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Q9400 worth 100 bucks? Looking to build a couple machines, seems like a pretty good deal for a quad core, but not really sure...seen a couple forums around here that said this chip was a beast, but that was like 2 years ago so not sure how well this thing holds its value...
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not to me, but that's just me i suppose, id take it for 65 if i was looking for one
    
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Great chip. Not a Q9X50 since it only has half the L2 cache but it overclocks fine. I've got FSB to 465 on mine but can't keep it stable thanks to my cheap RAM. I'd buy one over a Q6600, that's for sure.
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not to me, but that's just me i suppose, id take it for 65 if i was looking for one
65 eh? wonder if i could do a bit of haggling...crazy thing, found a website selling it for 230...
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Great chip. Not a Q9X50 since it only has half the L2 cache but it overclocks fine. I've got FSB to 465 on mine but can't keep it stable thanks to my cheap RAM. I'd buy one over a Q6600, that's for sure.
i would really like to build a dedicated rig for BOINC, but can't afford to spend tons of money...it's why i was thinking about this one, it's a quad core so it can handle 8 tasks at a time, and it seems like it's great for OC'ing...you think 100 is fair or would you aim for less? I really don't know much about chips...
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Q9400 worth 100 bucks? Looking to build a couple machines, seems like a pretty good deal for a quad core, but not really sure...seen a couple forums around here that said this chip was a beast, but that was like 2 years ago so not sure how well this thing holds its value...
$100 is a very good price. I owned 2x Q9400's. Both hit 3.8GHz with ease. One did 4GHz, but required a tad bit more vCore than I liked, but overall very quick LGA775 chip
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100$ is a great price for a q9400. If you can OC to 4.0 GHz it will get around 48-50 Gflops. Compare that to a q9550 which will get about 54-56 Gflops at 4.0GHz.
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Do it, thats a great price for such a good chip!
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$100 is a very good price. I owned 2x Q9400's. Both hit 3.8GHz with ease. One did 4GHz, but required a tad bit more vCore than I liked, but overall very quick LGA775 chip
I've currently got an E8400 running in my linux box, somehow bought two 775 boards for it...4 GHz sounds quite nice and my boards are pretty okay to OC on...thanks for the input
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I've currently got an E8400 running in my linux box, somehow bought two 775 boards for it...4 GHz sounds quite nice and my boards are pretty okay to OC on...thanks for the input
Remember to get some decent cooling on it. The Noctua heavyweight one you're on should work wonders, since the older LGA775 quad cores tend to run very hot at OC'd levels. Just make sure the temperatures are not an issue
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