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Hello guys new member first thread
I have Q6700 on xfx 680i sli want to overclock my Quad core with stock cooler
is my main suitable or may lead to damage
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post #2 of 26
So, You want to know if it is safe for you to overclock?
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post #3 of 26
The old style Q series tended to get a little warm. I think the Q6600 was a better overclocker as well if I remember rightly.

In short, yes, you can do a mild overclock. However you'd be better off going out and getting a CM hyper 212+ with some nice fans, it's a great budget cooler and you could be seeing 3.6Ghz at a reasonable temp with that cooler.

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post #4 of 26
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so you mean that was not a good start ha!
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post #5 of 26
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really 3.6GHZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #6 of 26
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I have a Sapphire HD5850 Toxic 1gb and i think it is not so good in games
should i go for a E8600 or QX6850
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post #7 of 26
If you have a decent cooler on it 3.6ghz isn't unreasonable. It depends on the chip, your motherboard and if you have a decent PSU with low ripple.

There is no point in upgrading your CPU to anothe quad core in the same family of CPU's... The only worthwhile upgrade would be to the Q9550 extreme edition and that's only if you get a great deal or you blow up your current CPU.

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post #8 of 26
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will overclock help my fps
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post #9 of 26
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my main 680i won't support 12mb cache series
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post #10 of 26
The overclock will help in some games, but in all honesty that'll be more down to your GPU.
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