For the Q9450, what MoBo/memory should I get to realize its potential? Tags: CPUs Memory Last response: November 14, 2007 7:33 PM in CPUs Share inktri November 14, 2007 5:41:41 PM For the Q9450, what are the minimimum specs my new MoBo/memory should have to realize its full potential? sorry for knowing nothin! thanks for the help! More about : q9450 mobo memory realize potential Maziar a b à CPUs a b } Memory November 14, 2007 5:54:29 PM You need a DDR2 or DDR3 memory with a motherboard which supports 45nm CPUs (Q9450 is a 45nm CPU), SOME P965 boards (like some of ASUS P965 boards support it ) and ALL P35 boards and ALL X38 boards will support it cnumartyr November 14, 2007 5:54:48 PM Honestly a P35/DDR2 would be fine. If you want to go nuts... X48/DDR3. I don't know what the wall will be on these things for the quads, hopefully somewhere from 450-500. Related resources Best CPU fan for Q9450 - Forum Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz bottleneck - Forum Q6600 now or wait for Q9450 or E8400? - Forum How to realize ELO in a multiplayer game anyway? - Forum E8400 or Q9450 for Crysis - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Maziar a b à CPUs a b } Memory November 14, 2007 6:05:51 PM well, X48 isn't out yet, but yeah P35/DDR2 is a perfect combination cnumartyr November 14, 2007 6:18:07 PM I'd fully expect X48 to be out by Mid-Jan when retail Q9450s are available. The X38 should also be mature and great by then. chookman November 14, 2007 7:27:49 PM cnumartyr said:I'd fully expect X48 to be out by Mid-Jan when retail Q9450s are available. The X38 should also be mature and great by then. If the x38 is so great why did they replace it so quick? To my knowledge the only difference with the x48 is only DDR3 support and 1600mhz support on memory. Yip dee do cnumartyr November 14, 2007 7:31:27 PM chookman said:If the x38 is so great why did they replace it so quick? To my knowledge the only difference with the x48 is only DDR3 support and 1600mhz support on memory. Yip dee do Why did they replace the P35 with the X38 so quick? X48 is also supposedly going to support more PCIe lanes. itotallybelieveyou November 14, 2007 7:33:40 PM LOL nice website... don't click on the guys website it's gay porn. If you have the money get the most expensive and lastest of everything Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources please critique: potential new highend build Forum Core 2 E7400 vs Q9450 Forum Homebuilt vs Falcon NW vs. Alienware Forum Q9450 Overclock Forum Q9450 CPU multiplier help please Forum q9450 oc'ing? Forum Q9550 and q9450 rig suggestions anyone? Forum Q6600 or Q9450 on P35 Forum When will the Q9450 be released and when can we actually buy it? Forum Does the Q9450 offer significant gains over the Q6600 in normal tasks? Forum E8400 vs. Q6600 vs. Q9450 Forum Q6600, E8400 or Q9450 Forum Q9450 a big let down? Forum Question about Q9450 Forum PSU Help Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !