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Q9550: Experiences please!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by InnocentCriminal, May 3, 2009.

  1. InnocentCriminal

    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Well, I couldn't hold out and I've treated myself to a Q9550 (C1) stepping. I found a freaking great price for one on eBay - albeit, it does have to come from the Czech Republic (which I'm a little worried about) - however, the geezers feedback was 100% so I shouldn't have too much to worry about.

    Anyroad, my point is, if you've owned a Q9550 or even any C1 rev based Yorkfield CPU I'd be happy to hear your experiences.
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    M8, your going to have fun with that chip! I loved mine! Even if it wasn't a EO! C1 is still good!

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=526533

    Could get more out of the chip if it wasn't due to the 780i fsb hole... grrr that thing!!
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    got it 2 days ago not really take the time to o/c on air xigmatek s1283
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  5. InnocentCriminal

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    I can't freaking wait, I really hope it gets here before or around my Birthday.

    :D

    My GF is going to buy me a Noctua NH-U12P hoping it'll suffice.
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    lol i saw that exact ebay sale on ebay.co.uk
    i wont spoil it but the seller looks okay
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    Good to see you movin up in the world my friend :D I currently own a Q9550 C1 and so far I have got this puppy to 4.5ghz on air. I could prolly hit 5 with h20 or ln2.. either way, once you get it in just pm me sometime if you need any help
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    oh, and that cooler your getting will do just fine;)
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    What d'you mean won't spoil it, d'you know something I don't? The seller had 100% positive feedback, plus I'm insured so it should be ok.

    Freaking sweeeeet! :rockout: I would give a thanks but the button seems to have gone. :(

    Wicked!
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    You will love it, just make sure to have a good board to overclock with it.
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    Well, I hope my P5E3 will suffice - I'm pretty pleased with it so far tbh - can't say I've had any issues with it at all (touch wood).
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    You must share your secrets with us.

    Start up a Q9550 club.
    :rockout:
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    Interesting to see, but E0 aren't C1 - still, nice looking OCs.
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    Just got mine a few weeks ago, and I regret nothing from switching from a 4.0ghz dual core. The Q9550 is an awesome upgrade from your e5300, you should get it to 3.8ghz minimum :), but with that cooler I am cheering you on to break 4!
    InnocentCriminal says thanks.
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    ^^

    I hope it arrives soon!
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    i run my Q9550 E0 stepping @ 3.8ghz on air very stable & easy to tweak, no problems at all.. still going to push this baby when i finish setting up my loop.. hope it arrives soon :)
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    lol, i just went from a 3.5/3.6Ghz quad to a 4.2Ghz dual, and i too regret nothing.

    Aint it odd, how people can disagree over just about anything.
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    o_O

    Rather frivolous input there Mussels.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    no... just disagreeing :)
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    About what?
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    he went from a 4Ghz dual, to a quad and said it was great etc.

    I went from a quad to a 4GHz dual, and think its great!

    I am somewhat amused that we took opposite actions, yet both think it was worth it.
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    Oh right I see - pretty frivolous then.

    On topic, my CPU is either still in Prague, or is somewhere in the UK.

    :D
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    Min'es at 4GHz on water. There's my experience from me to you :p
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    ^^

    If only you had your System Specifications all filled out nicely so I could see what motherboard you are using. ;) ;)

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