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What is the best Core 2 quad for Overclocking?

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February 17, 2014 6:13:12 AM

I still have my q6600 and I have never overclocked it becuse the MB I had at the time was good for that. I have a good MB now and would like to set up another system. So I am trying to get my hands on a qx9650 but i doubt that i can find one so maybe a q8400 or a q9400 or q9500. which is the better one for a good overclock?

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February 23, 2014 5:01:00 AM

You're better off using that money for a newer motherboard and CPU, that is an outdated socket. Don't go with good for overclocking, go with what's already best. My 4100 can overclock by over 1ghz, but it's still not a good CPU.
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February 23, 2014 5:09:57 AM

ewok93 said:
You're better off using that money for a newer motherboard and CPU, that is an outdated socket. Don't go with good for overclocking, go with what's already best. My 4100 can overclock by over 1ghz, but it's still not a good CPU.


This exactly, the 775 socket is useless. Unless you want to play kings quest for the rest of your gaming life. Do the full upgrade. It's annoying but hella worth it.
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February 23, 2014 8:54:31 PM

I just am trying to bring this thing to life...I use a decent PC with a LGA 1155 socket MB. I am interested in older PC's though..Don't know why I just would like to understand more about Systems from the past. When I was in highschool we did not have a family PC so I got my own It was an old pentium 3. from 2001 or around that time. I mean old in a technology way as the P3 was quite a few generations behind the Core i7's that were available.
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February 23, 2014 9:50:12 PM

The q6600 is the golden child from that era, and I think the q9400 was a fab-shrink, so it should also be pretty decent. The 8xxx were essentially "low-power" options and definitely not a good choice.

If you're looking to play with old hardware/overclocking from a learning perspective (otherwise a new system is generally the more cost-effective option), go with the q6600.
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March 15, 2014 3:12:59 AM

i have the q6600 and asus p5kc mobo and i oc it easily to 3.4 on my very first attempt at oc. ran sisoftware sandra and passed everything. so id keep it and play with that cpu
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June 13, 2015 4:43:57 AM

evetsreklaw said:
i have the q6600 and asus p5kc mobo and i oc it easily to 3.4 on my very first attempt at oc. ran sisoftware sandra and passed everything. so id keep it and play with that cpu


dude i got same specs.. q6600 and asus p5kc.. did you do this via asus oc soft ware or bios? and tell me what are the bios settings?
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