Upgrading CPU E6850 to Q9550 - Is it worth it Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Last response: November 26, 2009 12:28 AM in CPUs Share Rogue77777 November 25, 2009 4:43:07 PM My birthday's on Thaksgiving this year and I was wondering is it worth upgrading my cpu from a E6850 to Q9550? I really would like to just upgrade to an I7, but can't afford to right now. My computer's mainly used for Gaming and work. More about : upgrading cpu e6850 q9550 worth hunter315 a c 162 à CPUs November 25, 2009 4:45:33 PM Yeah that will be a pretty good upgrade. Just make sure you have sufficient airflow for the added heat output. Rogue77777 November 25, 2009 4:48:10 PM Yeah, I keep the case open with a fan going under my desk because it's in the corner where the airflow isn't that great on warm days Related resources upgrading from e6600 to e6850 - is it worth it? - Forum Difference in Gaming Between E6850 and a Q9550 - Forum Going from E6850 to E8600 - Forum E6750, E6850 or Q6600? Help me decide - Forum Q9550 vs. E6600 No difference at all!!!!!!!!!! What??? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jonpaul37 a b à CPUs November 25, 2009 5:34:18 PM I would say that it would be a decent upgrade (that is without having to upgrade the whole platform) the Q9550 is a very nice chip. In other news... are you perhaps selling that C2D for very cheap? if so, i'm interested, LOL OvrClkr a b à CPUs November 25, 2009 5:35:30 PM yep, specially if you overclock that puppy an extra 500Mhz =) your CCF should keep the CPU at tolerable temps.... Mousemonkey a b à CPUs November 25, 2009 7:53:25 PM Unless you do a lot of video encoding that uses all four cores you won't see any real world difference. Rogue77777 November 25, 2009 10:08:01 PM I use Novatime 3000 which run on SQL 2005 during the day & game at night, so I think the two extra cores will at least help during work hours. I'll also over clock it to 3.4ghz jsc a c 172 à CPUs November 26, 2009 12:28:16 AM If you are going to overclock, you should be able to reach 3.4 - 3.6 GHz, especially with an E0 core, using the Sunbeam cooler. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumQuad core Q9550 for GTX 285 ? ForumQ9550 vs core i7. Which is the better buy? ForumIs it worth upgrading E8400 to Q9550 ? ForumE7500 to q9550 worth the $100 upgrade? ForumE6850 or Q6600 for upgrading ? ForumWill upgrading my CPU improve graphics? ForumQ9550 3.3ghz upgraded to 2500k 4.5 ghz oc worth it? ForumBest matched GPU for an intel E6850 CPU ForumCPU upgrade? ForumE6850 LGA775 Upgrade ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumUpgrading AMD CPu Forum[CPU][Solved] Trouble with 965@125w on an Asus Crosshair III ForumInstallation of CPU Forum[Solved] Upgrading my CPU More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !