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Originally Posted by KingT;13481193 
If you have a nice motherboard for OC then it would be worth it..

A Q9550 would definitely boost your gaming performance..

Otherwise if you don't have a good motherboard (a P45 mobo would do the trick) and 4GB of RAM capable of at least 1000MHz then I would recommend you to upgrade entire system to a Sandy Bridge platform..

CHEERS..

This ^^^.

If you get one for a good price, and have a motherboard that can take it to at least 3.8GHz. Or else you can just aswell go Sandy.
    
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post #12 of 75
i seen a q9550 on ebay for £350 this week but the normal going price for one in the uk is £200 -£220 i was looking cause im thinking off selling mine and getting an amd 970-975 so i want more info om the amd and what motherboard to get
    
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post #13 of 75
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Well, I can find Core 2 Quad CPUs selling for 100$ where I live. I have seena Q6600 for as low as 50€. How about that? Who would've thought that there's a world beyond the USA?

Q6600 sucks. Q9550 and Q9650 are where its at.

That being said, i bought my Q9550 only because i already had my EP45-UD3P. if you dont have an epic board like the EP45-UD3P, dont bother, and just go sandy.
 
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Worth it? one word, YES
    
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post #15 of 75
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
get a q9550 and you will be set for gaming for a long time to come
I concur.

Forget Sandy Bridge.. i'm waiting for Rockwell....
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post #16 of 75
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Here's a Portuguese forum, where a user is selling an i5 760 for 135€: http://chiptec.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19668

You can gauge the price of a used Q9550 from there. It's not my fault that you can't accept that people can find a full-fledged Core 2 Quad for a low price.

Bye.
Show me a Q9550 or Q9650 for "$100 or less" anywhere in the world if you're trying to actual help him. I'd love to see one or two. I'd probably even buy 3, but I know they don't exist.
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i mean my q9550 never goes above 60% usage in the most demanding games. its quite bored. its a insane chip
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post #18 of 75
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Show me a Q9550 or Q9650 for "$100 or less" anywhere in the world if you're trying to actual help him. I'd love to see one or two. I'd probably even buy 3, but I know they don't exist.
What would be the point? Where I am from, you can get cheap Core 2 Quad CPUs, and not the crappy Q8000 or Q7000 series.

I just showed you that an i5 760 sells for as low as 130€ here, you can imagine that a Q9550 would sell for lower.
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I just showed you that an i5 760 sells for as low as 130€ here, you can imagine that a Q9550 would sell for lower.
Not it won't. Prove me wrong and show us a Q9550 or Q9650 for "$100 or less" as per your suggestion. The price of an i5 760 has nothing to do with what you suggested. The Q9650 and Q9550 still sell for a premium price as many of us have stated on this forum over and over. Prove us wrong and show us where you're finding these Q9550 or Q9650 for "$100 or less."
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post #20 of 75
I'm actually doing the Q9550 upgrade right now. You just got to factor what sort of gaming you're doing at the moment. Hit google, and find out if the games you are running are running anything more than dual cores... If they aren't, your 8500 will clock higher and perform better. If they're running 4 cores (like BC2, as someone mentioned) then the Q9550 will stomp it into the ground.

My E8400 runs at 4.5ghz without really trying, but i'm doing less gaming and more multi-tasking now-a-days so i'm heading the quad route. Gauge based on your personal usage

And for the one claiming Q9550 are 100 or so, you're way off, they're great performing chips for an older platform. The market for them is still awesome for those of us that don't want to go the full upgrade route just yet, so at $150-180 they sell all day.
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