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E8400 vs. Q6600 vs. Q9450

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For my next upgrade, I'm planning to get a new CPU and its very hard to decide which chip to get. Maybe somebody can recommend me one of the 3.
I like to game, multitask, internet, MS office, and a bit of photo editing. Also, I would like to note that I will not be upgrading from the choosen CPU for another 2 years.
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I would like to note that I will not be upgrading from the choosen CPU for another 2 years.
I say Q9450 but see how OCing results show. 8x multiplier can hurt if you can't get high FSB.
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I say Q9450 but see how OCing results show. 8x multiplier can hurt if you can't get high FSB.
My mobo can pull some pretty high FSBs. I'm currently using an 8x multi with 470FSB. I should be getting close to 4GHz if I have a good Q9450.
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what fsb a mobo can do with a dual core and a quad are two totally different things
    
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I would go with a quad. Which one is up to you. I think the Q6600 will be cheap once the new quads are mainstream. I personally would go with a Q6600, but I am cheap, lol.
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knowing that you sometimes worry about your hardware i would get the Q6600 since you can abuse them all day and night and they just keep ticking.
    
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Q6600....higher multiplier?
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Q6600....higher multiplier?
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post #9 of 32
Q6600, i was going to get a 45nm Quad myself, but after much research on performance and the added problems with having lower multi's it simply isn't worth the upgrade.

This isn't to say i won't upgrade sometime in the future. If a Q9650 does appear in April then i may drop the cash for one of those instead.
 
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your looking at under 3.6Ghz if you can't hit 450FSB.
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