qx9650 vs q9650 ??/

W

weissmertz

New Member
#1
i was going to replace my e8400 dualcore to a quad . so is a qx9650 any better than a q9650 . all i know is a qx uses 130w compared t0 95w on that thought is a q9950 comparedto a 9550sin the same category. one using more watts than the other . is one better for overcldcking ?
 
glussier

glussier

Active Member
#2
The q9650 is a newer steeping than the qx9650, so, if you have a good motherboard that can reach high fsbs, the q9650 would be a better choice for overclocking.
 
W

weissmertz

New Member
#5
i have a gigabyte ep45ud3lr not sure if that the exact model but anyway i never mess w/anything other than the fsb and the memory multipliers to keep them at 1066 if my memory is not what its rated at pc8500 @1066 it will not run i have a e8300 that will run at 3.83 and a q9550 that will do 3.2 scared to mess w/ voltages
 
glussier

glussier

Active Member
#6
You don't have to mess with all voltages, but you could up the vcore. Up to 1.3625 vcore is considered stock voltage by Intel for these processors. if you have good enough cooling, your q9550 should do 450x8.5= 3.82ghz without issue. Just up the cpu vcore to 1.3625 up the fsb to 450. A p45 chipset motherboard, should be able to do 450 base freq. without having to mess with fsb voltages.
 
W

weissmertz

New Member
#7
im gonna give it a try i do have a zallman 9500 cooler or similar one rig i have has a larger fan than the other but same design .is the vcore the same for a dualcore i havent checked it out yet but 1.3625 might be what it is running now
thanks for the replies

d
 
glussier

glussier

Active Member
#8
The voltage required to overclock at a given frequency depends more on the cpu stepping than the number of cores.
 
W

weissmertz

New Member
#9
i see im a little out of my league or acting above my paygrade lol do you know where i can learn about overclocking my rig
 

Associates