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john dabrowski Feb 12, 2009, 09:12pm EST Report Abuse
Im going to be buying a new processor real soon and I was looking at the intel core 2 quad q9550 yorkfield 2.83ghz and the intel core 2 quad q9650 3.0ghz. On Newegg there's a $60 difference between the two. Is it worth that much money for that little extra?


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~Vel Feb 12, 2009, 09:16pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
No.

Sean Costello Feb 12, 2009, 09:33pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
~Vel said:
No.



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just OC it higher for free.

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Feb 12, 2009, 11:02pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
I'd pay a million dollars for a single hertz.

G. G. Feb 12, 2009, 11:40pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
john dabrowski said:
there's a $60 difference between the two. Is it worth that much money for that little extra?



Yes...... AND ...... NO


all depends if you are willing to overclock your system to save that 60.00 bucks.....

Q9550 runs a 8.5 multiplier and a 333FSB = 2.83ghz

Q9650 runs a 9.0 multiplier and a 333FSB = 2.997ghz


so...... you can save that 60.00 bucks by getting the Q9550 but if you want to run at 3.0ghz, then you will need to OC your system's FSB from default of 333hz to 353hz...... it's up to you...

If you are not an OC'r...... then get the Q9650 if you want to run at 3.0ghz



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SuPeR Xp Feb 13, 2009, 02:06am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
Do they both have the same amount of cache.

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Mark Feb 13, 2009, 08:21am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
Super XP said:
Do they both have the same amount of cache.


Yes they do, 12 mb

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mothow Feb 13, 2009, 08:53am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
Get the Q9650 if OCing you will hit 4.0ghz a lot easier.Even if your not OCing get the Q9650.

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Meats_Of_Evil Feb 14, 2009, 03:30am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
Get a Q6600, they're cheaper :P

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mothow Feb 14, 2009, 01:28pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is .17ghz worth $60
The Q6600 cant touch the Q9550 little lone the Q9650 unless its running 3.8ghz or better.But when you put the Q9550 or 9650 at 3.2ghz the Q660 cant touch it:angry:.But now those cpu's are way more power than most normal PC users need.Heck im not even overclocking my Q9400 or my video ards atm and my system still fly's

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