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Hardware Overclocking Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 25 Jul 2007.

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    As if BT wasn't my home page in FF. ;)

    So I think I'll wait a couple of weeks and take the Q6600 route then. Maybe some more RAM and replace those IDE HDDs with SATA2s...
     
  2. Delphium

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    lol, wise man ;)

    Be sure to try get a Q6600 with the G0 stepping ;)
    Im waiting another week or two before I get mine, hoping that the earlyer steppings will have been shipped and paved the way for the better G0's :D
     
  3. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I ordered my q6600 back on the 22nd. Also ordered some ram and a cooler. got the cooler and the ram. but the cpu according to the website has not shipped. When I call in, im told it has been shipped but from a wherehouse that does not intergrate with the webpage so I cant see that it shipped and I cant see a tracking number. So I have no idea when its going to be here. all i can say is that they had better be telling the truth when they say its shipped....
     
  4. salesman

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    DDR3

    I'm interested to see how well ddr3 turns out once the Micron Z9 modules hit the market
     
  5. francisl1420

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    Is there anyway to ensure that you get a Q6600 with G0 stepping?
     
  6. perplekks45

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    Call your dealer and ask for it. :)
    Or better e-mail them so you have something you can show them later if they didn't deliver a G0.
     
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    Argh... I was just about to order an E6850 when I read this. Now I don't know :/

    quad core and over clocking or dual core and stock... decisions, decisions :( Advice pls?
     
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    Well Seeing as the Q6600 appears to be very clockable, achieving speeds greater than that of the dua core at stock, then id say go for Quad ;)
    Prime example above from THRASHER2 :D



    Very nice!!
    I would be interested to know what voltages you used ;)
     
  11. perplekks45

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    And temps. :)
     
  12. DarkJedi

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    Me too :)

    I'm pretty sure I'll be going quad core now. Does XP Pro support 4 cores or only two? Don't particularly like Vista yet (seemed a bit lethargic, but that may be my current hardware's fault slightly) and would prefer to keep XP as my main OS until Crysis comes out at least.
     
  13. Tim S

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    you can run four cores under XP just fine - I did for around six months before I plucked up the courage to move to Vista. :)
     
  14. DarkJedi

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    I've made my choice then.

    Four cores here I come :D
     
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    I will get the Info later tonight (When its cooler) :rock:
     
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    XP pro limits you to 2 physical proccesors - I think most of the vista packages do too

    So that means you can have 16 cores on XP when they get octo cores out :D
     
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    Yeah, i had the e6850 on my shopping list till i read this!
     
  18. timmythemonkey

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    I know I'll be going for a quad core (probably Q6600) DDR3 setup just as soon as motherboards with PCI-Express 2.0 come out... oh when will the wait end. Otherwise with my luck by the time I fancy upgrading my graphics card again my motherboard will be incompatible.
     
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    Expect to see boards and devices that are PCI-E 2.0 released mainstream in 2008, so if you can wait 6months ;)
     
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    Is there an ETA on this? :)
     
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