- Retail package
The Intel Core2Quad Q9300 costs around 235 Euro as found in several online stores around Europe.
The sticker placed on the top side of the package includes the basic information about the processor.
There isn't much to say here. As always, just be careful when installing the CPU! After connecting all necessary power cables, you can power up your system. Everest Ultimate Edition 2007 provides enough information about the processor's abilities. The CPU multiplier is rather limited at 6x~7.5x and that may not allow the CPU to perform well under serious overclocking.
CPU-Z has even more information:
Note that the Core voltage is very low at the Auto mode, (1.2V). For our tests, the CPU was installed on an Asus Blitz Extreme mainboard using DDR3-1600 memory by SuperTalent .