Yay, I have a "golden chip." I didn't consider my chip that good, since I've seen better, but thanks, it makes me proud.It's more than just the MB. He has a "Golden" Q9550. Very lucky. Not all Q9550s will run that fast at those voltages. I can run a 4.4GHZ but I have to pump my Q9550 up to 1.5+ volts core and with all that voltage comes heat and instability.
I do think the P45+Q9550 is currently the best bang for buck in performance.