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i have a q9550 eo and have been debating on upgrading but i am stuck between a rock and something expensive.

so my question is what is the best performance/cost balanced cpu out nowa days. i am not agaisnt upgrading but i want it to be worth it. i have my quad at 3.997 and have a 30k 3d mark 06 score which is huge so what/where do i go from here?
post #2 of 11
You are probably not going to see a huge difference from you cpu and a new i7 unless you are doing things that will use the i7 to it potential, but for normal use, and gaming, you should stick with your q9550 until the next major cpu tech release.
post #3 of 11
Depends on what you want to do. If it's for gaming you should be okay for a while, the most CPU demanding game I know right know is BFBC2. Without a Quad Core you will struggle to get good performance on it. And even with a Quad Core you need at least 3.2Ghz to get optimal performance. 9550 should have no problem with it at 3.9Ghz you have it on. Otherwise unless you need the extra threads and do a lot of encoding, 3D software stuff, and compiling you won't see much of a gain. If I was on a Q9500+ I would've held out till a 1366 replacement came but my puny Q9300 can't handle BFBC2 nor can my E8400 so I am force to upgrade.

If you really need and have the money for it, I'd say go for Sandy Bridge. Otherwise if you want top performance I'd hold out for another year.
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good info, i just see all this new tech comign out and feel like i am being left behind
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Yeah for gaming Q9550 will get the job done with flying colors..

If you`re a bencher then newer arhicteture will give you the edge over 775 setup..

You can check HERE how C2Q performs vs 2600k in games..

And I`ve chosen QX9770 (3.2GHz) to be as much close to the freq of 2600K (3.4GHz) to really feel clock per clock difference..

There`s no dubt that 2600K is much better CPU than any C2Q in other programs than it is for gaming..

Q9550 has still a lot power to offer,but if you really want to upgrade and you have the cash then go for nothing but SandyBridge 2500K or 2600K setups..

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i agree sir i just have that overclock bug and this flipping 8.5 multi is killing me i can't for the life of me get stable above the 3.997 my memory is oc'd to 1900 and i can't touch any above 1880 it just c1 errors or c3 errors
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i agree sir i just have that overclock bug and this flipping 8.5 multi is killing me i can't for the life of me get stable above the 3.997 my memory is oc'd to 1900 and i can't touch any above 1880 it just c1 errors or c3 errors
Back down RAM freq as it doesn`t play much of a role on LGA775 setup..

Also try to upp vNB and vFSB a bit..

If that doesn`t help then fine tune CPU GTL voltage (a.k.a. CPU reference voltage) to stabilise erroring core in P95 LARGE FFT test..

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i use to have a asus now i am on this nforce chipset and the bios it way different i am not getting the linked and unlinked, synced or 2:3 or the other options i am lost so i just 1:1 them and i have hit the wall
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i use to have a asus now i am on this nforce chipset and the bios it way different i am not getting the linked and unlinked, synced or 2:3 or the other options i am lost so i just 1:1 them and i have hit the wall
You should try UNLINKED mode as your RAM would sit @ 1600MHz and you could try to hit higher FSB without hitting RAM freq wall first..

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post #10 of 11
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so unlink it and set the ram to 1600 and move to fsb up?


all the evga forums don't give good information so all the work has been trial and error i just can' get it right
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