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q6600 is good for overclocking?

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April 8, 2007 6:20:37 PM

Should I buy q6600 or qx6700 for overclocking?
Is q6600 good to overclock to 3.0?
April 8, 2007 6:35:55 PM

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Should I buy q6600 or qx6700 for overclocking?
Is q6600 good to overclock to 3.0?


I've read about people reaching 3.0 to 3.2 with the q6600, but, for the best overclocking potential, the qx6700 is your best bet. So if you have the money, I would go with the qx6700. The thing is though, on April 22 when the price cuts happen, the q6600 will reach about $500, which is around $400 cheaper than the qx6700. So...if it were me I would go with the q6600 and buy a good fan to overclock with and save yourself lots of money. Orrrr if money isn't a problem then the qx6700 would be better since it's multiplier is unlocked. Your choice really. I'd rather save the money and spend it on something else :) 
April 8, 2007 9:34:40 PM

q6600 will run fine at 3.0 ??
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April 9, 2007 4:02:09 AM

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q6600 will run fine at 3.0 ??


Should run fine with a good cpu heatsink/fan and good airflow in the case. But then again, it also depends on the CPU, each cpu is different. You might get lucky and you might not. Moreover, for the most part, it will probably reach 3.0 with no problems.
April 9, 2007 4:13:07 AM

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All of the C2D and C2Q CPUs are good overclockers, the Q6600 should reach 3.0 without any problems. I have a QX6700 and I can run it at 3.4 GHz and temps are still very good.


What cooling do you run Jack? A C2Q @ 3.4GHz would be packing some serious heat (200W perhaps?) considering the QX6800 already has a 150W TDP! 8O
April 9, 2007 4:13:38 AM

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All of the C2D and C2Q CPUs are good overclockers, the Q6600 should reach 3.0 without any problems. I have a QX6700 and I can run it at 3.4 GHz and temps are still very good.


Well since the QX6700's multiplier is unlocked, of course it can reach 3.4 easily :p  As you undoubtedly KNOW lol. But the q6600's only overclocking problem is the locked multiplier. You will most likely reach 3.0, and it will be stable, but it also depends on the chip itself.
April 10, 2007 4:40:08 AM

Jack, with all due respect, I have a question to you, what fan do you recommend from your personal exper.? You got zaltman, why not tuniq?
and which one is better for our babies?
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