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best quad for overclocking?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by toon_mad, 1 Oct 2009.

  1. toon_mad

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,792

    Location: North East

    hi all, the final piece of my pc upgrade is the cpu, ive got the new tower (nzxt guardian) from another shop and am waiting for these from overclockers:

    foxconn blackops x48 motherboard
    g-skill 1600mhz 2x2gb ddr3
    ati hd 5850

    so the cpu should be 775 socket and can perform well with the above, i was thinking of the q9550 but dont know which is the best stepping (E0 i think), also how will i know im getting the best vid chip, the less volts i run through it the better, im running on a true120 push/pull and have had no problems temps wise with my q6600 @ 3.76ghz, though alot of volts were needed - temps never exceed 58c.

    also how much heat can these q9550's take? i was hoping to get around 4ghz or higher if possible

    Cheers
     
  2. Sean_UK

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    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

    Posts: 2,507

    Location: South East

    E0 is the stepping you want, the one's I tested started to play up with around 65c when pushing high FSB. Hope you got good money for that Q6600. :)
     
  3. hyperst

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    Joined: 16 Dec 2008

    Posts: 4,019

    Location: Lincolnshire

    how do you know when you order what stepping your gonna get,is it possible to ring and ask first, also how many steppings is there, hope the op dosnt mind me asking on his thread;)
     
  4. Sean_UK

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    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

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    Location: South East

    C0 and E0, you'd be dam unlucky to buy retail Q9550 C0 this far down the line, however they are still around...
     
  5. toon_mad

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    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

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    Location: North East

    m currently selling my q6600 with my abit ip35 pro xe motherboard for around £180 so thats not to bad

    your ok mate
     
  6. sturmtruppe

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Feb 2009

    Posts: 571

    Location: Hinckley

    Couple of people have tried ringing ocuk in the past about the stepping, but they have both versions in stock apparantly. might be worth ringing to see if they have any further info, but i wouldnt hold my breah.
     
  7. alex h

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    Joined: 13 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,810

    i brought a q9550 quad last week for my daughters pc from oc its the eo version