the cpu. 

 

It's a full sized ATX case. And I have 8GB RAM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it were me, I'd scroll through trademe for a board that will get you up and running at normal clock rates with dual channel RAM.

Otherwise look offshore :) 

 

 

There is very little on TM in the way of LGA 1150 mobo's under $200.

 

On Ebay though - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte-GA-Z97P-D3-1-1-/152526042357?hash=item238342b4f5:g:PyQAAOSwSypZAPUW

 

 





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