Shouldn't have done it in the first place...were you actually expecting stuff to run faster on that quad than on a 4.4ghz dual? What apps do you use that use quad-core? I'm expecting the answer "none"...
Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug
I hope you didn't expect your overclock on a Q9450 to come anywhere close to your old E8600. Your 4.4GHz overclock was a 32% overclock. Your 3.4GHz overclock is a 27.5% overclock. This seems about right to me. And I wouldn't expect things to run faster with a slower clock, but I would expect things to run smoother thanks to having four cores.
If you want a quad to approach the clock speeds you achieved with your old E8600, you'll want a Q9650. I would wait until the price comes down to the Q9550's neighborhood.
Originally Posted by Lukeatluke
We're both stupid enough.
I forgot on sig rig
Xp runs faster than vista, but i wouldn't ask if you would trade quad for quad, and wouldn't offer my q66 for c2d if you were on xp...
So, yes...I kinda hope someone will trade me one e85 or e84
Sorry for stupidity