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Just got a QX9650 for 200. It's the upgrade to my old Q6600. I am not familiar with Q9xxx overclocking, so is it gonna be about the same thing as the Q6600? How much can the QX9650 hit? I saw there are Q9650 and QX9650. So what is the difference? By the way, my mobo is asus maximus formula. Thanks for any suggestions!
 
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hi man congrats for new cpu,

i had q6600 first i was pulling 3.2 at stock and max stable 3.4 ,swapped it for q9650 lower heat and higher clock i was able to achieve 3.6 @1.15v 4ghz at 1.25v
for the qx9650 is known to generate more heat than the q9650 due to older stepping mabe c0 (i don't remember)vs the economic e0
you need a good cooler to push it to 4ghz pus maximum you can get mabe 4.2 with little luck
 
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Just got a QX9650 for 200. It's the upgrade to my old Q6600. I am not familiar with Q9xxx overclocking, so is it gonna be about the same thing as the Q6600? How much can the QX9650 hit? I saw there are Q9650 and QX9650. So what is the difference? By the way, my mobo is asus maximus formula. Thanks for any suggestions!
The difference between Q9650 and the QX650 is that the QX has an unlocked multiplier so you can overclock it pretty high with low fsb just by changing the multiplier. It hits 4Ghz pretty easy on air
 
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i know that but any good board can take normal q9650 to 4ghz+

any way the q9650 runs cooler than the qx also overclocks better with lower voltages
 
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Well since I already bought the QX9650 there is little I can do to change it.

Unlocked multiplier will come in handy. Thanks for that info!
 
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i know that but any good board can take normal q9650 to 4ghz+

any way the q9650 runs cooler than the qx also overclocks better with lower voltages
But still. With lower fsb is easier to overclock if you have 4 sticks of ram,that usually is a problem when your overclocking with high fsb
 

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Well since I already bought the QX9650 there is little I can do to change it.

Unlocked multiplier will come in handy. Thanks for that info!
dont worry man, it will go further with decent cooling, just invest in a decent cooling system

Just keep upping the voltage and Mulitplier after you hit an FSB wall, then temps are the limit
 
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wow 200 buck for a qx9650 is win
 
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Got it all sorted out. Now running 400x10 with 1.29V stable. Prime95 for 24 hours stable, intelburn stable. Idle temp is around 15C. Max load team is around 55C. Room temp is 13C. Good upgrade from my old q6600.

Tested 400x11 but require 1.45V and the temp is pretty ugly with air cooling. So now I am happy with just 4G
 
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Too bad my 9450 hit the brick wall at 3.84. It was still fun while it lasted. The 965 should be a bit more fun...
 
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hmmm you should try 4.2 10.5 multiplier ,i wish i had your ambient my room temp is 30c+ !!! its summer and i cant turn ac on so a bought me a cooler master v8 now im staying @3.6 no need for 4ghz+
 
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hmmm you should try 4.2 10.5 multiplier ,i wish i had your ambient my room temp is 30c+ !!! its summer and i cant turn ac on so a bought me a cooler master v8 now im staying @3.6 no need for 4ghz+

Nah, I am all done. I was thinking of upgrading my CNPS9700. But with the cpu temp pretty low I figure it will be alright.

The 4G Q9650 is as hot as my old 3G Q6600.
 
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gimme some fresh air, here all i see dust+45c out door ,some times a dust storm with thunder and flash haha and after that rain then the sun goes out again thats our weather here.
my q6600 temp reading was great the q9650 have weird temps
 
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I thought the QX9650 will take lots of volt to get 4G. Guess the C1 stepping isnt too bad.
 
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check this out one time i woke up and saw this!!!!! i washed the car the day before LOL:wtf:

 
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hehe and in winter it sleeps on the graphic cards LOL
 
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In my signture you can see thread about this, maybe u can find good overclocking tips for u.
 
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In my signture you can see thread about this, maybe u can find good overclocking tips for u.

great! thanks!

I am working on different combination now. Trying 450x9 and 425x9.5
 
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failed intelburn test with 425x9.5

Now I am just happy to run it at 400x10 solid. Guess my mobo cant handle high fsb.
 
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hmm isn't that asus maximum formula a p45 one?
 
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x38. I used to push the board really hard when i dont know how to overclock my gskill ram. Some people at asus forum told me that the mobo's oc ability will gradually degraded under high NB voltage. This could be the case.