Q660 G0 and B3 - help please guys Tags: Overclocking Last response: October 1, 2008 7:17 AM in Overclocking Share fruees September 29, 2008 10:40:06 AM Hi guys, i've got build pre-overclocked. Its a Q6660 at 3.02ghz. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS... I have a few questions guys, as i'm really keen to get into some overclocking and have been studying it: 1. how can I tell if my Q6660 is a G0 or B3? I know that the G0 has a higher thermal heat specification see - http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=... so does that mean that it can run at higher temps when overclocking? 2. When looking at CPU-Z, my Bus Speed is 336 but my core voltage is a whopping 1.41! Does this mean that they put the voltage up unnecessarily high for my FSB or is this normal? 3. If this voltage is too high, I could probably get away with adjusting the FSB to 380 for 3.4 GHZ and not notice a higher temperature right? Speedfan measures my temps on idle: System: 19C CPU: 32 AUX: -29 CPU: 42 System: 27 PWM: 55 Thanks for the help guys and i'm sorry if these seem like moronic questions More about : q660 guys faster3200 September 30, 2008 3:00:20 AM 1) Almost every Q6600 being sold now is a G0. You can tell by looking at the proc itself or you can use CPU-Z. G0 is more OCing friendly as it requires less volts and can usually be pushed higher. 2) 1.4v seems pretty high for that fsb. They probably just make it that high so they can guarantee stability without much hassle. 3) Well vcore has the most effect on temps but speed does as well so your temps will be higher, it is hard to say how drastically though. Just make sure you OC correctly and don't just jump to 3.4ghz. Also, speedfan hasn't been accurate since C2D. Use realtemp or coretemp instead. br3nd064 October 1, 2008 2:05:35 AM 1) use cpu-z. The G0 needs lower voltages and yes, it can be pushed farther. 2) Is the vcore set to auto in the bios? 3) Manually set the vcore as you overclock, so it will run as cool as possible. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer V3NOM October 1, 2008 7:17:13 AM cpuz will report if its a B3 or a G0... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumVoltage on G0 Q660 stock 1.325 loaded temps upper 60's with AF7Pro? ForumQX6700 B3 or Q6600 G0 Forumok after 1 1/2 months ForumQ6600 G0 TJmax, which one is right? ForumQ6600 G0 issues overclocking to mild settings Forump45 neo3 + Q6600 g0 HELPPP ForumHaving B3 Q6600 issues with OCing on P5n32e SLI: Anyone Familiar? ForumQ6600 B3 steppings => temp's too hot? ForumWhat graphics card could I get away with on a full system w/ 450W PSU? ForumOCing Q6600 Rev G0 Need Some help please ! Forumq6600 G0 / abit ip35 pro oc help ForumHelp finding Q6600 G0 Revision ForumQ6600 G0 overclocking HELP ForumPlease post q6600 B3 Proc + Newer MoBo OC Profiles! Buying a new MoBo! ForumQ6600 G0 stepping availability ForumQ6600 b3 780i evga overclocking help ForumFixed Voltage ForumP35-DS3L+E7200 can't go past 3Ghz, help ! ForumHelp Overclocking my AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Brisbane 2.7GHz ForumHELP..Starting from the basics: overclocking help q6600 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !