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July 2, 2008 11:21:16 PM

Hi all
For gaming and kind of futureproof
which one you'll choose
of course it will be OC'd moderately
TRUE HS
If I can do 3.6 GHz(9X400) will be great, is it possible ?
Do not want Q6600 cause on air cooling hardly can reach 3.6
Do not care for few $$$ difference
Q6700 or Q9450 ?????

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July 3, 2008 12:24:46 AM

You can definitely hit 8 x 400 (Q9450 has 8x), and 8x450 on P45 board. However if you're looking for more, Q6700 might be a better choice.

IMO, Q6600 is a much better choice here. With TRUE-120, you can hit 3.6Ghz with ease. I know people getting Q6600 to 4.0Ghz with that heatsink.
July 3, 2008 1:35:35 AM

depends on the mobo
i suggest the q9450 with nvidia chipsets -if you want 3.6ghz oc
with stiker ii formaul you need ldt of 4x and some GTl voltage ups
with intel chipset q6600 rules at 3.6ghz

q6700 i never liked and still do not - with nvidia chipsets they are prone to multiplier float. with intel there is no difference in oc and reducing the multiplier is often prudent

read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244351-28-61ghz-1ghz
that was almost a year ago and its still proven right today
i built many many q6600 sytems evey intel chipset ships at 3.6ghz - nvidia can ship as low as 2.8 with 680i and not higher then 3.3ghz with q6600

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July 3, 2008 7:07:51 AM

dragonsprayer said:
depends on the mobo
i suggest the q9450 with nvidia chipsets -if you want 3.6ghz oc
with stiker ii formaul you need ldt of 4x and some GTl voltage ups
with intel chipset q6600 rules at 3.6ghz

q6700 i never liked and still do not - with nvidia chipsets they are prone to multiplier float. with intel there is no difference in oc and reducing the multiplier is often prudent

read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244351-28-61ghz-1ghz
that was almost a year ago and its still proven right today
i built many many q6600 sytems evey intel chipset ships at 3.6ghz - nvidia can ship as low as 2.8 with 680i and not higher then 3.3ghz with q6600


Still, the clueless trying to claim to be the expert.

No, the sweet spot occurs around 3.0Ghz area. You only need 1.3~1.35V, which means 0.05V increase to achieve 3.0Ghz~3.2Ghz. You'll need at least 1.4~1.45, which means additional 0.1V increase to hit that extra 600Mhz.

And no, pairing an Nvidia chipset with a quad core is a nightmare. Why would you need GTL reference voltages, excessive NB tweaking, when you can simply do 450Mhz FSB on P45 boards? I've known people getting their P45s to 500Mhz FSB, on air cooling.
July 3, 2008 7:48:14 AM

I'd stick with the Q9450. A 45nm Intel quad at @ 3.2ghz is marginally faster than a 65nm quad @ 3.6ghz so even if you get lower clocks from the Q9450 it'll still be faster. Also it'll generate less heat.
July 3, 2008 4:09:12 PM

Thanks to all
I just came from work to find this massive amount of information
I noticed you all are relating performance of CPU to Mobo
Well, my mobo is Asus Rampage Formula ( X48 chipset+DDR2 support+1600 native FSB )
July 3, 2008 4:15:54 PM

kad said:
Hi all
For gaming and kind of futureproof
which one you'll choose
of course it will be OC'd moderately
TRUE HS
If I can do 3.6 GHz(9X400) will be great, is it possible ?
Do not want Q6600 cause on air cooling hardly can reach 3.6
Do not care for few $$$ difference
Q6700 or Q9450 ?????


Waaaaaaaait a moment.

Did you say you brought an E8500, then for your BIRTHDAY, you got a Q6600?

And now this thread?? Blah... :heink:  . O (and I found the thread.)


kad said:
I remember myself couple of month back
I was confused between Q6600, E8400, E8500
Q9xxx were not available
Finally I bought E8500
But GOD has his own ways
It was my birthday and guess what happened ?
I received Q6600 as bithday gift
I have it now sitting in my drawer waiting for multithreaded games
Wish you happy birthday :hello: 


And now..?? I guess you can't be happy with anything. :lol: 
July 3, 2008 5:46:25 PM

Grimmy said:
Waaaaaaaait a moment.

Did you say you brought an E8500, then for your BIRTHDAY, you got a Q6600?

And now this thread?? Blah... :heink:  . O (and I found the thread.)




And now..?? I guess you can't be happy with anything. :lol: 

Hold on
I'm satisfied with my system ( My Sig)
I'm building this one for a good friend of mine who insists on Quad
and really can not decide which one to choose
Price difference is 50$
overclockability
Q6700 has 10 Multi.vs Q9450 which has 8 only
prefered FSB 400 With DDR2 800 will work at ratio 1:1
So now performancewize how they are going to perform
3.2(8X400) Q9450 v.s 3.6(9X400) Q6700
I'm looking for some benchs
July 4, 2008 8:16:47 PM

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Both not guaranteed to do 3.6
Then wait for Q9650@3.0 GHz
July 4, 2008 10:41:12 PM

I wouldn't say both not guaranteed to do 3.6. Even the worse VID (which I have) Q9450 can get to 3.6ghz on the Rampage Formula.
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