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post #1 of 17
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Hey guys... I currently have a e6400 and I'm not satisfied lol. I wish to go with a quad, but should I get the Q9450 vs. the Q6600 (in terms of money, overclockability, and which will benefit more from watercooling) ?
Also... what mobo do you guys suggest with the 45mm cpu? Is my mobo good for it for a OC or... should i change it to something else?

Thanks in advance!
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Alot of people here will tell you to get the q6600 because it overclocks better, then its 45n counterpart and im one of them =P
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Benny5041 View Post
Alot of people here will tell you to get the q6600 because it overclocks better, then its 45n counterpart and im one of them =P
x2.

Q6600 FTW. Makes a lot of heat, but get a TRUE, and OC that sucker!!!
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post #4 of 17
Get the Q6600 you can get it to run stable at the same speed as the Q9450 and for alot less.
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post #5 of 17
Get a Q6600 G0, it has a higher CPU multi than it's 45nm cousins. The Q9550 having the highest (with the exception of the QX9650) with an 8.5x mutli. As you probably know, this will restrict overclockability. A lot of Q6600's are getting very high overclocks around the 3.6~4.0 Ghz region.
 
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post #6 of 17
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Hrmm... in terms of wcing.. which one will benefit it more then?
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post #7 of 17
i would imagine WC'ing would have the same effect on both processors
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post #8 of 17
Well the Q9450 is going to need a high fsb mobo to achieve high overclocks because of the small multiplier. The Q6600 won't need as high fsb because it has a bigger multiplier.
post #9 of 17
Q6600...it OWNS. I would also suggest the x3210, lower multi, but thermal spec is 85c.
post #10 of 17
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i would imagine WC'ing would have the same effect on both processors
If you mean "its sure gonna cool it down pap!" then yes, it will move the heat away from CPU. Otherwise (read below)

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Hrmm... in terms of wcing.. which one will benefit it more then?
As we step in to the realm of smaller and smaller die sizes, we get rid of the issue with heat.

The e8400 is a prime example. You can get great OCs on air. Why? Heat isn't the issue. The issue is the insulation of the transistors.

The older Q6600 (Who's barrier generally is heat) will benefit much more from WCing.
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