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i would say most good mobos are gonna hit at least 480fsb with a quad
    
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your looking at under 3.6Ghz if you can't hit 450FSB.
Indeed, but lets be realistic for a moment....other than benchmark scores there is no need for anything higher than 3.0Ghz on a Quad when it comes to gaming. If your a die hard HD encoder, then that's a different matter.
 
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Indeed, but lets be realistic for a moment....other than benchmark scores there is no need for anything higher than 3.0Ghz on a Quad when it comes to gaming. If your a die hard HD encoder, then that's a different matter.
all the more reason to get the cheaper Q6600...
post #14 of 32
get the q9450 its only 90$ more than the q6600, its not like its one of those 1500$ qx's
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get the q9450 its only 90$ more than the q6600, its not like its one of those 1500$ qx's
Thats not the point. The Q9450 has the same voltage issue as the wolfdales. That might limit my OCability more than the Q6600.
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get the q9450 its only 90$ more than the q6600, its not like its one of those 1500$ qx's
for $90 dollars you can get a 2 gig kit of ballistix and the orange box...
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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.
agreed 100% microman know his shizznit.
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post #18 of 32
but but but its 45nm and 12mb cache
q6600 then, if you think you can oc it more
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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.
Hi,

My The C2Q Q6600... I have 2 B3's and no complaints!! Just bought a 3rd Quad - Go version...
post #20 of 32
Anyone else suspecting issues with OC'ing 45nm's and below once they come out due to the ridiculously low voltage?

We seem to be getting smaller processors and none of them going above 2Ghz+ ?
    
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