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the upgrade it self= 5/10 there were many better options.

The PC as a whole, 4/10. Not that special in today's world.

I hope that you enjoy the upgrade!
Edited by reflex99 - 12/17/10 at 10:07pm
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the upgrade it self- 5/10 there were many better options.

The PC as a whole, 4/10. Not that special in today's world.

I hope that you enjoy the upgrade!
Well, I tried at least, my budget ran me ~500 dollars so I'm not sure what else I could've gotten besides a Q9550 and less ram.
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i do about 17k at 3d Mark 06 with a 3Ghz Q6600 and a GTX470
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i do about 17k at 3d Mark 06 with a 3Ghz Q6600 and a GTX470
amazing. I think that's pretty good if I don't say so myself.

Imagine what you could do at 3.6GHz or higher
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Well, I tried at least, my budget ran me ~500 dollars so I'm not sure what else I could've gotten besides a Q9550 and less ram.
Well did you NEED 8GB of ram or just want it? It's not going to give you an advantage in 3dmark 06 or Vantage. Hopefully you got a good Q6600. Mine was awful, I couldn't get it past 3.2Ghz stable. I got it to pass 1 hour of OCCT at 3.4Ghz ONCE. Mine was a 1.3250v g0, the worst vid you could get but at least it wasn't a b3.

I hope you got a good one because some of them overclocked really well.
    
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Well did you NEED 8GB of ram or just want it? It's not going to give you an advantage in 3dmark 06 or Vantage. Hopefully you got a good Q6600. Mine was awful, I couldn't get it past 3.2Ghz stable. I got it to pass 1 hour of OCCT at 3.4Ghz ONCE. Mine was a 1.3250v g0, the worst vid you could get but at least it wasn't a b3.

I hope you got a good one because some of them overclocked really well.
The previous owner of my new chip said he ran 3.6GHz with no problems, however he couldn't remember VID or what vcore he ran it at.

Not a problem for me though since I'll know when I get it.

If it helps my batch number is L723A890

EDIT: And for the RAM, I just wanted 2x2 X2 to match the pair
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Well, I tried at least, my budget ran me ~500 dollars so I'm not sure what else I could've gotten besides a Q9550 and less ram.
don't sweat it. For me, 10/10 is SR-2 with dual Xeon hex-cores+4x580s with SSDs and water cooling.
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don't sweat it. For me, 10/10 is SR-2 with dual Xeon hex-cores+4x580s with SSDs and water cooling.
hahah, yeah I have a long way to go there brah. haha
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Nice upgrade I would say. Although, I personally would have gone for the q9550 and 4gb of ram instead of a q6600 and 8gb of ram.

I give your upgrade an 9/10! lol
Edited by Behemoth777 - 12/17/10 at 10:12pm
     
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Nice upgrade I would say. Although, I personally would have gone for the q9550 and 4gb of ram instead of a q6600 and 8gb of ram.

I give your upgrade an 9/10! lol
Thanks dude, maybe a poor choice on my behalf.

I'm sure I would see similar performance, but the Q9550 would spank it I'm sure

EDIT:
haha, behemoth, I was just about to edit that.
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