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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 95W EU80569PJ067N Processor - OEM

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  • 1333 MHz FSB
  • 45nm Yorkfield 95W
  • 12MB L2 Cache

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  • Dane C.
  • 4/25/2008 10:11:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic CPU

Pros: This CPU is a fantastic over-clocker. I dropped it into an EVGA 790i Ultra motherboard with Corsair DDR3-1600 RAM, increased the FSB to 1900Mhz, and am currently experiencing perfect stability at 3.8Ghz. The only setting I had to change from 'auto' in the Bios was the memory voltage. I had an E6600 dual core before this. I was never able to over-clock it more than 600Mhz, so to be able to add an additional 1.2Ghz onto this CPU's speed is an incredible experience for me. Even with those insane clock rates my maximum temp never gets above 51 degrees celsius thanks to my Nirvana nv120 cooler (also an incredible product). Fantastic CPU.

Cons: None whatsoever.

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is pretty much an underclocked QX9770, but it will cost you about a grand less. Take into account that you can OC this to around 3.6-3.8GHz with a good board and heatsink, and that it will actually outperform a QX9770- it's a no-brainer.

Cons: There are no cons. Check the online review sites. This proc. is consistently faster than a Q6600 and on par with a QX9770 in almost every benchmark. The only drawback is that the extreme processors can OC a little higher- 4.5GHz, but think about, you're saving yourself a grand.

Other Thoughts: I had to buy this at another online site because Newegg is never in stock, but I buy plenty of parts from Newegg anyway and will shop here in the near future.

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  • Dale A.
  • 4/22/2008 11:09:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Fastest CPU I've ever owned. I am an AMD fanboy and I love this chip. I pared it with 8 Gb of DDR2 and a Gigabyte motherboard. It runs Vista x64 like a champ. I'm not an overclocker so I haven't tested it at non-stock speeds. I can't say enough good things about it.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Wasn't in stock at Newegg so I had to get it elsewhere.

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5 out of 5 eggseXtremely aWesome

Pros: Can't afford a 1600MHz proc, so this does quite well in my 790i Ultra. The processor/MB performance is 50% better than my 680i w/E6750 based on 3dMark06.

Cons: Couldn't get it here...... Out of stock

Other Thoughts: 790i is setup and running with 2GB DDR3-1333 and Cheap Video -- Patiently waiting for 8GB DDR3-2000 and 9800GTX...

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  • Dejan K.
  • 4/21/2008 9:01:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsworth the money

Pros: This CPU runs cool and uses less power then previous generation C2D CPUs while performing better.

Cons: None. If price is a concern, wait till it drops.

Other Thoughts: It seems like that Linux is able to make better use of quad cores and 12MB of L2 cache then Vista. I upgraded from AMD 5200+ (dual core, 64 bit CPU) and didn't see much performance gain in day to day tasks when using Vista. Under FC7 the difference was significant.

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  • James D.
  • 4/21/2008 3:01:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Processor

Pros: High L2 Cache, Great price. Good for a moderate over clocker, easy to reach about 3.2 or so GHz with little or no heat increase. Mine maintains a 30*C temp OC'd to 3.4 Ghz.

Cons: It's near impossible to find. Had to get mine somewhere else for about $10 more than what newegg is charging. Stock cpu cooler is pretty lame IMO.

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  • Jung L.
  • 4/20/2008 6:19:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Quad CPU

Pros: 2x6MB L2 cache(that you will feel different) easy to OC.
run 400FSB x 8 without any problems.(factory setting was 333FSB x 8) so I been run 3.2GHz for a week. temp was 32c to 37 with ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler.

Cons: ok I bought it at local for $299.99 (with $50.00 instant rebate) what's going on I been wait almost month to get it from you and still not have it!!!

Other Thoughts: Q9450 CPU+2GB DDR3 1333+ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi MB+750GB samsung HD+2600XT crossfire+LG supermulti DVD writer+OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W PSU all put in COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP around $1000.00 for new Quad system

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  • Sue H.
  • 4/18/2008 8:04:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsThis is a beast

Pros: I got mines to 3.8GHz @ 1.288v stable 24/7 and temps are high 20's while load is around low 40's . Alot of people having a hard time OCing this beast. Runs alot smoother than my previous E6600 at 3.4GHz. paired with 780i and Hyper 212 dual fans.

Cons: None, this machine is a beast. Even my wife noticed the difference in performance.

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5 out of 5 eggsCompetition? . . . What Competition???

Pros: The question is. . .a Q9300 or this chip. . .HMMMMMMM

IMHO. . . .

I would save up another $75 - $100 and get the Q9450. This chip has all the features of the EXTREME chip (except the unlocked mulitplyer) It has a FULL 12mb L2 Cache whereas the Q9300 only has a 6 Mb Cache. . .the Q9450 has an 8X Multiplyer where the Q9300 only has a 7.5X Multiplyer

This doesn't sound like much, but if you are looking to overclock, it makes quite a bit of a difference. For a Q9300 to hit 4Ghz (which this chip is capable of) you would have to increase the FSB to an UNREAL 533Mhz!

The motherboards out right now, would limit the Q9300 to about 3.4-3.5Ghz.

The Q9450 however, can go a bit further. . .With a FSB of only 450. . .Wich is attainable on most "QUALITY" MOBO's, you can hit 3.6Ghz. Realistically, 3.8Ghz & maybe a bit higher might not be out of the question

Cons: Of course. . .the price. . .But really. . .For what you get. . .it is pretty good. About $800.00 cheaper than the "Extreme". . .and has pretty much all the same features. . .

Other Thoughts: I just bought this a few days ago as a replacment for a
C2D E8400. My current setup is: Dual 512Mb 8800GTS (G92)GPU's, 3gb of 1066 Corsair Dominator DDR2, EVGA 780i SLI Board, 2 Raptor hard drives. . .one with 32bit xp & one with 64bit.

I am telling you this because I want to give you some idea of the performance gain I saw by swapping the E8400 with this chip. I saw my 3Dmark 06 Score go from 15,698 to 19,212. . .just by changing to this CPU &overclocking the frequency to 3.2Ghz.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/15/2008 7:51:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cpu. Great temperatures.

Pros: If you plan to overclock, this will run far cooler than the q6600 at 3.6. (I have both); I have this cpu running stable with prime95 for 14 hrs with load temperatures at 60c (in windows so actual in bios is probably about 50c) at 3.6 ghz. Idles around 35c at 3.6. Idled at 27c at stock clock rates of 2.6. Had it briefly at 3.8 ghz and ran super pi 1 million at 11 secs. With a solid intel board you should be able to see 3.8, maybe 4 with water cooling.

Cons: Really, just the locked multiplier. Intel wants you to spend more on the higher end chips if you want to play.

On non intel chipsets which are't as good at overclocking such as the nvidia based chipsets, the fsb will limit your overclocking ability. I hit the fsb wall on my evga 780i at 450. Some have been lucky at 475 but then I don't have great $$$ memory. But then if you don't go the nvidia route you don't get SLI. It's a tradeoff.

Other Thoughts: This is an update to my first review. Evga 780i with front side bus overclocked to 450, ram at 900, fsb:ram linked and synced at 1:1. 8 GB OCZ2VU8004GK at 900 MHZ, relaxed timings. Vista Ultimate x64. Thermalright ultra 120 extreme keeps this processor REALLY cool. Raptor 150 in raid0.

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