Reviews and Problems with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Quad Core
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So far so good
Thomas Ambrosio, Amazon
7 January 2014
Summary: All is well so far...problem with fan/heatsink that came with it though. could not get it to stay firm in motherboard. Kept jiggling around so gave up after an hour and used stock sync n fan. Running cool though and effficient otherwise.
Summary: I received my new CPU quickly and was able to do fast install, I was up and running within 5 m and everything is running great now , Thank You. I would recommend this company products for quick service and timely support with any issue you may have.
Summary: First let me say that Amazon.com is one of the only online stores that I trust! I bought the item from Amazon.com and felt secure that I did the right thing! Unlike some other online stores where you hesitate clicking the buy button and then when and if you do finaly click it you have second thoughts about it and worry. I have shopped from a few online stores over the past few years like: ebay, direct2drive and some other places.
Summary: This review is for: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz 12M L2 Cache 1333MHz FSB LGA775 Quad-Core Processor I'm not an expert in computer things, but by December 2009 and January 2010 I armed two computers by myself (my first time). I was lucky, no big problems, thanks to Amazon, great service... This CPU is great inside Intel Core2Quad family.
Summary: That is a good processor for an upgrade on socket 775 if you want not yet pass to core i7 or i9 (for example if you have already a strong motherboard with a lot of RAM like me). Difference in game isn't so important (in comparative with i7) with a good GPU.
Summary: This isn't much of an upgrade over the E8400, but it uses less capacity for most programs than the E8400. Pros: It's fast and has just about the same specs as the Core2 Quad Extreme 3.0ghz. 3D Mark Vantage CPU score is well over 40,000 in my setup, without overclocking. It's worth every penny. Cons: The L2 cache is 2x 6mb, not 12mb. My E8400 scored over 38,000 on 3D Mark Vantage, with an older motherboard but the same RAM setup.
Summary: 2 gripes about this processor: 1 isn't even the processors fault, but Intel, who distributes all their processors with those cheap "push pin" mounts. I would feel a lot better, if I could screw mount the heat sinks onto the board. 2nd gripe, is that this particular version or perhaps batch, has a faulty DTS (Digital Thermal Sensor) problem.. On idle, 2 or 3 cores, actually register at exactly the same temperature, which I'm not even sure, is correct or not.
Summary: Great if you have a 775 pin mother board and you want a fast quad core without upgrading your whole system to an I5 or I7 set up.However thats the only scenario where this c.p.u. makes sense, as for the price you can get a much better c.p.u. for the new mother boards types. In my case I had an ageing dual core that wasn't performing to well on the latest games but I didn't want to buy a new mother board + ram + c.p.u.
Conclusion: Si ya tenes una placa socket 775 anda por uno de estos usados, o un q9550, es mejor negocio que ir por un phenoim II, es ligeramente mas veloz.
Pros: Rinde EL DOBLE que un e8400, en la mayoria de las aplicaciones que usan cuatro nucleos, Es facil de hacerle OC, al igual que el e8400, sube a 3,6ghz poniendo el fsb@400 y memos @800mhz, sin tocar voltajes, por lo que no calienta nada :D
Cons: En aplicaciones que no usan 4 cores se supone que rinde exactamente igual que el e8400, aunque yo note una mejora en todos los ambitos cuando hice el cambio