1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Cant Decide What Proc

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by freaksavior, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    Cant Decide What Proc to get

    So i am considering either a Q 9450 or a Q 9550

    im getting the QX 6850 for cheap but am going to resell it,

    I have a E8200 ES chip right now wich i actually havent even fired up.

    I want to move to quad again, but dont think the QX6850 @ 4.0ghz will be the same as the Q9450 @ 4 (assuming i can reach 4ghz)

    the Q9550 is crazy expensive but seems to be able to get around 4.3-4.5 from what i have read.

    What are your suggestions?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
    Crunching for Team TPU
  2. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    I was looking at those two cpu's moments ago and I think you should go with the q9450 but if you want the highest overclock but i think a q9550 might have a better chance of getting a higher oc.
  3. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    i have watercooling, i want to hit 4ghz but it appears that certain q9450's will hit it.

    I also thought of going this rout

    Q9450 ($279 @ microcenter)
    G.skill TT (PI) 1100 $140
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    If you have the money go for the q9550 then, I would hate to have got a q9450 and not be able to reach 4ghz :(
  5. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    more than likely i will. but i am saying i could save about $250 if i went Q9450.

    Sorry if i am being stubborn but idk if the Q9550 is worth the $550 pricetag
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,912 (4.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,978
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    Don't bother with the Gskill PI. I'm RMA'ing mine. They won't even run at spec. Actually, the OCZ 1066's I'm selling clock higher. Maybe I got a bad set, but I thought I'd warn you.
  7. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    I thought it was about 20 bucks more :eek: erm then I would go for a q9450 and take my chances for a 4ghz.
  8. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    Really? :cry:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

    http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0287628

    if the price drops in Q3 like ive read i may just hold out..q9450 says is being phased out by q9400 and the Q9550 will be about $320
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,912 (4.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,978
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    Yes, I was so pissed. They look sweet, but damn...I was getting thousands of errors when clocking either stick past 1020, regardless of voltage. Actually, once I went past 2.1v, there was no increase at all. Changed the timings in every way possible.
  10. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    that q9450 looks like a really good deal on microcentre.
  11. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    maybe bad set?

    ive read a lot of stuff that G.Skill is great ram, i had transcend and they died. still havent got them back either. :shadedshu
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,912 (4.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,978
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    Quite possible it was a bad set, but I'm not willing to gamble on it. Oh, and I tried them on both my Biostar T45 and my DFI Blood Iron. On the BL, couldn't get it past 1000mhz
  13. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    That sucks paulieg, Maybe it was a bad set because I've heard alot of good things about gskill ram and was thinking about getting some but went for 4gb of kingston hyperX because it was cheaper.
  14. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,457 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    635
    Good luck with that 4Ghz if you do go 9450. My X3350 can only seem to hit 3.8Ghz.
  15. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    well im leaning toward the Q9450.

    Sell my QX6850 and get the Q9450.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  16. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    16,893 (6.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,060
    Location:
    Ohio
    Keep the QX6850 man, sell the other processor(s) you have.
    yogurt_21 says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  17. paybackdaman

    paybackdaman New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    425 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Location:
    Clermont, FL
    Hey man. I got that Q9450. Haven't had any problems with it at all. And with the huge price difference for not that much mhz gain on Q9550, I would say just stick with the Q9450. I have it at stock and it still performs great.

    P.S. Don't want to trade it for your proc. lol. It has treated me just fine. [reference to an old post]
  18. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    Huh?

    Why?
    Crunching for Team TPU
  19. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    16,893 (6.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,060
    Location:
    Ohio
    Cause it's a QX? :rockout:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  20. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    but performance and value what would be better?

    QX6850 or Q9450
    Crunching for Team TPU
  21. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    16,893 (6.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,060
    Location:
    Ohio
    I would go for the QX if I could. The Q9450 only has a multi of 8 anyway
    Crunching for Team TPU
  22. paybackdaman

    paybackdaman New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    425 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Location:
    Clermont, FL
    It was from my thread Q9450 vs. E8400. When I wasn't sure what to get. =]
  23. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
    Crunching for Team TPU
  24. yogurt_21

    yogurt_21

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,359 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    551
    Location:
    AZ
    qx6850 will out clock a q9450 any day of the week and twice on sunday. imo it would be a bad decision to sell the qx6850 for a 9450. the 9450 will max out at 4GHZ if you cna hit that. the qx6850 can hit 4.5GHZ+ on the same cooling and have more speed options/multipliers.


    take a look at hwbot's qx6850's and the 9450's
  25. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,057 (2.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    897
    links?
    Crunching for Team TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page