I'm just looking for a simple answer, such as "it's WAY quicker, GET IT" or "don't bother, not worth the extra cash". The price difference between the 920 and 940 i7 chips is massive so I want to ...
Here's my setup Intel i7 940 - stock speed 12GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 2x 10k RPM Velociraptor Hard drives At no load, room temperature my cpu cores consistently read: 43 43 46 43 (...
I am considering building a PC for the first time in about 10 years. I would really appreciate a review of the components I have chosen. I hope to run mainly ArchLinux, where I'll be doing browser ...
Just built my computer, do I have to perform any bios changes at ALL? keep in mind I am a total newbie! I have a gigabyte ex58 ud4p, i7 920.
I installed my new i7 920 CPU and cooler that came with it. It didn't come with any thermal paste, so I guess it is not required? I really hate these snap-in 'screws', they pop out easy!
I've been reading a bit about the i7 chipset and wondered about this x58 architecture. What does that mean exactly? How different is it from x86?
As the questions title asks, do the new processors from Intel offer real, as in noticeable, improvement over the previous quad core ones? What does the i7 actually offer that is new or is it simply a ...