Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 totally worth it for LGA 755 Socket!
3 weeks ago
Summary: Works Great! Upgraded from Intel Core 2 Duo E4500. This makes a night and day different in boot up time and response. Multi-tasking is a lot quicker. E-Power shipped very quickly. Big props to them for quick shipment! They also provide a 45 day warranty as well.
Summary: For my 7-year old Dell XPS720 gaming rig, dropping a few bucks to max out the CPU with this Yorkfield and OC-it a bit and run modern games at max detail settings - you just can't beat the bang for the buck!
Summary: Really enjoying the new Quad-Core processor! Huge upgrade from my old E6600 dual core.. Also the seller did a great job of shipping it! I received it faster than expected, so I am satisfied with the purchase.
Summary: Nice upgrade from the Core 2 Duo CPU, and has extended the life of an older setup. It has served as an inexpensive upgrade that has staved off a major purchase for at least another year or two (next step would have been motherboard, cpu, and RAM, which would have cost me 4-5x what this CPU did). If you're upgrading from a Core 2 Duo cpu, do yourself a favor and upgrade to at least the stock fan of the Core 2 Quad CPU.
Summary: I thought the upgrade to Win7 64 bit with 8GB RAM would have solved some issues with my ProTools music software. But I was at the minimum requirement with the 2 cores. The upgrade to the Quad Core was the answer. I chose the Q9450 for the speed and cache. My overall PC experience has improved, although I was not dissatisfied with the E8400 either. You can't know until you try it.
Summary: This processor is a great way to upgrade a Core 2 Duo motherboard without going all in for an i5 or i7 processor. On my Windows 7 machine this processor has greatly improved performance of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photomatix Pro 4. That said, the stock cpu cooler is junk. I put on an aftermarket cooler and it works much better.