Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC
good deal, amazing chip. I just got one from newegg recently and sadly it had a very high VID. but other than that I love newegg. Get a Q9650 if you can tho. they are amazing.
The only difference between a Q9550 and a Q9650 is 2.83ghz to 3.06ghz. This is pretty much a gimme overclock on a Q9550.
I too recently purchased a Q9550 for my box about a month ago, and it's running at 3.2Ghz (400 x 8) in a GA-EP45-UD3R mobo on stock cooling and it's perfectly happy. I'm quite pleased I went with this chip....the 12MB of L2 cache is nice.