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I have a VID 1.22 Lapped Q6600, but it tends to run stupid hot.
I know this chip has potential... it's sitting at 3.63Ghz (probably could be higher) under 1.4V right now but the temperatures are stupid hot- 85 - 86 degrees ish load when running Prime95 for half an hour. I like to drop it down to 1.28V, 3.2Ghz and at 3.2Ghz it runs at 66 load.
I use a Xigmantek HS-1283 cooler.

Now my question is: is there anything out there that performs considerably better, but either doesn't cost too much, or can be used for a future modern i7 system (i.e. so I don't pour a huge amount of money for something just to use on a 4-year old machine)?

Also, I use an Apevia X-Crusier case. Airflow sucks, but I intend to cut holes for additonal fans for it. It's a case I've had since 2006 - 2007 or so, so I'm ready to give it some abuse biggrin.gif Good idea?

Lastly, off-topic, but how do I stop OCN from spamming my e-mail with notifications everytime someone posts on a thread I make? I can't seem to find the option ever since this site was redone.
Edited by Winwin - 2/23/12 at 1:50pm
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I would say grab a Coolermaster V6GT or a darkknight.
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I also have a Q6600 VID 1.2375v and i does 3.6Ghz @ 1.35v. No cooling can cool it basically. Runs Hotter then my 920 @ 4.4Ghz. I would not invest any money on cooling for it unless you plan to transfer the cooler to another System.
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

I also have a Q6600 VID 1.2375v and i does 3.6Ghz @ 1.35v. No cooling can cool it basically. Runs Hotter then my 920 @ 4.4Ghz. I would not invest any money on cooling for it unless you plan to transfer the cooler to another System.

you are totally right ,this can be an option
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You would greatly benefit from a complete architectural upgrade. A mere change in core clock will not benefit you in any way that is worth your time and money.
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post #7 of 10

Grab an S1283 or an H50 or something. I was able to push my Q6600 to 3.72 @ 465x8 with 1.504v

The biggest issue with the Q6600 isn't clock speed but the fact that the FSB bottlenecks everything.


Edited by Lord Xeb - 2/23/12 at 2:54pm
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SkillzKillz View Post

You would greatly benefit from a complete architectural upgrade. A mere change in core clock will not benefit you in any way worth your time and money.

Still a Strong CPU. @ 3.6Ghz it battles through BF3.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Grab an S1283 or an H50 or something. I was able to push my Q6600 to 3.72 @ 465x8 with 1.504v

He has a S1283.
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post #9 of 10
From personal experience, I say you should upgrade. I ran a q6600 @3.6 under water and noticed a huge increase in gaming performance going to 2500k.
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Still a Strong CPU. @ 3.6Ghz it battles through BF3.
.

but that cpu bottlenecks 480GTX in 1080p
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