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I am a very satisfied 9450 owner. I have it at 3.5, but the voltages are in a notepad at home (I'm on my work laptop now). Any more than that and I had some 24/7 stability issues. Is it worth the cost? I am not sure, it depends on how much you are willing to spend. If you are seriously considering the 9450 as an alternative to the 6600, then you are seriously considering putting down the money to support that choice.

I do have to say that my quad screams. I dont have a lot to reference it against, but it is amazingly fast, and I could not be happier (unless I had like a QX9750 or something)
    
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don't the new 45nm have SSE4 instructions?
    
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
don't the new 45nm have SSE4 instructions?
Yes and a larger L2 cache. From what i have seen on a few tests the 45nm Quads do have the upper hand in general benchmarking scores ie; Q9450 @ 3.0Ghz = Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz. Whether there is an advantage from a gaming point of view is another story.
 
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post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by superx107 View Post
Will a Oc'd Q6600 be better then a Q9450?
I posted a similary question for a while ago, here´s that thread.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...450-q6700.html


At Overclockersclub they have a Q9450 review and they also compare that quad with other quads.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_q9450/


I hope it can contribute in the quest to get a answer to your question.
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post #25 of 33
The Intel 45nm CPUs (like the Q9450) are slightly faster per clock than the 65nm CPUs (like the Q6600). But I'd take an educated guess and say the 9x multiplier of the Q6600 will more than compensate with generally higher overclocks than the 8x multiplier of the Q9450.

Plus, the Q6600 will cost you ~100 to 150 bucks less.

You can even get a Q6700 (with a 10x multi) for less than a Q9450.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/23/08 at 10:42am
    
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post #26 of 33
chogs if you want we can compare yours at 3.7 vs mine at 3.6.

EDIT: sorry didn't mean for this to sound as a call out but rather a somewhat basic comparison.
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post #27 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpm666 View Post
I went Q9450 over Q6600. Easiest 3.9GHz clock ever. Tonight I'll be pushing for the 4+ range. CPU-Z screenies coming when I get home from work.
mind proving this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
chogs if you want we can compare yours at 3.7 vs mine at 3.6.

EDIT: sorry didn't mean for this to sound as a call out but rather a somewhat basic comparison.
I would, but my sig rig is currently sitting half-assembled on the floor right now.

RAID array took a dump after some SATA cord mishap.....

If I wasn't so lazy I would've had it fixed by now.....

I also have to put in my new 780i in the process.

PS: Changed my sig rig to reflect current status....
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/23/08 at 4:24pm
    
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post #29 of 33
What I like about my Q9450 isn't that its a stellar oc'er, but that at 3.5 its at 38 idle, 45 gaming, 51 loaded, on a TRUE with a silent Noctua fan on it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FearMeansControl View Post
mind proving this?
Sure thing. Here's the little overclock log...

3.6-3.9 And now, after a week of 1.362 vCore I can now run the 9450 at all of these clocks BELOW stock vCore - 1.28vCore.


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