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Have you upgraded just your cpu before?

Upgraded just the CPU?  

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  1. 1. CPU upgrade only?

    • No
      13
    • Yes 1-2 times
      16
    • Yes 3-4 times
      10
    • Yes 5+ times
      6


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This weeks OCC Poll comed from Freddie:

 

Have you ever upgraded your CPU without upgrading your motherboard?

 

Let us know!

 

 

Apparently I can't make polls at the moment so the choices are:

 

No.

Yes 1-2 Time

Yes 3-4 Times

Yes 5+ Times

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Yes, 1or twice. You know this surprised me when I considered it because I really thought it was more often than that.

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A few times not often and its useually while pinching parts from other rigs that are being parted out.

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Most of the time i keep stuff until i swap sockets, as i usually max out that socket anyway (i7 1156->i7 1366->i7 1155-> i7 2011)

 

Have done it a few tomes for other peoples systems (C2S->C2D/C2D->C2Q)

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No and I don't see myself doing it with this setup either. Would want to replace the motherboard at the same time.

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Yes, 2 times.

Once on LGA775 upgrading a Core 2 Duo E6300 to a Core 2 Quad Q8300.

Second on AM3 upgrading a 1055T to a 1090T.

 

Will probably make it a third when Ivy Bridge-E arrive for LGA2011.

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I have a few times but now a days you have little reason unless the cpu is much better.  It use to be kinda a linear curve: buy midrange > use for year > upgrade when socket is dead. 

 

What I do now is buy mid-end range cpu > use until it's slower than the next socket and sell the rig > buy the socket after that one.

Edited by hornybluecow

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I've done it from:

Celeron to Pentium 4

Pentium 4 to Pentium 4 HT

 

I'll do it from:

FX-6100 to Piledriver FX 6-core Processor (if benchmarks are favourable)

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Once. i5 2500K to i7 3770K, only because I got the 3770K cheap for $128 shipped.

 

I may do so again in the future on my HTPC and Server, if need be. So many options for 1155 socket :D

Edited by AZNguyen

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