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I have the option of getting both.... the q9450 is more expensive by ~50-70but has double the cache and slightly faster clock...
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post #2 of 15
Q9450. The Q9300 has a 7.5 multiplier, so it won't OC nearly as much. Also, the extra cache in the 9450 will give it better performance.
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Neither unless you got a Gigabyte P45.
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post #4 of 15
get the 9450
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post #5 of 15
Get the Q9550 for the same price. Intel is discontinuing the Q9450 and replacing it with the Q9400 which has half the cache.
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post #6 of 15
^^Q9550 would be a great choice also, probably good for 3.6+ GHZ on your 780i board.
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post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Neither unless you got a Gigabyte P45.
Why would that be?

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Get the Q9550 for the same price. Intel is discontinuing the Q9450 and replacing it with the Q9400 which has half the cache.
Well these CPUs are used, so not the same price im afraid... But yeah, no 9400 :s

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^^Q9550 would be a great choice also, probably good for 3.6+ GHZ on your 780i board.
these two cpus are whats available to me atm.. how far would the 9450 take me using my board?
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post #8 of 15
Q9450. I have the Q9300 and it's not as well(performance) as expected, and OCing is not good, especially with the odd 7.5 multi. It's worth getting the Q9450 for the extra cache, and higher multi. Also consider the Q9550.
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post #9 of 15
As you have a lapped TRUE, your 780i board should take a Q9450 to 3.6GHZ or a little bit more. With a P45 board, you would probably be able to get closer to 3.8, but then you would have to loose your SLI setup.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
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Why would that be?



Well these CPUs are used, so not the same price im afraid... But yeah, no 9400 :s



these two cpus are whats available to me atm.. how far would the 9450 take me using my board?
Because a gigabyte P45 can do 500FSB with quads which makes it possible for a Q9450 to hit at least 3.8Ghz
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