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Old 12-23-10, 12:25 AM   #13
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Default Re: Core i7 920 a DUD at normal speed!

Perhaps you've noticed that Intel has replaced the 920 with the 930 at 2.8GHz. I know that CPUs are supplanted all the time with faster ones, but that was a fairly quick dumping, even by today's standards.
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Old 12-23-10, 01:11 AM   #14
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Perhaps you've noticed that Intel has replaced the 920 with the 930 at 2.8GHz. I know that CPUs are supplanted all the time with faster ones, but that was a fairly quick dumping, even by today's standards.

Perhaps you've noticed that Intel has replaced the 930 with the 950 at 3.06GHz.
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Old 12-23-10, 02:36 AM   #15
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You're really gonna' compare the 920 with the likes of the i3 and i5's?
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Old 12-23-10, 11:01 AM   #16
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I have yet to run into any software that my 920 can't deal with easily.
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i used setFSB to overclock my Dell XPS 420 for a couple years... Might work with the hp?

a 500 MHZ oc with a windows ap was neat
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Old 12-24-10, 12:07 PM   #19
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i7 920 @ 3.8GHz seems quite nippy to me
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Overclock the 920 and you're all set. Run it at default speeds and it's slower than the i3 and i5 in programs that are not multi-threaded. This is because of the slow clock speed of the 920.
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Overclock the 920 and you're all set. Run it at default speeds and it's slower than the i3 and i5 in programs that are not multi-threaded. This is because of the slow clock speed of the 920.
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Overclock the 920 and you're all set. Run it at default speeds and it's slower than the i3 and i5 in programs that are not multi-threaded. This is because of the slow clock speed of the 920.
I'm somewhat of a noob here but, I don't think the clock speed is the only specification that has an effect on the CPU speed. You are the only one I have even seen complain about the 920. I have 130+ games, photoshop, Sony Vegas & other video editing/rendering software and my 920 has been nothing but great for me. Even if I use it at stock speed.

You ether have something else going on or your just blowing hot air.
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Default Re: Core i7 920 a DUD at normal speed!

does this guy know how many users would die for his two systems? DUH? I started my brother with a 920 before the 930's came out and it was fine. If your so hard done by your "slow" 920, then sell your system and buy yourself a i5 if that's what you think of low end i7's.
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Old 12-30-10, 11:56 PM   #24
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The Core i7 920 has already been killed of by Intel with good reason. It was never really a fast CPU at 2.67 GHz. The Core i7 does not become a seriously fast CPU until it hits about 3.2GHz. Why do you think every enthusiast wants to overclock the 920. It's fun to see how high you can go with any CPU, but it's even more satisfying when the CPU was slow to begin with. With Sandy Bridge around the corner, it's going to be an interesting start to the New Year!
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