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Old March 9, 2008, 12:04 AM
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So, while I wait for the taxman to send my return and bestow upon me a QX9650, I picked up an E4500 to tide me over and I must say, I'm impressed by the performance of this chip for the price! Cost me $137 plus tax at Infonec and it's doing quite well at 8x400 so far with my new G.Skill RAM at 1066 (that's 8GB!!)

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I ran Prime95 last night at 3150 and it was fine for 8 hours.

I'm going to try it now with 8x400 and see how it does. Temps are in the mid-60s so still ok, although it idles high at around 40...

Anyway, not worrying temps. I'm quite pleasantly surprised by this chip so far.
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Old March 9, 2008, 06:28 AM
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Nice to see you up and running again. I was starting to feel guilty after leaving you chipless all week, and here I am STILL waiting for the rest of my parts so I can put together the E8400.
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Old March 9, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Man...I hope your gear arrives soon. I just ordered my final LC parts and I should have everything here this week. If I get some sort of half-decent weather to finish my painting, I might be able to build next weekend!
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