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 Post subject: PC Looking for a Budget Boost.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:13 pm 
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You're in the same boat as me matey, on a sandy bridge processor from 2011. So any reasonable CPU upgrade would require a new motherboard and would probably have to be DDR4 memory (so your current memory wouldn't work at all).

Your i7 2600K is still a very good processor and if you got your heat issue sorted you may be able to overclock it to make it run faster if you really need it to.

My advice would be to stick an SSD in first of all. That will give you the best performance boost. If you decide its still not good enough then you might want to look into an overclock otherwise you'll be into swapping out CPU, motherboard and memory. Obviously, upgrading your current rig to 16GB in that instance might end up being a waste of £55 if you're gonna have to swap out everything else.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Looking for a Budget Boost.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:36 am 
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Appreciated Ben, cheers!


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