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Q9300 v Q9450 v Q9550

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Cruvenium, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Cruvenium New Member

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    Yeah, I know they have different bus speed, multiplier and cache.

    But, which is the easiest to overclock and cool with a Xigmatek HDT S1238? Which would be the best price/performance?
     
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    I can't exactly say whats best. But what was recommended to me by the rest of the people here. Which is the Q9950.
     
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    Q9450
    look my sig ,max overclock stable with 1,31 V cpu 3.6 Ghz

    @Deimos
    ahh he did not say the same as me:)
     
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    So the 9450 is better for the price eh? There is only a 10 dollar price difference between the two as well.
     
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    I would go with the Q9550, i have seen it for 315.00

    But the EO steppers are coming, so i wold wait for a week and see if you can get one of them, they are suposed to be easier to OC and cooler, just what you need...

    My 2c
     
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    EO Stepper??
     
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    Q9550 without a doubt IMO, or if you can afford it, a nice little Q9650 :D
     
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    Yea, i think the ones out now are C1 ot C0, like the good Q6600 were Go steppers, not B3'/

    The Q9550 are coming out as EO stepping now, it hs some little improvements,but it's suposed to overclock better and it's a little cooler.
     
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    it's 330 at fry;s but who knows when E0 will be here.

    330
     
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    well IF this thing can get to 3.5 that's fine for me. I don't need to overclock out the yinyang =P. Dunno bout this guy though.
     
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    i'm currently using a Q9300 on a xigmatek s983.. but.. mornings-> 12c :D
    haven't OC'd though...
     
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    I guess it's all good then!

    Here are my specs:

    ASUS P5Q-Deluxe P45 (I choosed this over Maximus II Formula as I have seen reviews on it, and the Maximus II has nothing much better than this.)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
    OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 4GB Kit
    HIS 4870X2
    OCZ QuadFire PSU 750W
    Antec Nine Hundred.

    This are all the things you guys need to know. Anything much to improve?
     
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    Personally I like the Q9450, but the Q9550 is so close now in price that it might make more sense, especially if your board has trouble getting a high fsb with a quad. Now what I really don't know is if the 8.5 multi will cause any other issues with overclocking.
     
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    I bought a C1 Q9550 today that I got to 4.3GHz today. E0s probably will either do the same or better, most likely with slightly better volts.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Q9550 for sure. Higher multiplier makes overclocking easier, much easier. Most go to at least 3.8GHZ easily enough.
     
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    Q9550 without a doubt but then it'll always be that way when you don't list a price preference.

    of course once the i7 comes out, you might wanna check the prices of the Q9650.
     

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