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What would a w/c'd q9550 be capable of? 4.2-4.5ghz? ive got everything i need for my new rig except for a cpu and ram and im stuck between saving money and getting the q6600 or going for the q9550. either way i want to eventually w/c my rig. Even considered a e8400 but not certain since games might start utilizing quads soon.
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Between 3.8 and 4.3 depending on the chip you get. Try getting the E0 stepping if you can. More likely to go higher. Still, all CPUs are different so hopefully you get a good one. Same for the other ones you mentioned too.
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so its pretty much a shot in the dark weather or not i get the right stepping huh?
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Tank guys will guarantee you an E0 stepping. And they're right here on OCN. He's a good guy also.
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eehh 20 bucks more for a guaranteed EO.... If they are that much better i guess its worth it.
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You are looking at 4ish tops for a stable OC on that chip, and even then it will have to be a good one.

Anything more and you have a VERY lucky chip.
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eehh 20 bucks more for a guaranteed EO.... If they are that much better i guess its worth it.
It's possible to get an E0 from other places, but it's not guaranteed.
The older C1 stepping isn't quite as good, but I got mine to 4.0 on air. I got a used one though that was a proven overclocker.
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A Q9550 E0 can generally hit 4.25GHz on air with reasonable voltages. If your W/C setup can't get past that, then something is wrong, but it's probably not the CPU.
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post #9 of 9
check ebay for a used q9550 e0 save alot of money.
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