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what mb do i want to push my q9450 past 4.0ghz? I read that the x48 is the mb to go with but is that true and where can i purchase it? I also heard it only uses dd3?
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http://i4memory.com/showthread.php?t=5381

The DFI Dark P35 hit 5.7 GHz with a QX9650.
    
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+ DFI Dark P35 board. No reasonable to get X48 and DDR3 now. P35 is still the best value board for oc'ing.
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Is that how you get all your Reps? Agreeing with other people? lol, j'k, I'm just jealous of how fast you got 5 flames...
    
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Is that how you get all your Reps? Agreeing with other people? lol, j'k, I'm just jealous of how fast you got 5 flames...
If you have time, check out all my posts to see how many "agree".
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45nm is a stupid investment atm. The chips run cooler but they don't OC any better than 65nm due to voltage constraints. If you have to buy a PC before next August, get a Q6600 and an Abit IP35 Pro.

The C1 revision of the Qx9650 is supposed to OC much better than the C0 revision. If the new C1 takes voltage better than the C0 then you should DEFINATELY wait on revised versions of all the 45nm chips.
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Ya, except you fail to realize:

1.) E8400s have easily hit 4 GHz at lower voltages than the 65nm's Stock Voltage.
2.) You save a lot of power by using a lower voltage chip.
3.) When you have a 45nm, you don't need a lapped TRUE with an FM121, or water cooling, to get the most out of it. Just decent air cooling is more than good enough for the heat that it produces.
4.) The 45nm chips have higher L2 Cache than their 65nm counterparts.
    
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How do we feel about the dfi x48 board with the q9450?

with the dfi dk p35 board and a high overclock will the board need cooling?
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id say my $40 asus board but newegg does have them for that anymore
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Ya, except you fail to realize:

1.) E8400s have easily hit 4 GHz at lower voltages than the 65nm's Stock Voltage.
2.) You save a lot of power by using a lower voltage chip.
3.) When you have a 45nm, you don't need a lapped TRUE with an FM121, or water cooling, to get the most out of it. Just decent air cooling is more than good enough for the heat that it produces.
4.) The 45nm chips have higher L2 Cache than their 65nm counterparts.
^^^^ What he said. I have one of the worst batch weeks for an e8400, and I'm on 3.8Ghz, with a $7 generic copper heatsink/fan.

Don't forget:
5.) The 45nm chips have slightly improved instruction set handling, resulting in 8-11% faster processing clock-for-clock with the 65nm Core 2 Duos.

The fact that 45nms have voltage problems is a misconception, and this is probably my 15th post stating that. They're a 1.18v chip that people tried putting 1.45v or more into. That is like taking a 1.3v chip and putting 1.53v into it. Possible, but not a great idea.
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