very confused - qx6850 or q6600

ok, so as you know we're looking at a huge $700 difference here.. i dont know if the price difference is worth it. what would you guys do? i hear the q6600 is easily overclockable to 3ghz on air. but is that without the hassle of messing with voltage? since the multiplier is locked, has anyone run into issues when increasing the fsb speed? also, how much can i overclock the 6850 without some crazy cooling system and voltage tinkering?
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  1. alright i think im just gonna go with the 6600.. plus since penryn is coming out soon i might just upgrade to that if needed since my motherboard (asus striker extreme) will support it.
  2. 6850= dumb since you can get the same speed from a 6750

    q6600= smart fastest chip under the extreme pricing

    qaud systems run 3.4-3.6ghz
  3. quotemsg=1749571,2,295826]alright i think im just gonna go with the 6600.. plus since penryn is coming out soon i might just upgrade to that if needed since my motherboard (asus striker extreme) will support it.

    Smart :)
  4. This topic is closed it seems.
  5. best is a 45nm ready mobo and q6600

    i bet the q6 will be worth $150-$200 a year from now used
  6. Nobodies gonna get my Q6600 for less than $500 a year from now.
    It will be an antique.
  7. fadetoblack said:
    ok, so as you know we're looking at a huge $700 difference here.. i dont know if the price difference is worth it. what would you guys do? i hear the q6600 is easily overclockable to 3ghz on air. but is that without the hassle of messing with voltage? since the multiplier is locked, has anyone run into issues when increasing the fsb speed? also, how much can i overclock the 6850 without some crazy cooling system and voltage tinkering?


    You spend an additional 700 USD on three things: guaranteed better overclockability , unlocked multiplier, and warranty. If you OC Q6600 to 3.0Ghz, you void your warranty.
  8. yomamafor1 said:
    If you OC Q6600 to 3.0Ghz, you void your warranty.
    Right, and how are they going to tell it was overclocked?
  9. Zorg said:
    Right, and how are they going to tell it was overclocked?
    You wouldn't lie, would you? :heink:
  10. Zorg said:
    Right, and how are they going to tell it was overclocked?


    I believe they can tell from simply detecting the circuit for signs of overvolting and overclocking. I'll dig up the documents.
  11. This may not be one of your options you listed but listen to the logic...
    Get an e6750 and use the extra $$ for the 45nm new quadcores coming out in November! (Penryn?)
  12. Guy over at the PC ER forum posted this with his Q6600.

    http://pcercomputers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28
  13. cruentus said:
    Guy over at the PC ER forum posted this with his Q6600.

    http://pcercomputers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28


    Q6600 at 4 GHz, not bad. A bit pointless though, the hard disks will bottleneck it in real life, even with Raptors in RAID. Heck, my Q6600 could be running at 2.0 GHz instead of 2.4 GHz and it still would take the same time when compressing DVDs because the hard disks can't keep up with it. Let's put it this way: if my 2.4 CPU works at 80%, that guy's 4 GHz CPU of the same type would work at 48% and finish the job in exactly the same time (assuming he also has WD5000AAKS disks).
  14. cruentus said:
    Guy over at the PC ER forum posted this with his Q6600.

    http://pcercomputers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28



    that is just insane.. i dont think i even want to try pushing my 6600 past 3.0
  15. yomamafor1 said:
    I believe they can tell from simply detecting the circuit for signs of overvolting and overclocking. I'll dig up the documents.
    I've got my Q6600 overclocked to 3G and undervolted from 1.3V to 1.275. I don't think they would be able to see any effects of that. Post a link, I'm interested in seeing any information on that.
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