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I want a Q6600...the G0 is the overclockable one, is this correct?

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January 3, 2008 1:15:27 AM

I want to buy a Q6600 and overclock it to 3 ghz

there are two versions right? the G0 and something else. The G0 is overclockable the other isnt (or at least not very) right?

Is there a way I can guaruntee I get a G0 even if it is more than the typical $280?
January 3, 2008 1:18:14 AM

Both B3 revision and G0 revision are capable of reaching 3.0Ghz with ease. However, G0 stepping will likely dissipate less heat (a little).
January 3, 2008 1:19:15 AM

So will it do it easily with the stock cooler? I dont really wanna spend $60 dollars or more on a heatsink and fan
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January 3, 2008 1:23:30 AM

You should be able to hit 3.0Ghz with stock fan, stock voltage, on both B3 and G0 revisions. However, with the 45nm quad core (Yorkfield) around the corner, you can go for them instead of Q6600. Q9450 cost relatively the same as Q6600, while running an extra 100Mhz faster, and a lot cooler.
January 3, 2008 1:25:07 AM

Alright, when is that. Arent they saying like march?
January 3, 2008 4:13:05 AM

Intel's official position has always been Q108, so March is effectively in Q1's timeframe.

However, words on the street say January launch for Yorkfield.
January 5, 2008 11:42:43 AM

I just bought a q6600 (its still in the box). How do I identify if it rev B3 or GO? I do not see any text on the box label or on the text on the chip itself saying "B3" or "GO". Thanks.
January 5, 2008 12:00:10 PM

gustans said:
I just bought a q6600 (its still in the box). How do I identify if it rev B3 or GO? I do not see any text on the box label or on the text on the chip itself saying "B3" or "GO". Thanks.


http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/cs-016552.htm


And a little free advice too: Learn to use google. It took me less than 10 seconds to find the informations you were looking for.
January 5, 2008 12:00:44 PM

It says SLACR on the product code
January 5, 2008 12:23:29 PM

right-o
SLACR = 2.40GHz Q6600 05A 1066MHz 65nm G0 8 MB LGA775
SL9UM = 2.40GHz Q6600 05B 1066MHz 65nm B3 8 MB LGA775
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