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post #1 of 15
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Hi QX9650 owners out there.

I am on the verge of buying one of these chips, but there doesn't seem to be a huge amount of data on them. I want a quad that will run at 4.0 GHz or more 24/7 (if such a thing is even possible). I like the lower power consumption of the 45nm chips and this one seems like a great chip from the little data I've seen.

Here are some questions:

Are you happy with the chip?

What speed/vcore/multi/fsb are you running them at 24/7?

Do you notice the improved performance?

For you personally, did you think it was worth it?

What's your max OC on the chip? On what cooling?

What did you upgrade from to this chip?
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post #2 of 15
I think 4GHz+ should be easy for this chip on water. I used one in an overclocking competition last weekend and benched at 4.2GHz on my very first OC... I couldn't tell you temps or voltages, I had the vcore cranked because it wasn't mine and they didn't care... I don't really know if it's worth over $1k though, unless you're a hardcore bencher...
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Awesome OC'er chips...I'm running 4.0 at a very very low voltage with liquid cooling (see sig rig)...but for higher speeds, you need to set higher vcores (see sig link), which you prolly don't wanna do on a $1100 chip...
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You do realize your 4.5ghz OC is WAAAAAAAY beyond the safe zone for the Yorkfield, right?
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the answers guys. Good stuff.
I am definitely going with water very soon.
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post #6 of 15
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Anyone else? Can't be this few around here...
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post #7 of 15
Umm, I can give you whatever info you want tomorrow when I put my new WC'ing setup together.
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post #8 of 15
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Sweet! Thanks.
Check the questions in my OP...
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post #9 of 15
fpliii i am sure you can do way more than 16,2k in 3DMARK06 man! I have managed 16+ on my setup which is worse than yours.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by yannis7777 View Post
fpliii i am sure you can do way more than 16,2k in 3DMARK06 man! I have managed 16+ on my setup which is worse than yours.
See in his sig where it says
"16210, without new mobo, second card, full RAM"
That's probably why.
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