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I've read the Q9450 doesn't overclock as well as the Q6600 or Q6700. Can the Q9450 overclock as well as the Q6700?
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I've read the Q9450 doesn't overclock as well as the Q6600 or Q6700. Can the Q9450 overclock as well as the Q6700?
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I've read the Q9450 doesn't overclock as well as the Q6600 or Q6700. Can the Q9450 overclock as well as the Q6700?
No, 99% of the time it won't. But my point was that at 3.6, it beats a q6700 at 3.8 in many areas.

Look at the cpu score in my 3dmark06 sig link, and compare it to q6*00 in anyone elses.

Believe me they are all good, and will work great, but personally, on air, I prefer the q9450 to the q6*00

Here's one review http://hardwarelogic.com/news/131/AR...008-04-18.html
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Seems rather mixed. Looks like some people love the Q6700 for it's 10x multiplier while others love the Q9450 for it's lower heat. If the Q9450 gets down to the $280 area later this year, I'll probably strongly consider it so long as I see consistent reports of it overclocking to 3.8+ GHz.

Funny thing is I've read people have had trouble getting the Q9300 far past the 3.2 GHz range, but Maximum PC measured the abilities of it against the Q6600. They said they were able to reach 3.5 GHz rather easily with the Q9300 and could have probably gone further with fine tuning and better cooling. If that's true, then a Q9450 should theoretically be able to overclock better and at least come close to 4.0 GHz if not surpass it.

If I did opt for a 45nm processor, it would likely be the Q9450 because of it's 12MB L2 cache. It's just I don't feel like spending near $340 on my processor at the moment.
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Right now at pricewatch.com, the cheapest Q9450 is listed at $331 while the cheapest Q6700 is listed at $239. We're talking about a 38% increase in price. I can understand reaching $40 from a Q6600 to a Q6700, but I'm not sure about $92 above the latter for a Q9450.

But like I've said, I don't plan on buying anything until October at the earliest, probably November. The price of every processor mentioned will have dropped and the landscape will likely be quite different, especially with Nehalem on the horizon.
post #26 of 51
Your right about that, mixed results are allways a factor. Different chips or different steppings/vid's of the same chip will run at different speeds.

Just remember its not all about clock speed.

I bought my q9450 for 300 a month ago, so it theoreticly should continue to drop as time goes by, and the closer to Nehalem we get.

Believe me, I've debated selling mine and trying the Q6700, its a tough choice. But at the end of the day you got to make the decision and go with it. If your buying later on down the road, don't stress too much about it, and make your decision based on price, results, and what you need, at that time.


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I paid $299 for mine at microcenter. I had to buy my current board to get to 3.4. The gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L I previously had couldnt OC it and be stable at 3.2 and wouldnt even post @3.4. I had to do an avi (over 2 hours long) to mpeg conversion today it took only 40 minutes My e6750 @ 3.4 would have taken an hour and 30 minutes to do it. I know your not asking about a dual core but I figured this could give you an idea of what the Q9450 is capable of in the real world applications
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post #28 of 51
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Is it just me or did that answer sound extremely political in nature?

Chances are I'll opt for a 45nm processor, probably the Q9450, when I get around to purchasing parts. I do know that if I was buying them today, I'd go with the Q6700. And since I can't predict the future (no matter how much I'd like to believe I can), I'm basing everything off today's prices.

Really, thanks for all the input.
post #29 of 51
i know the q6700 is proven to be an awesome overclocker, just be sure to get a good heatsink. also, i've read somewhere (i can't remember where) but i've heard that the 45nm chips sometimes don't overclock well as they cannot accept higher voltages compared to the 65nm q6700.

but with $92 more and not a whole lot of more performace, i would go with th q6700.

i just wish i did so i could overclock it easier (10x...)

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Well, it's 2:33 in the AM here in Iraq. It's almost my bed time so I'll be going. I'll be back on here in roughly eight and a half hours to see if anyone else has provided more information.

Once again, thanks for all the input. Can never have too much information.
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