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Old March 1, 2008, 11:35 PM
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You'll never get a quad to run the same FSB's as a dual-core, barring some miraculous new development. Even the QX9650's haven't been doing well past about 460 FSB (460*8.5=3.9GHz). Good OC'ers have been getting a little past 470, but you need a really good board to do it, and you're hitting a serious wall by that point.

I've been seeing some talk regarding the supposed errata on Intel's Quad-cores, and some suggestions that a new "C1" stepping will help matters a little, but that's entirely speculative at this point, and quite dependent on how honest Intel's being with this 'errata'.
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