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Q6600 B3 vs. G0

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November 8, 2007 10:52:37 PM

If I plan to overclock this CPU to 3ghz with only air cooling, (yes, I would buy an aftermarket cooler), does it really matter if I get a B3 or G0? Any cooler recommendations to go with it btw?
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November 8, 2007 11:28:50 PM

For 3 GHz either will do. G0 will do it slightly cooler.



That's my G0 with a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme+1600 RPM Scythe Slip Stream (90 CFM). I have a Cooljag 110 CFM fan that I will be using after I mod it (won't work with the clips like it is). On that screen shot the AS5 on the Heatsink is about 30 hours old. They recommend 200 hours for curing, so I'd expect temps to drop another 1-2C.

I got mine for $276 US Shipped. Find a store that will guarentee a G0 if you want to go that way.
November 8, 2007 11:35:08 PM

G0 better for overclocking. handles higher temps i think
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November 9, 2007 1:12:11 PM

B3 is 130 Watts.
G0 is 95 Watts.
The G0 will overclock farther, and keep cooler at the same time.
December 9, 2009 12:15:47 AM

just so you know the B3 is only 105 watts while the G0 is 95 watts. the G0 will do better but saying that the B3 is 130 watts kinda sways too much judgement.
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December 9, 2009 4:41:06 AM

letsgetsteve said:
just so you know the B3 is only 105 watts while the G0 is 95 watts. the G0 will do better but saying that the B3 is 130 watts kinda sways too much judgement.


1. This is a two year old post. Check before posting.

2. The G0 stepping of the Q6600 was shown to outdo the B3 easily. It had a lower TDP, would OC to 3GHz on the stock voltage (or less like my case) and run cooler.
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