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Originally Posted by Arxontas View Post

Q9550's go for around $120 in the States.

Also, he would have had to overclock that CPU which cannot be done by just anyone, requires a good motherboard, high quality RAM, a good CPU cooler, a good PSU, and a lot of understanding of the over-complicated relationship between MCH, NB, FSB, Memory Straps, and CPU performance.

Not everyone has got 6 years experience with the socket and getting max performance out of it is neither easy, nor guaranteed to just anyone.

It's just not worth the trouble to bother with S775.

i've seen some for cheap on the OCN market place. while i have a good board i found it easy to get 3.83 ghz (1ghz over stock) once i some told me i need to adjust a few settings. also this is OCN if his brother doesn't know how then op surely probably the basics of overclocking. also Q9550s over clock well, they tend to be limited by how well the mobo can overclock.

further more they aren't hard to oc. vcore and, FSB, NB voltage and Dram voltage. i don't even think you need to mess dram voltage let alone NB voltage if you doing a mild oc. why would you need 6 years experience to oc a socket 775 board or to oc at all? i showed my friend the basics to overclocking and he was ocing on his own with in weeks. i think your talking crazy.

EDIT: put up a wanted on the OCN market place, offer your 75-85 USD shipped if you interested and see fi you get any takers.
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post #12 of 29
summary as I see it:

IF the dude can OC he has a choice: Upgrade his 775 system and keep saving money, or go haswell now without a particularly large speed improvement, or do nothing at all till he has more cash.

If he Can't do a good 775 overclock with his current system, for lack or parts or whatever reason, the original idea is the only option.

If he does want to upgrade the 775 system, the 771 mod thread may be useful, depending on his mobo. If it works, you can get into q9550 territory for $50
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post #13 of 29
If he's really low on cash i'd go for the 775 to 771 mod and pop in a 771 Xeon Server CPU for cheap (20-40$?) until you can accord something like an i5.

EDIT: beaten to it above. worth taking a look at.
    
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post #14 of 29
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If he's really low on cash i'd go for the 775 to 771 mod and pop in a 771 Xeon Server CPU for cheap (20-40$?) until you can accord something like an i5.

EDIT: beaten to it above. worth taking a look at.

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Money on socket 775 only for a Backup rig
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Originally Posted by icanhasburgers View Post

If he's really low on cash i'd go for the 775 to 771 mod and pop in a 771 Xeon Server CPU for cheap (20-40$?) until you can accord something like an i5.

EDIT: beaten to it above. worth taking a look at.

this mod sounds good..

his motherboard is

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5G41TM_LX/

I dont want to cut up his board to find out it doesn't work lol
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post #17 of 29
look up the thread then and see if you can get confirmation that it works. IIRC a lot of asus boards are problematic, so it;s real possible it won't. Or at least not easily, which IMHO is the same thing in this case.
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post #18 of 29
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look up the thread then and see if you can get confirmation that it works. IIRC a lot of asus boards are problematic, so it;s real possible it won't. Or at least not easily, which IMHO is the same thing in this case.

Yeah, it can be a hit and a miss. Some will work fine with some CPU features disabled unless a patch/microcode is added or updated, and some will take some real attack to get it to work. Check the thread out thoroughly and see what you think.
    
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honestly upgrading the cpu and save up for to a full replacement upgrade later, isn't a bad idea.
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post #20 of 29
Just have him keep the Q6600 until he can affford an i5.
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