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Old November 30, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Default Q9450 or E8400 if you HAD TO AND ONLY COULD CHOOSE 1 RIGHT NOW

OK, I have both these processors and a big cunundrum. Which do I keep? I have 8GB of good overclocking ram coming, the E8400 will obviously outclock the Q9450 pretty badly, I easily got the E8400 to 4GHz with crap ram, the Q9450 was not stable at 3300MHz. I didn't tweak that much yet, but I do have one of the best ever overclocking S775 boards so I'm not worried about FSB limitations. If I could afford a real water cooling loop I'm sure the Q9450 would do better.....

Please remember I am stuck with these parts for some time, I know they are old but so am I and I'm not ready to toss myself out yet.
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