Originally Posted by walterman
Found something interesting:
"Overclocking the FSB on a QX9650"
Seems like the max working FSB was around 455 MHz. They used a P35. So, this confirms my 'fears'. I doubt that a X38/48 will go higher.
Seems like 8x450=3.6GHz will be my final oc, prolly.
Yep, thats where that unlocked multiplier will be very welcome. However, if you are mainly concerned with gaming, your other choice is perfect. No reason to get a QX9650 unless you need true CPU power. I mentioned in other threads, my reason for getting one is the video rendering speeds it puts out and I seriously don't plan to upgrade CPU's again for 2-3 (maybe 4) years. Still, I doubt there will be any CPU bottlenecks with this CPU for ages.