Hey guys, sorry for the post with no screen shots, but I wanted to introduce myself as I'm a new guy to the Q9650 arena. I've been running the Q9450 for about 8 months now and just sold it to upgrade to the Q9650 (which is approx $300, which is what I paid for the Q9450 back in 2008!). I guess there's no need to post my info, as it's in my sig, but my system is simple and, I believe, well planned out. I'm running a 750I because I don't want DDR3 ram (790I) and the layout of the 780I wouldn't work for my PCI and PCIe components (and I doubt I'll ever run 3 GPUs).
Anyway, with this motherboard/CPU combo, I hope to see 4.2GHz. And I have the patience to work at it until I hit that or find the peak capabilities of this setup.
I'm now going to go thru and read this entire thread to be sure I'm up on all the info posted here. Expect to see more from me once I have pertinent info to add to the group discussion.
Alright guys, I'm running at 4.2GHz right now:
FSB: 467 x 9
Cooling: Air - OCZ Vendetta 2 (this thing works SO much better than my previous Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro did!)
Batch #: L845B589
Edited by Ransom - 5/2/09 at 7:44am