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Intel Q9550 Vs. Q9550(S)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FreedomEclipse, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Apr 20, 2007
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    Right while looking around for cheaper deals & a little re-search - I finally managed to stumble across the Q9550(s)

    Obviously my small/medium budget as well as my Obsessive Compulsive Dissorder has played a great part in making this build.

    I have heard of the S-Spec Q9550's but today I was shocked to find out that they cost almost £75 (about $106.65 for my U.S brothers & sisters out there) over the standard Q9550.

    most standard Q9550's over clock to at least 3.8Ghz but few will hit 4Ghz if you have decent cooling. I know for £75 for the 'extra' 200Mhz in overclocking head room is a complete rip off. but my OCD wont have it that im missing out on something 'better so to speak :shadedshu:shadedshu:shadedshu:shadedshu

    Will standard Q9550's still clock to 4Ghz??? im gonna be getting a OCZ Vendetta2 cooler & Biostar Tpower I45 which has been reviewd to run at 555Mhz+ FSB.

    & with that said. over to you before my OCD makes me do bad things :eek::eek::eek:
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2009
  2. Homeless

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    I think the new E0 stepping Q9550's hit over 4ghz on air
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  3. SonDa5


    Aug 3, 2008
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    That is correct.

    I have mine in an Antec 900 case with good air cooling. Runs great@4GHZ.

    I think I can get 4.5GHZ on air with a little more work.
  4. Tau

    Tau New Member

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    You will be hardpressed to get a quad every day stable over 500FSB... I would expect to land in the 440-470 range as thats were most land.

    Also that motherboard will never do those speeds on a quad, MAYBE for a suicide with insane voltages. Only the duals are up in the 550+Mhz FSB range.
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