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For the same price as the Q6700, you might also consider the Q9300. Maximum PC magazine rated it very highly. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115043
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Nope. The Q6600 is already a better pick than the Q9300. The Q9300 is a 45nm chip, and is much more limited in voltage.
    
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Nope. The Q6600 is already a better pick than the Q9300. The Q9300 is a 45nm chip, and is much more limited in voltage.
Well personally. I love my 45nm chip. Mine tears it up. It works awesome with very little vcore. To each his own though I suppose. But my next chip WILL be the Q9300.
    
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Nope. The Q6600 is already a better pick than the Q9300. The Q9300 is a 45nm chip, and is much more limited in voltage.
The voltage is relative. Yes, the maximum voltage of 45nm chips is lower, but the 45nm chips usually clock to around the same frequencies as 65nm chips at a lower voltage.

But I agree the Q6600/6700 is still a better pick. What the Q9300 is really limited by is the 7.5x multiplier. The Q6600 has a 9x multi, and the Q6700 has a 10x multi.

Think about it this way. At 450MHz FSB (fairly high for C2Q CPU's), the Q9300 is only at 3,375MHz with a 7.5 Multi. With the 9x multi of the Q6600, the CPU is at 4,050MHz; and 4.5GHz with the Q6700's 10x multi.

My point; when you're limited to a 7.5x multi, the FSB strain is likely going to impede your maximum overclock. A 9x multi allows you more potential to see a good max OC. A 10x multi is even better for this. You'll need the leeway to see the full performance of the chip.
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The voltage is relative. Yes, the maximum voltage of 45nm chips is lower, but the 45nm chips usually clock to around the same frequencies as 65nm chips at a lower voltage.

But I agree the Q6600/6700 is still a better pick. What the Q9300 is really limited by is the 7.5x multiplier. The Q6600 has a 9x multi, and the Q6700 has a 10x multi.

Think about it this way. At 450MHz FSB (fairly high for C2Q CPU's), the Q9300 is only at 3,375MHz with a 7.5 Multi. With the 9x multi of the Q6600, the CPU is at 4,050MHz; and 4.5GHz with the Q6700's 10x multi.

My point; when you're limited to a 7.5x multi, the FSB strain is likely going to impede your maximum overclock. A 9x multi allows you more potential to see a good max OC. A 10x multi is even better for this. You'll need the leeway to see the full performance of the chip.
That's interesting. I didn't know the Q9300 only has a 7.5 multi. I stand corrected. You guys are right. Thanks for the info
    
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That's interesting. I didn't know the Q9300 only has a 7.5 multi. I stand corrected. You guys are right. Thanks for the info
they have big brains... i'm learning this.they allready convinced me to drop the q9450 from my build and swap to a q6700
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the Q6700 is the best quad to get now since the price drop. from $500!!!
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