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Hey,

I am thinking of putting a q9550 on this board in a couple of months, but this board is not high end. I am not going over 400fsb, and would probably clock it 400 x 8 for 3.2GHz. I do not expect this board to give high overclocks on that processor, but am wondering if 3.2 would be ok.
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Well, if you are willing to spend a little bit more money on the motherboard, then you could probably get your Q9550 up to 3.8GHz! The EP45-UD3R would be a great pick, and has the ability to get 45nm quads, like the Q9550, up to 500fsb.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=ep45-ud3r
A little bit more money than the Ep43-DS3L, but it is definitely worth it!!
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Oh if buying a board now I would certainly consider that Gigabyte p45 board. I already have the ep43 though, but would like to upgrade just the processor. That is a great price on the ud3 board however.
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3.8? Why stop there? These chips are total beasts!
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3.8? Why stop there? These chips are total beasts!
As error10 said, these chips are really good overclockers. One thing that I'm not sure of is the P43-DS3L's ability to overclock. This board is better than mine, so I would expevt it to be able to hit at least 450fsb. As you may know, the Q9550 has a multiplier of 8.5 so 450x8.5=3825MHz. Knowing this, I would expect your board to be able to overclock it to at least 3.8GHz. The Q9550 is a very good investment, good luck on overclocking this "beast."
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i would get a ud3p. I hear they overclock very well on quads. Scene some q9550's with 520fsb on a ud3p.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358
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i would get a ud3p. I hear they overclock very well on quads. Scene some q9550's with 520fsb on a ud3p.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358
4.4GHz? Is it 24x7 stable?
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well, if you're not going to take that chip to 4ghz, i'd consider stepping down the ladder and getting the 9450 or even the 9300 if you want 45nm. q6600 would still be a good choice considering the overclockability/price ratio.
    
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4.4GHz? Is it 24x7 stable?
it was in Robilar's ud3p overclocking guide:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html

let me find the page... one second

EDIT: can't find the page right now (too many) but heres a nice one you might want to take a look at:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=450086
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He ALREADY HAS THE BOARD.

Yes it will do 3.2ghz.
If your lucky, I can see that doing 3.8ghz if it's VDroop modded.
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