Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz
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Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz Performance Specification
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2.5 GHz
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95W
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LGA 775/ Socket T
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Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5GHz is a high-end Processor based on the 45nm Core micro-architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), clocked at 2.5GHz and 6MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Virtualization is activated.


The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.


It offers average performance. It will therefore become a bottleneck in today's demanding games.


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iso221's Rig
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would this bottleneck a r9 280 3gb gddr5 asus oc edition

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kalkucha's Rig
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This cpu is availible in my country for 25-30$ is it worth to upgrade ? I mean will it give me a big difference ? Im gonna go for gtx750 in a few days… Will current cpu bottleneck me ?
And also i sometimes meet q9550 cpu for 35-40$ which

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Should i wait my chance to meet q9550 or its not worthly difference between q9300 and q9550 ? Im gonna upgrade ram to 8 gigs at least… (If i could only find 4gb ddr2 ram module,my motherboard supports 16 gigs and has 4 slots and also sli)

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Hey guys, i want buy this proccesor and some gpu with it. What gpu is good for it?

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MhmdAase's Rig
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get a GTX 750 Ti 2GB from amazon.com for 109.99$
best match for this CPU

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Is it good for my rig at all? I mean power suply (450W), bottlnecking or some issues. But thx for tip.

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No, you're all good, this GPU doesn't have external connectors depending on what partner you get.

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would this be a good temporary upgrade for me?also getting more 2gb of ram

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any risk by overclocking it to 3.2GHz? And how do i dot it. ^^

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with an aftermarket cooler it is save. :)

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is it even worth it? Does it make a big difference?

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it can make a good difference, depending on the percentage overclock. If you overclock your cpu to 3.3-3.5Ghz it will give you a 20-30% CPU performance boost. :)

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How much this processor can be overclocked?

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I did it on 3.2GHz on ThermalTake Big Typhoon.

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What about this processor and go for SLI with my current graphics card and maybe 8 GB RAM?

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the gt 630 cant be in sli way :)

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OK tnx for answer-

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what is the best gpu for this cpu that wont bottleneck it? :)

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at your resolution.. and with your overclock, i'd say gtx 660 or hd7850

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ok thx for the answer:)

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this cpu bottleneck my gpu ? my cpu runs at @3.0ghz.

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I don't think so.

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I have a feeling that this product is underrated. It has lasted me a good 4 years now, I have played BF3 (high-ultra, 50 fps), Crysis 2 (max, 50-60 fps), GTA4 (max-35 fps) as well as Skyrim (max, 60+ fps). Pretty intensive games that my CPU has crunched through… and still only a 6*?

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Products are not rated by which game can they run or how many years they last,how many FPS they give.Benchmarks are based on scores from trustworthy sources.

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I see. I always thought that gaming benchmarks were used for the GD rating. But it still kind of sucks that the CPU performs so well in games but does so poorly in benchmarks… oh well…

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In fact that CPU performs very well in every benchmark, but when rating one CPU all others must be considered.Slower may get lower rank if some faster are added.If you think that some hardware is miss-ranked visit Pip's blog.

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Oh. Well I feel really stupid now. It was my understanding that every component was rated based on performance and not in comparison to other ones. In that case, yeah 6 is about right. Guess I should spend more time on GD and try to understand its methods before I comment on "something not being right" when it actually is, shouldn't I? :D

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No problem i'm here anytime if you need any help or guidance ;)

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Well your prayers has been answered, it has a 7 now

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It's been a 7 for quite a while before Pip's update, actually :D It went down to a 6 for a week or so when the i7 and i5 series were updated and then regained its status.

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