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Core 2 Duo Quad Q6600 regular vs. SLACR version

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December 18, 2007 3:15:00 PM

What's the difference and will there be one for a gamer? The price difference is really small so it wouldn't mean much (to me at least) - but is there a reason to go for the more expensive SLACR?

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December 18, 2007 4:19:00 PM

Difference is the stepping, the G0 stepping is rated 10 watts lower so it runs cooler and usually OC's higher. But the two chips perform the same
December 18, 2007 5:27:40 PM

basically depends if you are going to OC, if I were you, I would try and get the SLACR since the G0 stepping is apparently worth it for the very small difference in price since it lets u OC quite a lot more (although either one with an aftermarket cooler can get frankly stupid amounts higher)
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December 18, 2007 5:53:21 PM

I don't overcloak - would it be the basic version for me then?

December 18, 2007 5:53:52 PM

What does SLACR stand for?
December 18, 2007 6:11:17 PM

SLACR is Intel's Specification Number for the G0 stepping. The previous stepping was "SL9UM". This number is on the chip, and will let you know what stepping version it is without having to install it and run CPU-Z first.
December 18, 2007 6:33:45 PM

If you're not overclocking, there is no difference between the B3 revision "SL9UM" and the G0 revision "SLACR" for a gamer.

Even if you wanted to overclock, both can get to 3.0 GHz.

My B3 revision gets to 3.3 on intel heatsink, prime stable, and booted into windows at 3.7.

I would recommend, that if you're not going to overclock, then you try and buy something with a higher clock speed, such as the E6850 at 3.0 stock.

Games do not take much advantage of the 4 cores yet, and so, the dual core E6850 at 3.0 stock would be a better option.

December 18, 2007 6:36:07 PM

ah, yes. ok, I get it. thank you. I'm just trying to follow the above conversation ...
December 19, 2007 9:50:21 AM

DrMaV said:
If you're not overclocking, there is no difference between the B3 revision "SL9UM" and the G0 revision "SLACR" for a gamer.

Even if you wanted to overclock, both can get to 3.0 GHz.

My B3 revision gets to 3.3 on intel heatsink, prime stable, and booted into windows at 3.7.

I would recommend, that if you're not going to overclock, then you try and buy something with a higher clock speed, such as the E6850 at 3.0 stock.

Games do not take much advantage of the 4 cores yet, and so, the dual core E6850 at 3.0 stock would be a better option.


Thanks, will look into it - a very good point indeed.

December 19, 2007 10:04:01 AM

Does the Core 2 Duo E6850 require extra cooling? (Thermal paste maybe?) I'm not planning on OCing the box and couldnt find anything about it in any review
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