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i should prob OC mine huh, lol, considering i have the cooling already....
post #32 of 36
hell when i had mine i had it at 3.8 for the 24/7 and it was brilliant.

all my games played very well and i loved it.

it is ery much old school but it was and is still to this day a very strong chip and out performs most i3 and a few i5 cpus and even the old i7's
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Yep it's still (after what about 4 years) beating AMD's best chip, even giving up 300mhz:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=49
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Sold my Q9650 that i had running at 4.3Ghz and went to a 2600k. Even clocked at 4.8Ghz i can't say that i can notice much boost. Even in CPU intensive games such as BF BC2 ect the old Q9650 was keeping along with a OC'ed GTX 570.

But as pointed out earlier, the Q9650's are still going for a **** load of money so i spent around 100$ going from Q9650 + Asus MIIF to a 2600k + UD7.
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I found that when i had my Q9550 (Which i loved) that it couldn't feed my two 6950s properly. Not that my Framerates where in anyway unplayable i just didn't see the point in having those two cards and not maxing them so i bought my Nehalem setup and found a nice boost in performance at 1080p.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post
yeah, still a very capable chip dude, a little overpriced but since you already own it yuo dont have to worry about that.

i would wait until ivy comes out to decide on upgrading
But Ivy is almost a year away? I don't think the wait is worth it I'd much rather have a Sandy now.

Power of Now.
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