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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 775 95W BX80580Q9300 Processor

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  • 1333 MHz FSB
  • 45nm Yorkfield 95W
  • 6MB L2 Cache

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome MB!

Pros: I have 2 of these which I have had now for about 2 years. It works great for pretty much everything I use it for some of which is video editing, watching movies on NetFlix, gaming on Steam, all of my images & art, and anything else. I have not had any problems with it what so ever. I also love how the socket 775 series of CPUs are painless which is an added bonus making it impossible for your cpu pins to break or bend.

Cons: None its Intel! The only thing Intel has ever done right, "CPUs"

Other Thoughts: I honestly bought two of these 1 to use as backup or to use for a 2nd PC but I never was able to get hold of one of the motherboards that gigabyte had which supported 16GBs of DDR3. So now the 2nd is still sitting waiting for this one to die or stop working which seams to be running perfectly after 2 years. Also I never overclock anything one being on a low income & two respecting & taking care of my hardware.

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  • Brian H.
  • 7/13/2010 5:33:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne of a Kind

Pros: I use to doubt Intels processors, but not anymore. This processor was ordered and shipped within 3 days (from TD) And the fact that it is only 150 dollars is a steal in itself. I was able to overclock from stock 2.5 GHZ to 3.0 GHZ with ease. This processor is very good for people who are still running on the socket 775 motherboards.

Cons: The fact that this and other socket 775 processors may become discontinued due to socket i7 and i5 processors from intel.
There was a small compatibility issue with this processor and my graphics cards, but a simple driver update fixed this issue.

Other Thoughts: If you want a good processor for your socket 775 MB this is the way to go

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  • Brennen L.
  • 5/16/2010 11:41:59 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a follow up review. I've had this processor for the good part of 2 years now and have put it through it's paces. Through out the time that I've had it, it's never been a major bottleneck for any games or applications that I've used. For reference, I've been running 2 HD4870s in crossfirex for a majority of the time. I expect it to last me to the next socket change for intel at minimum.

Cons: The only real con I can think of is the temperature, but that may be a combination of a number of things.. It idles around 35 degrees but during heavy sessions can reach 70, which is not at all dangerous to the processor, but ramps up the fan speed to max. I also haven't gotten it past 3.2 with an aftermarket cooler, but I didn't really expect a 1 ghz oc anyway.

Other Thoughts: I ditched the stock cooler immediately and am running the first gen Arctic 7 pro. In retrospect, maybe a zalman would've worked better but that's not for this review.

Overall, a very robust processor that might now be obsoleted by an i5 750, but an excellent option for pentium 775 owners wanting to get a quad.

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  • James D.
  • 5/12/2010 6:25:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy first quad

Pros: Rates a 7.2 on the wei score. Idles abotu 39c and it got up to 99c while using prime 95, But anyone that has ever owned a core 2 duo,or quad knows that the temp sensors are whack and are not accurate. Haven't tested it in any games yet,But i'm sure it will perfrom great. Also using the stock fan.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Was debating between this and the Q9550 but decided not to pay the extra 80 dollars for a 10% increase in performace. This should be cheaper than the 9400 but why it isn't i have no clue, Besides it being older and harder to come by.

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  • Randy B.
  • 4/22/2009 6:37:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Cool.. My Ideal CPU

Pros: I had a G0 q6600 prior to this chip... Excellent chip, but my overclocking days are over and I value good performance / low power consumption and temperature over everything else. When I popped this little guy in, I got an increase in both. This chip is rated for 95W TDP but as usual with intels ratings this CPU doesent consume NEAR that. A review on BeHardware where they tested power right at the voltage rail showed the 9300 pulling about 45W !!! The Q6600 was closer to 70. This puts the Q9300 on the same level as the new low power "S" series chips. I love this thing.

Cons: My 6600 used to warm this corner of the room in the winter.... the 9300 blows cool air most of the time and only mildly warm when under full load accross all cores.. Yes, the difference is really that much between the chips.

Other Thoughts: If you don't care about overclocking and want a cool running, zippy machine, there's nothing wrong with this little guy. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is a resource hog like no other and it purrs like a kitten with six players on this thing.

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  • WEN H.
  • 4/2/2009 2:36:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshappy customer

Pros: overclocks easily. low heat output compared to AMD. i used to love AMD but this one beats their current offerings of same performance level.

Cons: slightly more expensive than i expected

Other Thoughts: AMD needs to come back with better product like their Athlon X64 vs Pentium 4 era. Otherwise Intel will dominate the market and the end result wont be good.

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  • Walter V.
  • 3/25/2009 6:22:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTypical Intel

Pros: It's fast.

Cons: The CPU fan that was included crumbled in my hands like a child's toy. Typical Intel quality; little to none. The CPU itself is fine but this was an urgent install that got delayed an extra day while we waited for an aftermarket CPU fan to come (one that isn't made of plastic).

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  • John M.
  • 3/4/2009 10:51:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent quad-core

Pros: Excellent performance for the price (when I bought mine from New Egg). Purchased mine in July 08 and have run many different operating systems on it. Not a game machine, this system is used to run Linux or *BSD host operating systems and various guest operating systems using virtual machine technology. Use it to compile lots of software and develop my own tools. Always runs cool. Not over clocked.

Cons: Wish I would have held out a bit longer for the faster CPUs, but that is always the case. Buy the fastest CPU you can afford so you can enjoy the performance.

Other Thoughts: Using the OEM fan and heat sink it runs at 41C on an Intel motherboard. The thermal limit for the CPU is 75C according to the Intel web site. Would like it to run a bit cooler especially since it will run 24/7 from now on and summer is a few months off. Just ordered an Artic Cooling fan with Artic Silver 5 thermal paste from New Egg and hope this brings the temperature down 5-10C (though that may be expecting a bit much). Very happy with this product and will continue to buy from New Egg. They are GREAT to deal with!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/22/2009 10:06:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCool Temps?

Pros: Custom build for personal use; A+ certified tech.

I cannot say anything about this processor under stress because I do not use it for gaming or 3D applications (at this time). I have noticed that the temps for this processor run consistently at 41c/114f idle.

Case: CoolerMaster Cosmo
Fans: 6 120MM
CPU Heatsink/Fan: Artic Cooling Freezer Pro
RAM: (2) G.Skill DDR2 800
CPU: Q9300

Cons: I am not sure why some users are getting very low temps for this CPU (<35c).

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Quad

Pros: It's an Intel Quad - with good cache and fast fsb. Price is good too.

Believe it or not, it's a pretty good OC chip too (see Other Thoughts for details).

Cons: Low multiplier, but get a good mobo and you can overcome that.

Other Thoughts: Ok - not the best OC chip - but it is good. I have mine at 3.75Ghz - that's a 1.25Ghz OVERCLOCK... Amazing.

My Rig:
Q9300 OC to 3.75Ghz
(idles at 40C loads at 70C; Prime stable)
Xigmatek HDT Cooler <--- Awesome cooler
4GB OCZ PC8500
Cooler Master HAF Full Tower Case <--- Great too!

For Bios Settings (look and try at your own risk!):

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