Reviews and Problems with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Quad Core
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29 December 2014
Summary: Socket LGA 775 processors are becoming expensive because the LGA775 is being outdated. That being said, I absolutely love the processor. Its 45 nm keeps it cooler than the 65 nm q6770 processor and under my system, its under a heavy load. I bought this processor just to play Dragon Age Inquisition and it does well. I do not recommend Intel's stock fan.
Summary: For just $124 delivered (used), this processor was a bargain! In technology years, my old Shuttle SG33G5M system, which I built in 2007, is a dinosaur. Even so, I wasn't ready to kick it to the curb, so I decided to upgrade with a new CPU, more memory, an SSD, and a new fan to replace the original that was getting a bit noisy. The result was nothing short of amazing. Booting the system before the upgrade took 2+ minutes.
Summary: The Q9650 was just what I needed to upgrade my computer so I could stream TV shows and movies to my television. The processor came in an anti-static plastic case. It also came with a lifetime warranty! The seller included 2 syringes of thermal grease and a personal note. Nice touch!
Summary: Still a monster today. I have owned this CPU since 2009, OC'd to 3.3 using an Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7. It has been running pretty much 24/7/365 since then and still holds its own in late 2014. Would I do a new build with it today? Maybe, maybe not...depends on what I need and why I need it. 12Mb Cache...still a rarity today. I code, transcode, do video rendering, rip mp3/FLACs, and use it for just about everything. Is it a New Gen i7?
Summary: This was delivered on time and included a new CPU heatsink and fan. It installed on my Dell desktop computer with no hassles and no difficulties. The upgrade cost from Dell to install this CPU on my system was almost $600. The $180 cost of this CPU provided me with a great savings and a substantial performance boost.
Summary: Although this processor is out of date, it still packs plenty of punch, and can compete well with the newest chips. If you're not sure whether to update or upgrade, then just ask yourself, what do I need, and what am I willing to spend? If you are only looking for speed, the cheapest way possible, then upgrading your LGA775 motherboard to this Core 2 Quad chip is a great alternative.
Summary: My processor arrived promptly and with extra goodies like a static strap, decals, and thermal paste. Processor works like a charm! I will buy from them again when I need something else. Did I say the seller is great? She is!
Summary: Happy and works well for what i need it to do. Small business office computer processing lots of spreed sheets and construction site photos. Upgraded from the 2.6 and definitely a noticeable upgrade.