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i'm thorn between Q9450 and Q6700 as thy are quite similar in price
will the the maximus be able to unleash the q9450? or would i be better off with the q6700?
i'm using water for cooling
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If ur using good water why not save u some Cash and get a Q6600 all the Q6700 does is make u have to use less FSB. But out of those 2 id get Q6700
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Q6700, the 9450 is not worth it just yet, unless you want the 12meg cache. If you get it though the maximus will be able to run that thing no problem at all.
    
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Originally Posted by Pwnography View Post
If ur using good water why not save u some Cash and get a Q6600 all the Q6700 does is make u have to use less FSB. But out of those 2 id get Q6700
true enough but the 10x multi could get handy if im too use it for a small htpc at some point
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Q6700, the 9450 is not worth it just yet, unless you want the 12meg cache. If you get it though the maximus will be able to run that thing no problem at all.
not to keen of running stock, but running it max oc'd

or are u saing that the 9450 is a flop?
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Either one is fine. Based on the price, multi and vcore, I would go for Q6700.
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not to keen of running stock, but running it max oc'd

or are u saing that the 9450 is a flop?
Not a flop, but I personally was expecting a 200-300 dollar quad to reach 4.0 on air when I first read about it. But right now its looking at 350 dollar prices, and the 8x multi means you'll need 500FSB to reach 4.0, and most mobos cant do that with a quad. So I guess to me its kinda a flop, but its still a very good chip, though I wouldn't pay for it right now.
    
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post #8 of 12
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i've been thinking and reading up more on theese chips
the q6700 should go quite hige around 3,6-4,0ghz(430-450fsb)
while the q9450 is usaly going to about 3,4-3,6ghz (430-450fsb)
and if it's true its a 10% difference in clock pr clock with theese to chips
then it's a draw

the difference in price is so little here in norway between these chips to take into account
i really just want the best performing chip out of the two and it seams the q9450 barely wins the race as it has sse4,1 and runs cooler(witch could be the deciding part as i have 2-Gpu's,NB and SB in the loop)

still i got the summer to decide, i'm going on a long vacation so i'm holding of until thats done with
Edited by SpaceCat - 5/16/08 at 6:18pm
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post #9 of 12
Here's some benchie fun I was having a bit earlier with my Maximus Formula and my Q6700:

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Of course, for now (though I may decide to) I'm not running 24/7 at those settings.

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For daily use, I'm running as such:

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I confess to being very intrigued by the Q9450 as well.

My local Fry's has a one day special of 250 dollars on it and I'm very tempted.

But I think I'm going to resist and wait at least six months.

    
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post #10 of 12
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tnx
thats almost exactly the same superpi result as the q9450@3,6ghz(12,797)
so it seams the 10% differers in clock per clock is indeed true
and a 24/7 run would be easier to accomplish with this cooler chip

have u tryed getting 4ghz with 9x multi on your board?
im wery interested in knowing how far u can push the fsb with a quad
btw do u use water on your nb?

on a side note i would not consider the q9450 if i already had a quad i would hold out for nehalem
Edited by SpaceCat - 5/17/08 at 3:56am
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