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Q9550 4GHz

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This is kinda pointless but im so excited i have to tell someone, i just got my old beast of a quad to 4GHz with little to no effort just a minor voltage tweak and upped the base clock. validations in my sig, i was so surprised , i punched in some numbers not expecting it to even post and BAM! straight into windows and survived 3 cinebench runs with the hottest core reaching 73c (with stock cooler btw). im like a kid at christmas with this cpu. im enjoying this cpu more than my 3770k at 4.5Ghz smile.gif tell me what you guys think
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very lucky, even on sandy tweaking numbers gave me a headache. those old quads are fun to tinker with.
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I would like to here a head to head on both of them in real world apps and all......
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Which case dob you have? You need a proper cooling
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Wow thats pretty good to get that on a stock cooler. I would be excited to get the same thing done as well. I've had more issues trying to get stable on my IB rig than I've ever had with a C2Q, using DVID and forced voltage.
 
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intel Core i5 3570k 4.5ghz 1.200v - 0.000 offset  Gigabyte z77X-UP4 TH Beta Bios F11C with lastes... Sapphire 7950 3GB @ 1200/1600mhz v1.299 - Curr... GSkill 2x4gb 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 2T @ 1600 8-8-8-2... 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA 3.0 M4-CT128M4SSD1 Corsair H80i AIO liquid cooling Windows 7 Professional x64 47 inch Samsung LCD HD TV 
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750w PC Power single rail stock 
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C2Q Q6600 GO @ 3.2ghz 1.28 Gigabyte P35 DS3-L Pencil modded Nvidia 9800 GT 512mb 2x1gb Gskill 1066 5-5-5-15 & 2x1gb Gskill Pi 80... 
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intel Core i5 3570k 4.5ghz 1.200v - 0.000 offset  Gigabyte z77X-UP4 TH Beta Bios F11C with lastes... Sapphire 7950 3GB @ 1200/1600mhz v1.299 - Curr... GSkill 2x4gb 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 2T @ 1600 8-8-8-2... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD SATA 3.0 M4-CT128M4SSD1 Corsair H80i AIO liquid cooling Windows 7 Professional x64 47 inch Samsung LCD HD TV 
PowerAudio
750w PC Power single rail stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2Q Q6600 GO @ 3.2ghz 1.28 Gigabyte P35 DS3-L Pencil modded Nvidia 9800 GT 512mb 2x1gb Gskill 1066 5-5-5-15 & 2x1gb Gskill Pi 80... 
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Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD1 128GB SSD - OS Drive Samsung HD103UJ & SJ 1 Terabyte HDD LG 22x DVD burner Arctic Freezer Pro 2  
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