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so which should i buy im going to attepmt to OC which ever one i get to 3.0 ghz

2.5 ghz 284.00$$ Q9300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115043
2.4 ghz 220.00$$ Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

why why not ?

Thanks! im leaning twards the 2.5
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post #2 of 53
If all you want it 3.0 gb, I would get the cheaper one. Both should be able to get to 3000 mhz fairly easy.
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post #3 of 53
They will both clock to 3.0GHz, but the Q6600 has the potential to clock much higher with the 9x multi. So you dont need a rediculously high FSB to get higher speeds. Current motherboards cant run much higher then a 450 FSB to quads. The Q9300 only has a 7.5x multi, so it cant overclock as high. The most you can get (based on a 450 FSB) is 3.3GHz compared to the possible 4.0GHz of the Q6600. But the Q6600 will typically get you 3.4GHz easily, so I would go for the Q6600.
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Get the Q6600, current Penryn duos and quads are not all that fascinating. Put them to 1.4v and they risk dying in days....
     
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post #5 of 53
If you are a first time OCer then get the Q6600. THat way you have less of a change of killing it from overvolting. The Q6600 overclocks very well as other have stated. The 9 multi is a big factor. I can get my Q6600 to 3.55Ghz for benchmarks but I usually run it from 3.2-3.4 because it heats my room.
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post #6 of 53
They will both get 3Ghz + (more like 3.4Ghz w/ good cooling, 3.6Ghz w/ a TRUE)
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post #7 of 53
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Originally Posted by GigaByte View Post
Get the Q6600, current Penryn duos and quads are not all that fascinating. Put them to 1.4v and they risk dying in days....

To add to that, what motherboard are you running? It matters when it comes to NVIDIA chipsets in the 600 series as well as older chipsets and their FSB speeds they can handle. If you have an NVIDIA 600 series board, you have no choice but to run the Q6600. Also, if you have an older 965 board, and it cant run a very high FSB OC, you wont get much out of the Yorkie since it is already running a 333 FSB, so again the Q6600 would be a better choice at 266 FSB.
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post #8 of 53
Get the Q9300 -- latest 45nm tech + SSE4.1
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this si the mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026 thats the mobo 750i
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post #10 of 53
I would not recommend a 750i board. They do not overclock quads well at all.
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