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Old 6th December, 2008, 03:42 PM
ccperf721p ccperf721p is offline
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I moved from a Q6600 into my Q9450 and still have a Q6600 rig running. Clock for Clock the Q9450 outperforms the Q6600 by 5%. While they are better overclockers for the most part, it's hard to get it out of them with the boards available

I've been through a few motherboards in my quest for high quad FSB, best I have managed is 465 stable, 475 bench. Most boards started to have problems around 450.

I don't think you would see much improvement from your current set up with the Q9550.

I would try to steer you in the direction of Nehalem and X58, even if it meant holding off for a little while.
Biostar TForce X58 - Core i7 920 - 12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 - EVGA 560ti - PCP&C 750W - Dual boot, Arch Linux/WinXP
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