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Has anyone bought a second hand processor? anything to be wary of? any good places to source in uk.

I am looking to upgrade, the fastest my board will take is a Pentium i7 4990k 4ghz on a LGA1150 socket. Even second hand  with a fan Im looking at £250 ish

Thanks for any help

Dave

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I think that you cant tell if it will be ok by looking at it. I have a feeling that they work or they dont. I sold Painles my old overclocked to 5 Ghz CPU (i7 4790K  4.4Ghz with Gelid Tranquillo Heatsink/fan ) after 2 years use 2 years ago and its still fine. It might be easier to buy a MB+CPU bundle

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1 hour ago, Crash said:

. I sold Painles my old overclocked to 5 Ghz CPU (i7 4790K  4.4Ghz with Gelid Tranquillo Heatsink/fan ) after 2 years use 2 years ago and its still fine. 

I'm using PropNuts old i7 3930k which has spent nearly all it's nine year old life running at over 4 Ghz. from the stock 3.2:)

ebay is always worth a watch.

Slightly off-topic but if Painless has that cpu and I believe he's running a 1070 also then he'll be fine to drive an ebay Occulus Rift too. 

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I think its a 1080 but he would rather have higher resolution and frame rates so he is going to wait. I didnt :)

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Thanks all I bid and won that processor on eBay will order cooler and paste tomorrow

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7 hours ago, delta7 said:

Has anyone bought a second hand processor? anything to be wary of? any good places to source in uk.

I am looking to upgrade, the fastest my board will take is a Pentium i7 4990k 4ghz on a LGA1150 socket. Even second hand  with a fan Im looking at £250 ish

Thanks for any help

Dave

Something that would affect me if I upgraded the processor on my X99-A Asus motherboard would be that the newer processor would need the Bios to be updated to a newer version. I have never flashed/updated bios so that sort of put me off. Mine has an LGA 2011 v3 socket in the mobo.

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Yes I would be wary of flashing bios so that's why I checked before I bought an upgrade

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Flashing a bios is not that scary any more.

My Asus board can do it for me from within the Bios itself... just a few clicks, like tell it to go check the internets for it, and it tells you there is an update, or there is not. If there is, ok, go for it.

For sure, you may need to re-apply your tunings to the bios, as it will probably was back to factory defaults... in the end, no sweat at all. Smooth!

 

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new processor fitted 😆

 

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