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Which one of them you'd take of quite massive overclock?
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Which one of them you'd take of quite massive overclock?
The Q9550.
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Of those 2, I'd choose the Q6700

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For pure mhz, probably the 9400, but the 6700 is the better of the two
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You will get 3.5-3.5 guaranteed on a Q9400, but you will have to be a little bit lucky to get a good Q6700. I say that you should save a bit more and get a Q9550. It'll be worth it- 12MB of L2 Cache, and a nice, easy 4GHz overclock.
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You will get 3.5-3.5 guaranteed on a Q9400, but you will have to be a little bit lucky to get a good Q6700. I say that you should save a bit more and get a Q9550. It'll be worth it- 12MB of L2 Cache, and a nice, easy 4GHz overclock.
What you mean good Q6700 lol, there is only 1 stepping if thats what ur tryin to say..

btw Q6700 worth the extra 100$ over the Q6600? more stock clock speed and more multipiler..
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I know that there is only one stepping of Q6700's, but that doesn't mean that they all overclock the same. A lot of Q6700's can't overclock past 3.5;yet, there are a few that can get 3.8. With a Q9400, it has 25% L2 cache, be has a much better chance of getting at least 3.5.

I would order a Q6700, and if you get a really high VID, and it doesn't overclock well, send it back.

For your new build, I would suggest a EP45-UD3P motherboard by Gigabyte. This motherboard is a great overclocker of 45nm processors, like the Q9400. The price of the board is really cheap for its performance; the only board that is just as good is it cost twice as much.
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Im sure youve done made up your mind by now but here is my 2 cents

I would go with the Q9400.Mine does 3.8ghz with 1.375v not $100 stable but stable enough to run it daily and game on it for ours on end.Right now im running it at 3.6ghz to help keep the idle temps under 32c and load temps under 54c on each core.Oh yeah this at 1.36v.Oh and it can go lower i just havent got around to testing anylower and since the temps are so goodat this voltage im not really worried about it.
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