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Choice is : Q6600 , Q6700 , Q9300 , Q9450. Motherboard is P5B.
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Well it used to be the Q6600, but the newer chips don't o/c as well. As of now, I believe the better one to get would be the Q6700. It has the higher multi, so you should be able to o/c better.
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wuts his goal.... if theres no goal then cheapest one.
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Why are the 45nm quads worse off when compared to the 65nm ?.
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Why are the 45nm quads worse off when compared to the 65nm ?.
They have low multi's which requires pretty high FSB to match that of the average Q6600/Q6700 overclocks. Q9450 only has an 8x Multi and would require a 450Mhz FSB just to get 3.6Ghz.

The Q6600 and Q6700 have a x9 Multi and x10 Multi repsectively and will generally clock not only higher but far easier without as much dependancy on the mobo.

I recently bought a Q6600 G0 Stepping OEM and it has a CPU VID of 1.2750v and have successfully got into Vista as high as 3.8Ghz.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/28/08 at 7:44am
 
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They have low multi's which requires pretty high FSB to match that of the average Q6600/Q6700 overclocks. Q9450 only has an 8x Multi
On top of that, I don't believe the 45nm's can take as much voltage as the 65nm's.
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On top of that, I don't believe the 45nm's can take as much voltage as the 65nm's.
They can't your quite right....65nm is the safer bet.
 
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max recommended voltage for 45nm 1.3625
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If my friend doesn't want to consider overclocking which of the following above CPU's would be a good choice ?
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If my friend doesn't want to consider overclocking which of the following above CPU's would be a good choice ?
Once again I would go with the Q6700, it has the same stock speed as the Q9450, and it's $60 cheaper.
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