Reviews and Problems with Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
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TOUGH CPU, Can't burn it up!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 December 2015
Summary: I build my rig back in Jan 2009, its been running oooh 6 years 11 months to the day! I paid about $1000 U.S.D. for it. I regret to say I am finally retiring this CPU and replacing her with a Devil's Canyon i7. This is beyond a shadow of a doubt one of the toughest gaming CPU's ever designed.
Summary: Upgraded an old Q6600 with HDD to this CPU and a new SSD. Windows score went from 5.9 (harddrive limit) to 7.4 (CPU limit). Most people don't realize they don't need a new computer, just need to update a few parts to remove the bottleneck. For those that marked down based on used status.... Really?
Summary: With a heat tolerant X38 or 48 chipset motherboard from Asus or Gigabyte this CPU can be overclocked to nearly 4 GHz with the supplied fan, using no fancy cooling devices. Worth every penny. The standard (not Xtreme) processors will get flaky and hot well under that speed.