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Intel Confidential CPU Q9550

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Ok, so apparently I have one of these and I have not realized this until I upgraded and looked at it. I bought it from a guy on craigslist years ago, when I had 0 knowledge on computer hardware. Can someone elaborate more on this topic? Does it have an unlocked multiplier?
 

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No unlocked multiplier, just a pre-release version of the CPU. Could have been abused heavily, or have CPU clocks different from normal production Q9550s, but chances are if you haven't noticed anything strange or unique after years of using it- its not anything special.

Used to get a lot of Engineering Samples in this area, probably had something to do with the large Intel Campus out @ Folsom. Haven't seen too many as of late though.
 
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No unlocked multiplier, just a pre-release version of the CPU. Could have been abused heavily, or have CPU clocks different from normal production Q9550s, but chances are if you haven't noticed anything strange or unique after years of using it- its not anything special.

Used to get a lot of Engineering Samples in this area, probably had something to do with the large Intel Campus out @ Folsom. Haven't seen too many as of late though.
Nothing extraordinary then. I've been using it for years and didn't even notice -_-
Anywho, thanks for the info.
 
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@OP
How do you know its an Engineering Sample that you have?
 

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How do you know its an Engineering Sample that you have?
They say on the top. I've had numerous ES Netburst CPUs :)

Technically if you purchase one it's stolen property, but....
 
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They say on the top. I've had numerous ES Netburst CPUs :)

Technically if you purchase one it's stolen property, but....
Yeah, its marked as Intel Confidential. They can try to rush my place and take it but I'm armed and ready.
 

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Yeah, its marked as Intel Confidential. They can try to rush my place and take it but I'm armed and ready.
Interestingly enough AMD will show up if your forum name shows up selling dozens of them...Black SUV and all.
 
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Interestingly enough AMD will show up if your forum name shows up selling dozens of them...Black SUV and all.
Good thing I am not selling them,. :roll:
Never even owned an AMD cpu :cry:
 

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I love grumpy swedes.....frick-in hell, he was joking in his reply.
For starters, I am Russian. Also, wasn't joking about the armed part.