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post #41 of 58
both are still listed on intel
http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLACR

http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SL9UM

but your chances I believe of a b3 should be slim by now as they refreshed the lineup and with that came out with the G0. any B3's out there should only be leftovers and any major retailer I'm sure by now has emptied stock on them.

EDIT oops that was for the q6600.
if your going q6700 eh don't worry about what stepping you get cause if you get a B3 there is something VERY wrong there being they don't exist.
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post #42 of 58
Just wait on the q6700, it will go lower very soon. because at $300 is huge mark up.
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Just get a Q6600. Its cheap and its a known overclocker. When people say the newer Q6600s dont OC well I dont understand. I got mine a month ago and it can to 3.6 stable but the temps are too high to run 24/7 so I backed it off to 3.4
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I was on the same boat, wondering if I should save up for Q9450 or just go ahead with a Q6600 because my motherboard will be able to support up to a QX9650 but I guess I should be fine with a Q6600.
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post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Q6700 is $300, Q9450 is $350 and Q6600 is $200. I would go for Q6600.
Or go AMD and get a Phenom 9500...

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My newly ordered Q6700 cost me £180
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post #47 of 58
true....q6600 still best choice for price and performance, you not goina anywhere far with 9450 or 6700 anyway.
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post #48 of 58
I agree.. 45nm CPU consists of smaller transistors and therefore more sensitive to voltage. 45nm although more efficient but not as durable as 65nm. In term of OC in general, I have to say 65nm can handle better than 45nm. 65nm no doubt would generate more heat than 45nm, but heat only make CPU unstable and most mobos would auto shutdown the system, heat would not *damage* the CPU like over-voltage does (assuming with good CPU cooling).

Perhaps we are thinking it backward. Instead of comparing which CPU can OC higher, we should have focus on which CPU can reach the target (reasonable) speed better and more efficient with reasonable cost.
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I have friends who work for botique computer companies and they told me the Q9450 can be pushed to 3.7-4.0 stable on WATER cooling, so tbh I wouldn't waste your money on one. Also they have been complaining how the Q9550 is a terrible overclocker, whether it be just a bad batch or what not because they are in short supply, I dont know.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grooverider View Post
I have friends who work for botique computer companies and they told me the Q9450 can be pushed to 3.7-4.0 stable on WATER cooling, so tbh I wouldn't waste your money on one. Also they have been complaining how the Q9550 is a terrible overclocker, whether it be just a bad batch or what not because they are in short supply, I dont know.
All of Intel's recent CPUs are getting bad clocks. That includes the 45nm quads, and 65nm quads.
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