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 Post subject: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Have not been around in awhile since I got rid of my XPS 630. Just wanted to let you know there is an article in the new Maximum PC magazine about upgrading the 630.

I can not find the article on their website, maybe it is too new.


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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:38 pm 
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/featur ... _part_part


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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/operation_upgrade_how_we_rebuilt_three_old_pcs_part_part



Yeah I read the article...but there are many discrepancies in these articles. (Stock Q6600 at 2.66ghz...someone needs to do a bit of research before they upload the article!)

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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
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deando2008 wrote:
Yeah I read the article...but there are many discrepancies in these articles. (Stock Q6600 at 2.66ghz...someone needs to do a bit of research before they upload the article!)
That's what my 630i is running! (OC'd to 3GHz)

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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
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What some owners of the 630i don't realize is that it was sold with several different CPU's and video card combination's. So if the article's description does not match your 630i, that is not surprising. My 630i came with a 3.0GHz Q6850 I believe.

I'm trying to decide on using an i5 in my upgrade Mobo build, or if I should get an i7 now and allow for more time before I will need to upgrade again? I dislike the fast turn-around cycle that is almost forced upon us and prefer to wait as long as possible between upgrades or replacements, but it is a balancing trick between building for the future and conserving money.


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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
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As I understand it, an i7 is only worthwhile if you're using apps that take advantage of its hyperthreading; otherwise, an i5 is more than adequate.

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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
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AmigaDave wrote:
What some owners of the 630i don't realize is that it was sold with several different CPU's and video card combination's. So if the article's description does not match your 630i, that is not surprising. My 630i came with a 3.0GHz Q6850 I believe.

I'm trying to decide on using an i5 in my upgrade Mobo build, or if I should get an i7 now and allow for more time before I will need to upgrade again? I dislike the fast turn-around cycle that is almost forced upon us and prefer to wait as long as possible between upgrades or replacements, but it is a balancing trick between building for the future and conserving money.



What I was getting at was the fact that a stock Q6600 is not at 2.66ghz but at 2.4ghz :roll: The artical stated the wrong stock speed for that cpu...not a real big deal I just figured they would get their facts straight ;)

Plus, in that same artcal they said that they were not sure if a Q9000 series cpu would even run in the stock 650i mobo :fishslap: That info right there seems odd as you could spec a pc from Dell with a Q9000 series cpu8-) Like I said earlier I just felt like the writer didn't do the proper research before releasing the artical.

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 Post subject: Re: FYI, Article in Maximum PC
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gdonner wrote:
As I understand it, an i7 is only worthwhile if you're using apps that take advantage of its hyperthreading; otherwise, an i5 is more than adequate.



+1 to this! If pc gaming is your thing, an i5 does very well :cool:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=551

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