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RMA on a new Q9550 CPU !

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  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Well I got the OK from NewEgg for a replacement CPU Q9550 , This sucks . I noticed some thing strange with that CPU and I can not get over it . After getting it all up and running took forever . I had to downgrade the Bios and even that did not help it still felt very wrong , Took forever to get into the boot up phase and out of the Bios . Seemed so strange that it would take that long for the system to boot up . I noticed that it was glitch when opening up programs like Wprime and then opening up fire fox at the same time it acted strange glitching and very slow . Temp readings really off for a WATER cooling setup the Q6600 65nm CPU 32c idle and don't break 50c loaded with 1.52 Vcore !!!! The Q9550 was off the scale for me 40c to 55c loaded and that is a 45nm chip at stock EVERY THING ! I told NewEgg this and well I hope after another week or so I will get a better CPU out of this . Just did not seem like it was right , Hell this Q6600 has been put through the ringer and it runs fine whether I OC this CPU or run it at stock speeds it doesn't have that feeling that the Q9550 had . Do you think that it was a crappy Chip ? And how would that happen ? Do they not check them ?
    Facts is the Q6600 is going strong nothing weird or strange happening at all . every thing is smooth not slow and glitching .
    GOD what a nightmare ! Now I have to send out this CPU have NewEgg get it and look at it then if all goes well have them send me a new one back ! GOD this is going to take forever ! Why ME ? what the fuck did I do ? DID I wish for too much or hope to much or fantasize to much ? Just what the hell did I do to deserve this ?
    Well I hope they give me a better one this time if not I am going to get my money back !
    I feel like I have been :nutkick::nutkick: .
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    Out of curiosity what stepping is you Q9550?
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    Unlucky man, did you ask for a refund or a replacement?
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    C1. But even they are getting 3.6GHz they are not all glitching out and slow good god this Q6600 is 10 times the CPU than that piece of SHIT is !
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    sorry it didnt work out bro... RMAing was a smart move
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Replacement they have it listed as such on the RMA as well .
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Thanks . You know you get all jazzed up all excited to the point where you piss yourself with anticipation and once it arrives and all hell breaks loose you wonder why you even bothered at all .
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    I was able to get my C1 to bench at 4.3 GHz so they can be excellent chips, but I did notice mine ran hotter than some other quads I had (Q9450 C0 or C1, Q9650 E0, and QX9650 C0).
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    techjunkie New Member

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    Sorry to hear that :( Just RMA the damn chip and hopefully you might even get an E0
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah I will send it off in the morning for sure !

    # Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail
    # Qty:1
    # RMA Type: Replacement
    # Reason: Defective/Failure
    This is what the RMA says so I hope they give me a good one this time I tell you this CPU was a POS right out of the box and could you imagine what it would have been like to have the stock POS cooler ? OMG that thing would have burst into FLAMES !!
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah the heat was not the issue what was is how slow it was the glitching feeling the stuttering senses the over all crap that I was getting and then all the sudden it stopped it would not OC even the RAM it just stopped every thing and went into this even slower mode !

    It acted strange and would take almost 3 min to boot up and then once I was able to get it up and running it was like glitching out and stuttering and well so much for Over clocking the POS would not even want to oc at all it just wanted to run at 6x multiplier ! Shit my Q6600 fucking has a 9x that is far better !
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    techjunkie New Member

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    you would have BBQ'd your pc :roll:
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah that would have been fun !

    I just don't get it now I have to be waiting till I can send it off then wait till it gets to them then wait some more while they do god knows what with I don't care then wait some more while they send me off a replacement no I am not at all confident that I am even going to get a CPU worth a good god damn ! after this I think I may just get another POS chip ! sure has left a sower taste in my mouth I tell you what .
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    Sounds to me like it wasn't soldered to the IHS correctly. These things happen. It's not common but it happens.
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    Chill dude. It'll happen.;)
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Some thing is and was not right with that CPU I just don't get it and I had to be the one to get it ! :nutkick:
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I can honestly say out every CPU I have ever had this is the first one that has ever been a dud ! Yes from my 386 - my 486 to my Q6600 this is the very first one that has ever been a pain in the ASS .
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    dud chip imo. hopefully you get a good E0 one this time.
    Might be worth while putting some new thermal paste on it?
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    just remember... computer parts are like haircuts... no matter how good or shitty they are, they will be totally irrelevant in the near future.
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    Wise decision Trickson.

    Hopefully you'll get a great chip now!:toast:
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Thank you all for the support , This has surely been a nightmare for me , Never have I ever had a CPU turn out like this , Such a disappointment such a let down . Well one thing is for sure , Now I am not at all excited nor am I looking forward to getting a new one nor am I expecting the new one to even work any better than the one I send them back . And I surly do NOT expect it to be better than my sweet Q6600 , I don't care . Now that I have had the nightmare I don't expect any thing less than another POS coming back , Lowered Expectation ! This is all I have nothing more nothing less . But Thank you all for your support in this nightmare .
    And what is even better than all this now is the wait the wait to get all this shipping back and forth that is so much fun and TO think I payed for over night shipping for this nightmare to come true !
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    haha.. yea lower your expectations and you will be surprised soon! Just stop thinking about it...

    btw it was funny watching how excited you were... then the thread with the problem... now this thread... I'm sorry that happened to you! its gods way of saying you shouldve gotten a new mobo and the i7 xD LOL jk :p.....
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    lol I'd have done the same (or worse!) had it happened to me! :laugh:
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah now I have to wait I sent it off to neweggs RMA department and well surprise , surprise , surprise it will get there Wednesday next week! Sweet then I can expect getting a new one what in about 3 - 4 weeks from now ? Fuck and to think I fucking payed for OVERNIGHT Shipping ! GOD what an ASSHOLE I AM !
    So in a month I can expect to get another POS to try out ! :rockout:
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    Yea, I would've freaked out too... but I wouldn't have been SOOO excited... I mean the upgrade isn't huge... especially that he has that sweet Q6600...

    BUT, I will be crazily excited once I buy and wait for my i7 rig to get here... THAT is a huge upgrade... going from t2300 and integrated gma 950 to i7 with 2 4830 xfired :eek:

    EDIT: they don't reimburse the extra you pay for the shipping?

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