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post #1 of 28
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currently have my q6600 @ 3.9ghz lookin to get a q9550 and hit somewhere around 4.5ish range. now the upgrade is gonna cost me prolly about 160-170$ cause i have an offer on my q6600. any1 think its worth the monies to go ahead and spend 170$ for .6ghz and 4 more mb of l2 cache?
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post #2 of 28
You probably won't be able to get to 4.5ghz, just to tell you. You'll need a 530mhz fsb, which I don't think the 780i can handle. If you really want 4.5ghz, you'd should be able to get close to it with the Gigabyte EP45-ED3P.
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post #3 of 28
You might get 4.25 (2000QDR) out of the 780i with a lot of work and a lot of stress on the poor chip.
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post #4 of 28
I'm thinking about doing the same chip upgrade. Haven't decided yet if it will be worth it. I may just wait and build an i7 setup in a few months.
post #5 of 28
I love my 9550, and I don't even have the magical UD3P board. I would wait a bit for the i7 though. That will be a worthy upgrade imo. Especially if you have the 6600 at 3.9 already.
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well i know i can take the fsb on my 780i to close ~500, which i had that on my e6320 but the cpu was the wall on that oc not the mobo, i did notice that the multi on the q9550 is 8.5 which i do believe is .5 lower then the q6600 so hopefully i can get better performance
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post #7 of 28
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well i know i can take the fsb on my 780i to close ~500, which i had that on my e6320 but the cpu was the wall on that oc not the mobo, i did notice that the multi on the q9550 is 8.5 which i do believe is .5 lower then the q6600 so hopefully i can get better performance
You will not be getting anywhere close to 500FSb with 780i. It has been proven before.
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post #8 of 28
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well i know i can take the fsb on my 780i to close ~500, which i had that on my e6320 but the cpu was the wall on that oc not the mobo, i did notice that the multi on the q9550 is 8.5 which i do believe is .5 lower then the q6600 so hopefully i can get better performance
But you have to take into account that the q9550 is a quad, where the e6320 is only a dual. Quads put much more stress on the north bridge.
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I would not bother, you won't notice much of a difference. I say save up for i7 or wait a few weeks to see how Deneb pans out.
    
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post #10 of 28
Seeing how the i7 920 is less than the Q9550 why not get that? I should have waited a week more or whatever it was to get the 920 imo. Oh the joys of mistakes on my first build.
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