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post #21 of 60
Come look at what the Q9300 can do at the link in my sig.
But all said and done if you can spend the extra $$$ Q9450 is great too.
Sure the Q6600 is cool, but I have used both and the Q9300 was better IMO.

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post #22 of 60
Go for the Q9450 if you can

Otherwise, go for the Q6700 (A bit more than Q6600 but a higher multiplier)
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Agreed.
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post #24 of 60
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Originally Posted by teK0wnzU View Post
Come look at what the Q9300 can do at the link in my sig.
But all said and done if you can spend the extra $$$ Q9450 is great too.
Sure the Q6600 is cool, but I have used both and the Q9300 was better IMO.




These results are on stock settings - the q6600 will OC better than a q9300 and then you should give each of these tests a try.

Regardless the q9450 pwns them both lol
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post #25 of 60
You don't need WC to overclock, but a good setup would give you more headroom.
post #26 of 60
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I think I am going to go with the Q9300... Maximum PC's article convinced me as well as teK's chart. I'm not too crazy about overclocking a brand new CPU, and I don't think I'll be running any apps that will require more than 2.4 or 2.5 GHz per core. However, when the time does eventually come to overclock, thinking reaching 3.2 GHz will be good enough for me.

Now its just time to wait and see if the price drops enough, if at all.
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post #27 of 60
Yes, the Q6600 will OC better, but both have roughly the same OC ceiling. Clock-for-clock, I'm not sure which is better, but Maximum PC said the 2MB difference in L2 cache didn't make much of a difference in their tests.
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However, when the time does eventually come to overclock, thinking reaching 3.2 GHz will be good enough for me.
Just keep the heat in mind
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post #29 of 60
I highly recommend the q9450, keep in mind though that a high end board will be needed, and that fsb walls hit in around 3.8ghz. A good week q6600 or q6700 can clock slightly better but with much more voltage. I am fully stable at 3.7 with 1.24 idle and 1.20 load which a 65nm quad could only dream of. If you are going to randomly buy q66/6700 off newegg or something, your better off getting a q9450 since they scale easily and have extremely low temperatures and voltages. Do not go q9300 unless you want a minimal overclock, plus the cache cut makes it not worth the money at all.
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post #30 of 60
q6600, look for a g0 somewhere.
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