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post #31 of 51
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After doing more reading around the forum, I've learned the Q9450 can overclock moderately well, but it requires more voltage tinkering and more voltage overall. So not only would I have to spend nearly $100 more on the processor, but I'm guessing I'd have to spend more money on a higher quality motherboard to ensure better overclocking with a Q9450. At the same time, I'd like to purchase a motherboard that will allow me a path to the Penryn processors.

I've also read overclocking the dual-core counterparts is better for gaming. If SC2 and RA3 will take advantage of four cores, I'm guessing looking at dual core processors isn't worth my time.
post #32 of 51
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After looking at the Penryn discussion thread, I'm strongly considering the Q9450. It looks like overclocking to the 3.5 GHz range won't be much of a problem and flirting with 4.0 GHz is very possible, especially with good cooling. I could always go with the cheaper Q6600 now and upgrade to the Q9450 later, but I figure I might as well reach for the Q9450 now if I'm willing to spend around $450 on two processors.
post #33 of 51
just spotted this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290236647492

oem Q6600 for £117
&
oem Q6700 for £150

delivery looks slow but apart from that he looks ok

although scan.co.uk in the uk keeo putting the Q6700 retail on for £155 on the today only page

I think you can get free delivery if you join the avforums

hope that helps some peeps
    
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I believe £150 is roughly $300, probably a few dollars us. Pricewatch.com has Q6700's listed for around $250 and as low as $239.

I was looking on eBay last night and found a number of Q9450's with the starting bid a tick below $200. I went ahead and put a maximum bid of $250. No one else has bid on it yet. The only downside is the $35 shipping, but that'd be a total of $285 if my max bid wins. I can't complain if I win. If I don't, oh well. The retail price should drop below $300 in a few months.
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post #35 of 51
I don't know s"#$% about overclocking but I want to start getting it. I have a Striker Extreme 680i SLI and a Q6600. So far the only thing I did was changing from 1066 to 1346, but I don't know the point of the multiplier, the correct voltages and stuff like that. Does anyone here please help me understand and get a good cpu overclocking? My mem's are Kingston Hyper DDR26400 low latency... they work factory setting at 4-4-4-12-2T 2.0v. I've tried changing the settings to 4-4-4-8-2-T 2,025V and it didn't quite work. I get stumped when I see guys of the forum talking about the references of the CPU and memories and when I to anythink out of the ordinary the PC won't boot. What am I doing wrong? Thank you very much
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post #36 of 51
yeah deffinately get the Q6700 i heard that the recent batch of Q6600 dont OC so well. i could be wrong but still IMO the Q6700 is a better choice
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post #37 of 51
consider Xeon X3350 as a copy Q9450 it's really great cpu, I just purchased one and I just can say WOW....I can get 3,8 ghz only with 1,385V stable and cool
post #38 of 51
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I'm not seeing the allure of spending more on an identically performing chip.
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
The Q6700 is identical to the 6600, except it has a 10x multiplier, and the 6600 has only a 9x.

I am also new to the OC game, So, why is it better 10x verses 9x clocks? Aren't they both cpu's locked?

BTW, I would love criticism on my build. Please, identify where I need upgrades without breaking the bank. Note, I have issues in overclocking. I can only OC the unit up to 3.2 without errors. Do I need better RAM? If so, which do you recommend. Can I go pc8000 manual say only pc6400, anyone succeeded on asus p5n-d?
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post #40 of 51
Sence you wont be building it for a few months id watch for some new 45nm quads to come out and their prices should drop alot.
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