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So I was thinking about upgrading to an i5 2500k when I had my Q9400 (that was a terrible clocker, mind you). Then, I decided to just throw in my Q9550 before selling it.

This is what I've achieved so far with just placing the vCore at 1.3V (.125V higher than the VID) in a day:

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DAMN this thing flies compared to a Q9400. I don't even know why it would run anything that much better with just a small clock speed bump and more L2 cache, but now I can run BF3 @ 2048x1152 on high/ultra settings without having to close an 80 tab Firefox 12a window and a Skype video call.

I suddenly love LGA775 and don't think I'll upgrade to a new chip until Haswell rolls around. Yeeeeah. thumb.gif
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Q9550 is still baus. runs anything.

I could hit 4ghz with my E0, and a buddy of mine hit 4.6ghz on air!

it pretty much performs the same as a i5 in games, TBH


whats your VID btw, mine was 1.18 biggrin.gif
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 12/28/11 at 10:42pm
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Mine is 1.275... frown.gif
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Mine is 1.275... frown.gif


aww man tongue.gif lol. i had a golden chip.

but hey, resold that sucker here for 145 bucks, and thats low since I needed it gone. They sell for 160+ here STILL
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Aww this make me sad. I wish I had stuck with my q9550 and Formula x48. I got frustrated, couldn't get past 3.33 ghz without dumping tons of volts. So I jumped ship while my gear still had some value. I still kinda regret it.

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Aww this make me sad. I wish I had stuck with my q9550 and Formula x48. I got frustrated, couldn't get past 3.33 ghz without dumping tons of volts. So I jumped ship while my gear still had some value. I still kinda regret it.

I take it you had a CO revison? lol tongue.gif
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That sounds right. Also I was having troubles working out the bios on the board. My first board had way less options to tweak and play with. So In experience was not my friend in the venture.

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I would kill for my old Q9550 E0 back. I hate this 965be.
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Quote:
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Originally Posted by Lime View Post

Mine is 1.275... frown.gif


aww man tongue.gif lol. i had a golden chip.

but hey, resold that sucker here for 145 bucks, and thats low since I needed it gone. They sell for 160+ here STILL
Heh, I had mine on the marketplace before I even tried it out. I don't regret throwing it in my computer at all. I might need to get a new case or something though, this TT Frio is like.. bending my motherboard lol
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Aww this make me sad. I wish I had stuck with my q9550 and Formula x48. I got frustrated, couldn't get past 3.33 ghz without dumping tons of volts. So I jumped ship while my gear still had some value. I still kinda regret it.
I was looking for a Rampage Extreme forever because they're gorgeous boards, but then I found this board. It's a beautiful thing. Blue is pretty.
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I would kill for my old Q9550 E0 back. I hate this 965be.
Trade you a Q9400 and a P5K for your setup lol tongue.gif
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post #10 of 12
Q9550 is a beast, got up to 3.74GHz with my C1.
Getting it higher then that was a pain though.
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