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So, I have my sig rig with the q9450 in it - no problems with it, but really cant get past 4.0 stable.

At any rate, I may have an opportunity to snag a qx9650 for about 120 USD. Would this be a worthwhile buy at the price compared to the q9450 with my OC at 4.0 already? Would I really get much higher than 4.0 and be stable with an unlocked multiplier?

Thanks in advance for any opinions guys!
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So, I have my sig rig with the q9450 in it - no problems with it, but really cant get past 4.0 stable.

At any rate, I may have an opportunity to snag a qx9650 for about 120 USD. Would this be a worthwhile buy at the price compared to the q9450 with my OC at 4.0 already? Would I really get much higher than 4.0 and be stable with an unlocked multiplier?

Thanks in advance for any opinions guys!
No, it's not worth it. QX are not E0 but C1 revision. They run hotter and do not overclock well compared to E0's. With a QX9650 you can't expect more than 4GHz on air anyway.

And even if you did get a Q9650 or Q9550 E0 that could bring you to max 4.2 - 4.3GHz the difference from 4GHz is very small.

Keep what you have and upgrade your whole system later down the road !
    
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Too much money for such an old processor.

Maybe for $50 but for $50 more than what your looking at you could buy a 2500k.
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I considered getting one late last year to replace my Q9450, but decided it was just pissing money up the wall. You're much better off changing to a newer platform with the money.

Waste unless you get the cpu for $40.

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Fair enough. Won't waste the money then. Thanks for the input all!
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