The new Q6600 G-0 is being touted as the “Energy Efficient 95W Edition” but what does this really mean beyond the hype and in terms of actual performance? The TDP will change from 105W to 95W so if I understand this correctly, it consumes 10W less power---theoretically generating less heat---making it a better candidate for overclocking. But how much better? If the B-3 version could be over-clocked to 3.2Ghz with air cooling what should be reasonably expected of the G-0 on air?
“The converting products will change from the 2005 Performance FMB(105W) to the 2005 Mainstream FMB (95W)”
“Tcase for the Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q6600 and Intel® Xeon® processors
X3220 and X3210 on G-0 stepping has been increased by 11 oC. Tcontrol offset will
remain the same relative to increase in Tcase which will help reduce acoustics”
I'll be getting a GO stepping from tankguys whenever the recieve them. I plan on OCing it on water, so I guess I'll find out first hand what the q6600 can do. If I get 4.0ghz, I'll *$#^ my pants, then post the screens. If not, I'll be happy 3.6ghz.
doing a bit of searching, the general consensus seems to be in the 3.6-3.8 range on high end air with good case cooling, 4.0-4.1 on water
No the general stable overclock for the older stepping was around 3ghz, the new one should be stable at around 3.2ghz. On air.
Thanks a lot for responding but can either of you provide sources to your information? Quotes, and references to them, would be much more informative (IOW, don't reference the beginning of a 25 page review that isn't clearly subdivided into categories).
I found a few references since my original post back on Saturday that support the seemingly standard 3.2Ghz overclock on the Q6600 with B-3 stepping. Here%u2019s one I bookmarked since the reviewer provided details%u2026
"What I like about this processor is the fact that it overclocks so easily..."
“Using the Asus P5K Deluxe motherboard, we changed several settings in the BIOS. We managed to overclock the [Q6600] processor to 3.6GHz, however…”
“When is comes to overclocking, the Q6600 is a real winner. With little or no effort at all, I was able to overclock the Q6600 to a whopping 3.2GHz (8x400) with rock solid stability, and all done on standard air-cooling. Quad core with 8Mb L2 cache at 3.2GHz ... now if this processor isn't fast ... then I need to give up computers all together! “
depends on the mobo some mobos only give you 3.1-3.2ghz since they can not keep up with the power demand
some mobos can give full perforanve of 3.4-3.6 such as p35, evga 680i will give 3.2-3.4 with the vdroops and power demand - that is if you want perfectedly stable computer - one that runs all 4 cores at max