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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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Lol, let's see:

AMD

Phenom II x3 720 BE

Phenom II x4 955 BE

Phenom II x4 965 BE

Phenom II x6 1090T

 

Intel

i7 920

i7 930

i7 950

i7 980X

 

i5 2500K

i5 2550K

i5 3570K

i7 2600

i7 2600K

i7 2700K

i7 3770K

 

i7 3930K

 

... yeah

El lets be real that is a list that is well less than a 1% group of people. In fact most of those were not really upgrades but side steps. I am betting that what you are showing is mostly testing, not real world use.

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Lol, let's see:

AMD

Phenom II x3 720 BE

Phenom II x4 955 BE

Phenom II x4 965 BE

Phenom II x6 1090T

 

Intel

i7 920

i7 930

i7 950

i7 980X

 

i5 2500K

i5 2550K

i5 3570K

i7 2600

i7 2600K

i7 2700K

i7 3770K

 

i7 3930K

 

... yeah

El lets be real that is a list that is well less than a 1% group of people. In fact most of those were not really upgrades but side steps. I am betting that what you are showing is mostly testing, not real world use.

 

 

Less than .0001% probably. :P

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No, because it always involves getting a new mobo

 

Not always. AM3+ there were plenty of CPU upgrades you could do without getting a new motherboard.

 

I've also known some people that didn't know their Z68 motherboards were GEN3, and they ended up buying a Z77 motherboard when sidegrading from an i7 2600K to an i7 3770K - they could have sidegraded using the 3770K on the Z68/GEN3 motherboard. :facepalm:

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I was surprised to find myself on the high end of CPU only upgrades (or side grades as CE would call them).  Of course I started out back on Socket A so I've had plenty of time  :)

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I was surprised to find myself on the high end of CPU only upgrades (or side grades as CE would call them).  Of course I started out back on Socket A so I've had plenty of time   :)

 

I would not call going from an i7 950 to an i7 2700K a sidegrade. I definitely see an improvement in everything I do.

 

A sidegrade is going from an i7 950 to an i5 2500K, or an i7 2700K to an i7 3770K.

 

Going from an i7 2700K to an i7 3930K is definitely an upgrade.

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Once... when I went from my e6600 to an e8400.... Now I've realized my 920 suits my needs just fine

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1-2 Times that I can recall

 

Socket 775: E6600 -> Q9450

 

Socket p988: 2350M->2430M (in sister's laptop)

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Lol, let's see:

AMD

Phenom II x3 720 BE

Phenom II x4 955 BE

Phenom II x4 965 BE

Phenom II x6 1090T

 

Intel

i7 920

i7 930

i7 950

i7 980X

 

i5 2500K

i5 2550K

i5 3570K

i7 2600

i7 2600K

i7 2700K

i7 3770K

 

i7 3930K

 

... yeah

:haha:  :haha:  How many of those were the same day? ...I believe Cap, I suspect he has enthusiast OCD like I do. I think his CPU stick around about as long as my GPU's :)

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On the AMD AM3 platform, I went:

 

x2 7750

x4 925

x4 955

x4 965

 

Going from the 955 to the 965 was completely pointless, but I was trying to squeak some extra OC headroom out of the 965 and got a great deal on it, and sold the 955 for more than I paid for the 965!  

 

I also agree with Capi on the 1st gen i7 and 2nd gen i7 being a sidegrade.  I went from an OCing beast i7 930 that would hit 4.6GHz to a OCing beast 2600K that has hit 5.5GHz.  But, even at stock, IMO I can feel a difference between the 2 chips!

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