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Well I'm getting a Q9550 and I would like some time in the really near future, and well I need some info;
1- What's the best revision to get? (like the E8400 has the C0 and the E0, what should I look for with the Q9550?)
2- Easy to overclock?
3- What's its average PPD?
4- Worth $387 + free shipping + free Intel Waterbottle from the Egg?
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E0 is better
Get the processor from Ebay for 287 + cash back
It can get pretty high OC if u have a good mobo, some members can do over 4 Ghz
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I'm Canadian don't forget, so our dollar is sorta crap right now.
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My Q9550 at stock is getting 5500 PPD, my Q9550 at 4GHz close to 7000 PPD.

OCing depends mainly on whether your mobo can push the FSB. I have no idea about the 780i.

Based entirely on anecdotal evidence and observation the newer E0 revision is only getting slightly higher OCs than the C1 revision.
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Quote:
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My Q9550 at stock is getting 5500 PPD, my Q9550 at 4GHz close to 7000 PPD.

OCing depends mainly on whether your mobo can push the FSB. I have no idea about the 780i.

Based entirely on anecdotal evidence and observation the newer E0 revision is only getting slightly higher OCs than the C1 revision.
The 780i should be able to push a 450 FSB (1800 QDR) with 1.45v to the SPP. So that is a decent OC with a Q9550.

The E0 is the better core. It OCs higher and runs on lower vcore, just like the E0 Wolfdales.
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So I should try to get an E0 from the Egg?

What multi does the 9550 have?
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So I should try to get an E0 from the Egg?

What multi does the 9550 have?
Someone posted in the "The 9550 Club" they received a Q9550 with C1 stepping from Newegg the other week but he was able to overclock it to 4ghz. I can't remember if he's using a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P mobo with it.

I received my Q9550 E0 from Newegg the day after Thanksgiving.
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Quote:
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So I should try to get an E0 from the Egg?

What multi does the 9550 have?
Goto lagoom.com. They guarantee steppings. You just put what stepping you want in the customer comments box when you order it. I got mine from there, because I was scared of a C1 from newegg.

You won't be sorry

Multi = 8.5
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The Q9550 C1 in my gaming rig was easily running 4GHz 24/7 on a P5Q Deluxe within all temp and voltage limits. OC was 12+hrs Prime stable and ran without a hitch for a couple weeks before the board randomly decided to blow its RAM slots one day...

Ill be installing the chip in my new EP45-UD3P tomorrow and seeing if it'll manage 4.1 or 4.2Ghz for benching...

Don't fall for the hype, C1 Q9550s are amazing chips!
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 12/13/08 at 9:48pm
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Take a look at this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Q9550-Quad...3A1|240%3A1318

ES - Engineering Sample... It's in Canada too

Anyone got thoughts on this?
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