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Originally Posted by jammy4041 View Post
Have you tried to overclock you Phenom II rig?


OK. I have been well and truly corrected.
Yeah, Q6600 usually top out at around 3.6GHz. 3.8GHz if you have great cooling and are lucky.
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post #22 of 40
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That´s why i want Q9550
Q9550 rig has the minimum at 291, so that's a little more spacing, but the C2Q and PhII are pretty much the exact same processing power if I remember correctly, so you'd need them at a clock for clock to be comparative. Taking the 9550 to 3.2Ghz (I didn't adjust voltage at all because I simply don't know if it would take a bump up to OC the 9550) would put it at 300w. If you needed Voltage it'd be even higher, so you're saving Maybe 15w. Is that really worth the hassle of paying for shipping on your parts to ship them?

Edit: Just saw you wont be OC'ing anyhow. Well in that case you're trading down in performance, but saving 25w with the trade. Only you can decide if that much power, only used while you're actually creating draw on your computer, is worth it.
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That´s why i want Q9550
they are telling you that there is no performance difference between 955 and 9550 and you still say that the "added" performance is why you want it? that nonsensical

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I wont OC it, i dont have a good cooling system. I hardly got to deal with my parts and my case is being cooled very badly. If i will get something like BigWater or H70 in the future, i will think about overclocking
H70 over Bigwater. but you might as well OC the 955 as itll get more performance than the Q6600 and ~equal performance to the 9550
    
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post #24 of 40
You should open up CPU-Z and see if it's the C2 or C3 also.
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post #25 of 40
Wth
Are you feeling ok?
Sorry for insult but i cant resist.
you're doing this for 16w?
My cathode consumes 15w
There are plenty ways to reduce power consumption.
I vote stick to Amd.
Unless u want intel. :
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OP, look at the 95W Phenom II X6's, G. Skill Eco and SSD's to reduce power consumption
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post #27 of 40
Ok, just looked up some more things for consideration.

Your computer will probably be idle more then it would be loaded.

The phenom takes roughly 125w at idle
The Q6600 takes roughly 147w at idle
The Q9550 takes roughly 148w at idle

So realistically you're actually going to be using a lot MORE power by making the switch.
     
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post #28 of 40
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Yes, i put the system together, opened CPUZ and yes, it is Q6600

Pao, Q6600 takes 95W at idle, mine takes
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Pao where are you getting these figures from?
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I don't recommend any overclocking or use of alternate cooler with that 955 and 785GM, it's a 125W processor with 4+1 power phase and doesn't look to be a very reliable one either (looks like it's not low RDS and cheaps out in couple places i.e. third trasnsistor) unlike most Gigabyte boards.
EDIT: Never mind, thought you were buying the AMD CPU/mobo.
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