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So my UD3P is coming from the mail today, since I am more of a FSB OC'er than a clock OC'er, I am wondering how FSB OCing will differ with the two multiplier.
(I probably want something like 530x8 or 7.5 instead of 480 x 8.5 etc.)

Does the Q9450 offer .5 multipliers?
Will Q9550 have lower voltages with the same settings?

Lastly, I am looking for one of either but I don't have 35 reps yet :/

Thanks all
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FWIW on the same board I was able to get my Q9550 to 500x8.5 with little effort. A little more time and I got to 510. The board is stupid easy to OC on, especially with the 45nm quads.

I believe the Q9450 is an 8x multi and will do half steps.
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the q9450 will hit around 4.0ghz nd the q9550 will hit like 4.2. both are good chips and you should be happy with ether.
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
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the q9450 will hit around 4.0ghz nd the q9550 will hit like 4.2. both are good chips and you should be happy with ether.
show me one q9450 that will hit 4 ghz without either stupid voltage or being cherry picked. I had one and 3.4 is much more common. the mulitplier really limits the frequency. As far as pure fsb, neither will limit over the other.
    
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show me one q9450 that will hit 4 ghz without either stupid voltage or being cherry picked. I had one and 3.4 is much more common. the mulitplier really limits the frequency. As far as pure fsb, neither will limit over the other.
woops i ment like 3.8. 4.0 was for really good e0 chips wich he should get if he ordered it now. also, it was on water.
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cuz I plan on doing at least 500 FSB on either one of those for daily use, (I don't 247).
Benching doesn't matter to me right now (aka stupid voltages)
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if you want 4.0, get the q9550. you will have trouble obtaining 4.0 with the q9450.
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