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Overclocking q6600 on the system

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Anonymous
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December 26, 2012 11:25:07 PM

I still have e7400, and seeking quad core processor for cheap price

q6600 2.4ghz
xfx 5870 1gb graphic card
8gb 1333mhz ddr3 2 slots
motherboard 1333mhz

550w corsair vx550

i want to overclock the CPU up to 3.0 Ghz, and if further like 3.2 or more
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December 27, 2012 12:12:23 AM

What's the model of your motherboard? CPU-Z Validation, would help.
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Anonymous
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December 27, 2012 10:21:34 AM

p45r2000 asrock
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December 27, 2012 4:51:53 PM

Well, in theory you have no FSB wall on that motherboard, so you can freely overclock it to whatever you want. Even 4.5ghz is not a problem to that motherboard. And for a good cheap quad-core 775 I would recommend a Q6600 (IMPORTANT, for best overclock-ability try to get the "G0" stepping as that one has a higher max temperature!) but if you have at least 120$ that you can spend on a processor, this CPU is for you(click here), I bought one myself, didn't get it yet, still didn't get here. It's an Extreme Edition processor, that means it has an unlocked multiplier which is good when overclocking, it is a very good processor, as it will easily overclock to 3.8ghz and actually can be as good as a i5 2400-2500 series. (Synthetic benchmarks). I'm getting one of those. Hope it helped you! (You will need a nice cooler if you want to overclock it, stock cooler get's you at around 3.0-3.2ghz no problem.)

Cheap and good:Q6600

Lil bit more expensive and amazing:QX6700

Other recommendations[If you're not in-to overclocking and want nice power and cheap processors(Doesn't mean that they won't overclock)](these are awesome prices for these kind of processors):
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9550 (12M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9400 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
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