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Old October 13, 2008, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by miggs78 View Post

If you are going to be overclocking I would suggest getting mose Mushkin Ascents PC8500 4GB set, real good of a memory.. Lastly the money you save on the power supply, I'm suggest you get a Q9450 or a Q9550 instead, newer 45nm quad, it is cooler, and technically is performs better than the Q6600.
Sorry bro, i'm going to have to say -1 for the Q9450. I've used both, sold my Q6600 when i bought my Q9450 and found that the 9450 actually ran HOTTER than the 6600 (yeah i know this flies in the face of convention, but that is my personal experience using the exact same cooling equipment for both CPUs, while both watercooling and air cooling)

(my own personal overclocks)

Q9450 stock = 2.6Ghz
Q6600 stock = 2.4Ghz

Q9450 on air = 3.5 stable
Q6600 on air = 3.5 stable

Q9450 on water = 3.7 stable
Q6600 on water = 3.8 stable

i've also noticed zero difference in the two processors while doing anything that i do, and i'm always doing things that take everything my pc has to offer.

so i say stick with the q6600 because its cheeper. for about the same performance.

vista 64 on these rigs
Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz | E8400 @ 4.2Ghz
8gb Muskin Redline. | 2gb Kingston Hyperx
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EVGA 780i FTW ----\--||___||--/---- EVGA 780i SLI
Antec TP Quatro 1000W \ :==^==: / Antec TP Quatro 850W.
Nvidia 9800 GX2 X 2 SLI \|--o--|/ Nvidia 8800 GTS X 2 SLI
1X 500GB Western Digital. \_____/ 3X 150GB WD RAPTOR RAID-0
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