What is your all time favourite CPU?

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Originally posted by: daveybrat
My Celeron 300A Slot 1 processor overclocked to 450MHz back in the day. :D

QFT. Mine would do 504 with a voltage bump too but I kept it at 450. I still have it. It was my first OC champ.
 
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My E8400 @ 4.050Ghz on 1.20v LLC enabled, 1.5v NB C1 revision

Only because I don't have the proper DDR3 ram to run my Q9650 above 3.825Ghz - that'll change tomorrow (will be dreaming about my DDR3 2000 coming in - and not being laid off)
 

Andrew1990

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I loved my Pentium D 805 at 3.2GHz on a POS ECS Board. The chip itself was a great overclock once I got a new board and I had it past 3.6GHz.

A great little chip during the winter as well as it kept me warm.
 
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OC'd sempron 3100+
spent $40 on the mobo/cpu combo and it performed a little better than an Athlon 64 3200+. This was moving up from my Barton 2500+ (SLOW)
 

aigomorla

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Gainestown. :T

2 is an absolute workhorse.

:X
 

Dadofamunky

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Athlon 64 X2 4800+. Still do most of my work on it. I'm also very happy with a 3800+ I picked up off the boneyard and am building into a new machine for my wife. It's OCed to 2.5 GHz.
 

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Duron 600 (One of the first socket A processors) OC'd to 900 using the L1 pencil bridge trick to unlock the multi.
 

severus

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My favorite that I've owned would be my Athlon XP 2200+, seemed way faster than my HT Northwood 2.6GHZ that I upgraded to after it. I got it up to an unstable 2.0ghz on an A7V8X-X which just died an I'ma bout to pick up an NF7-S an see what that chip can really do :)
 

Phunk0ne

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hmm difficult to choose from.

Loved my E6750 @ 3.8GHz =)
But my Q9550 (C1) @ 3.6 performs rock solid, and there is still some room left for 3.8 =D
 

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My old Pentium 4 2.4C Northwood did 3.4Ghz on stock voltages. I was sad when I "upgraded" to a 3.0E Prescott, finding it could only handle 3.6Ghz on stock voltages. I'm quite happy with my i7, but I have fond memories of my old Northwood, which is now 6 years old and still running great.
 

ahenkel

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my 939 3800x2 I got it to 2.7 w/o voltage bumps on a cheap 50$ foxconn mobo.
 

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e6600

When it came out, it could be clocked up to 3.5 Ghz which still performs very well today in games two and a half years later. I don't remember the last time in recent history you could get such an amazing deal. The new processors are great, but they are not the huge jump in technology the e6600 was.

Love the e7300 & q6600 too though, its a great great value.
 

dust

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Always my current one. I mean, every time is a new experience. I loved my P4@1,7, my PentiumD@3 and my current one also. I'm fairly certain I'll love my next one(hopefully qx9770/5). As long as the other components match its performance, the experience is great.
 

FalseChristian

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My all-time favourite CPU is the .18m Coppermine 566MHz Celeron that I overclocked 53% to 876MHz. It was amasingly fast for the day.:)
 

Drsignguy

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My Q9450 and E7200 Chips. They Oc very well and are work horses! But I can not forget the Q6600's as they are also very solid....

In time somthing else will probably take their place....maybe..:)
 
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S939 4200+. Hands down. I love that thing. The reason why is because I knew how dominant the value of the Athlon 64 3500+ was. My 3500+ was really fast, but i had an itch to do more at once. And when i had the opportunity to pick up a dual core 4200+, it was impossible to pass up. Two Athlon 3500's on one die? I'll take it.

My Q8200 now puts the 4200+ to shame, but its not my most loved processor.
 

Denithor

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P4 2.4C @ 3.2GHz on stock volts
e6400 @ 3.2GHz on stock volts

Everything else just kinda fades into the woodwork compared to these two.
 

RaptureMe

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I liked my first dual core x2 3800+ 939 socket cpu I remember playing endless hours of NFS most wanted with that little monster.
I can recall how shocked I was seeing how much faster it was compaired to my older s754 3200+ at everything like gaming, compression, converting ect..
I really loved my Qx9650es and should have never sold it cause it was only rated at 95w and could overclock to 4.5ghz at only 1.2v
I am so pissed that I gave it up for the Core i7 920 in my sig because this cpu is a power hog.
It uses 130w and then goes up from there when overclocked to 4.0ghz running 1.4v.
If I could ever go back in time and do it over I would keep the Qx9650 and give the fingure to the core i7's.
Maybe I will sell this house heater and go back and buy a q9650 and a amd 940..:(