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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
7.3 out of 10

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300

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Overall 10


Shane F., Newegg
13 December 2015
  • Summary: I used one of these little guys for a good long while overclocked to 3ghz to replace my HOT q6600, it remained cool at 1.3v's vcore and matched a far more expensive Q9650 in performance.
  • Pros: This little CPU is surprisingly fast with low thermals from its 45mn manufacturing process, also utilizing a 1333mhz fsb this processor is easily compatible with ddr3 motherboards.
  • Cons: No real cons from my experience.
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Overall 6

Was an okay chip for its time

Jason K., Newegg
3 December 2015
  • Summary: The asking price for this chip is still way too high on any market considering price/performance of what is out there today. Especially since it cannot be over clocked to meet today's standards.
  • Pros: Quad core in 2008 Could handle even today's top notch games when pared with a decent card 95w which is high for a Quad of its type now, but was much lower than the first Gen i7s and first gen Phenom X2s. I have one and it is still running today. LGA 775. There are Hundreds of upgrade/downgrade op...
  • Cons: Doesn't overclock at all. Tom's hardware did a test and only got 15% at max with insane Voltage increases. Slow and power inefficient compared to today's stuff. Required a decent cooler. Stock cooler I had finally died. I just replaced the fan on it and its 10 times better than it has ever been. ...
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Overall 4

User Review

alan r., Newegg
16 September 2015
  • Summary: will be buying new in box from now on.
  • Pros: was what i was looking for at a decent price.
  • Cons: came DOA. poor packaging without an anti-static bag to protect it.
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Overall 8

Great CPU

Anonymous, Newegg
30 June 2015
  • Pros: Saved money since it was possible to upgrade an old PC running Windows XP with DVD burning software that won't run on Windows 7. Also great at crunching video edits and conversions.
  • Cons: Runs at 50 deg. C despite using the same fan that keeps Q8300 and Core i5-3470 at 35 deg. C. Cost twice as much as the Q8300.
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Overall 10

Intel Core 2 Quad

Ranararon, Amazon
22 May 2015
Overall 10

Five Stars

rdhutch2, Amazon
3 May 2015
Overall 8

Refurbished Intel Q9300

Micah M., Newegg
5 April 2015
  • Summary: I am happy with it overall. Getting lousy overclock, but not Newegg's fault. I'm running it on a Gigabyte EP43 UD3L mobo, and I guess P45 with DDR3 works better.
  • Pros: Well, it works. Got it to replace my Core 2 Duo E8400. Does what it's supposed to.
  • Cons: Has a warped shell that has questionable contact. May have to lap to repair. Will re-do with silver-based TIM and revise, if it has better contact. Cores 1-2-3 are running 17c hotter at idle than 4. (49-51-51-35c). Using Hyper 212 EVO cooler with 2 fans.
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Overall 10

Great 4 Core

Vincent S., Newegg
13 March 2015
  • Summary: I wish they didnt do away with the 775 boards as I liked working with them the most but everything changes. I think that upgrading your system helps save you a lot of money. Instead of buying a newer system that should be custom built by you for what you want and not just factory made systems.
  • Pros: Well if you have a 775 board which I have I wanted to upgrade from a Dual Core to a Quad Core for playing games with much better performance and graphics as this proccessor handles much more then a dual core does .
  • Cons: I actually have no complaints about this processor at all.
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Overall 10

core 2 Q93XX

Zuberi B., Newegg
2 February 2015
  • Pros: quad power low voltage requirements runs cool under load with a stock fan.... no need to overclock
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10

If it's right for your application, you won't be sorry

The Big Blind Technofile, Amazon
3 January 2015
  • Summary: Processes stuff like crazy, almost as if it was made for it! Installs easy, has worked perfectly (knock on rack) in a server for 2.5 years.
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