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Old 6th December, 2008, 08:10 AM
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Convince me to buy a Q9550

Someone I know is selling a Q9550 for what appears to be a good price. I currently run a Q6600; that's a 2.4g chip, 3.5G daily 450x8 1:1.

Q9550 has a larger cache, higher clock speed at 2.83g, and a higher bus speed at 1333; but in the real world what do these things mean to me-is it a worthwhile upgrade or will I be disappointed when comparing it to my Q6600, which is a vicious overclocker?

Convince me. Price is $240.
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