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Wow how the years go by.

I had the same Q6600 for almost two years from retail release date. I ran it at 1.6v the entire time for a measly 3.6GHz.

I didn't have the best Q6600 but boy did it last a long time.
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2323981 and it still lives!!

wow, just wow.
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wow, just wow.

Same thing I thought....

Hey bro, just hit 4.6 on my 2500k

SON, I have been at 4.8 since before you knew why they called desktops towers
    
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2323981 and it still lives!!

Makes me sad how it's clocked even higher than my 2500K drool.gif
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2323981 and it still lives!!

Makes me sad how it's clocked even higher than my 2500K drool.gif
I know right. lol
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Psh 1.6v for that chip is nothing. It really is a tank. 65nm chips can really take the voltage. I mean people even push pretty high volts now 24/7 on 22nm/32nm chips like 1.4v+ with no signs of degradation.

Not true I've heard of people getting degradation in 4-6 months. ie a stable oc at a certain vcore becoming unstable all of a sudden

Bah, I have seen golden chips degrade with 1.3v... I ran 1.68v through my old Q66 trying to get 4.3GHz during a bench... I thought my UD3P was going to die from the squeal it was giving out XD Still amazing at how you can push nearly 2v through a Q6600 and then run it at stock speeds without it skipping a beat. Boy those were the days. Too bad the stupid things ran hot as hell.

Though for the longest time I ran my at 465x8 at 1.488 I think. During the summer my chip would get up to like 80C under games biggrin.gif
 
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I was TBH wondering the same thing about my QX 9650. Even if you search all over the internet, the only people who managed to fry a QX 9650 were the otherwise very pro people at Anandtech. To be exact it was Raja, the former editor of Anandtech who now works for ASUS, who killed the chip. He did that NOT by applying excessive VCORE but by applying excessive VTT (FSB Termination Voltage aka VFSB). The QX 9650 died after running Prime for 24 hours with a VTT of 1.51 [sic] and a VCore of ONLY 1.29[sic].

So, if you want to kill your Q6600 make sure you apply more VTT than Intel's absolute maximum. Pretty sure it will die in about 24H.

The same (Raja formerly of Anandtech) also degraded a Q9300 in again 24H by running Prime on it at a VTT of JUST 1.45V (Intel's absolute maximum).

However, this is what he had to say about VCORE and Core 2's and I quote:
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INTEL's CORE 2 FAMILY OF PROCESSORS IS INCREDIBLY RESILIENT IN THE FACE OF ABUSE WHEN IT COMES TO VCORE VALUES GREATER THAN MAXIMUM SPECIFICATION-DAMAGING YOUR CPU FROM VCORE ALONE WILL BE DIFFICULT.


Long story short: Excessive VCORE won't kill your chip. Excessive VTT almost certainly will.

BTW, my QX 9650 became five years old this month, and it has logged so far 19,859 hours of operation with no degradation. It mostly run at stock, underclocked or only moderately OC though. Only recently I have seriously OC'd it.
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Anyone? I know back in the day of yore where the old Q66 ran supreme (because it overclocked like mad), these things were tanks and heavy hitters. In that time I don't think I have seen someone kill one of these monsters.

Tell me about it, I had to sell mine a couple of days ago after well over 5 years of great service sad-smiley-002.gif

Kept it day and night at 3.6ghz at 1.44v vcore for boinc, running hot as hell (past 70° C) but it wouldn't break a sweat!

On a brighter side I'm finally jumping to a newer socket and getting an i7-3770K biggrin.gif
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I was TBH wondering the same thing about my QX 9650. Even if you search all over the internet, the only people who managed to fry a QX 9650 were the otherwise very pro people at Anandtech. To be exact it was Raja, the former editor of Anandtech who now works for ASUS, who killed the chip. He did that NOT by applying excessive VCORE but by applying excessive VTT (FSB Termination Voltage aka VFSB). The QX 9650 died after running Prime for 24 hours with a VTT of 1.51 [sic] and a VCore of ONLY 1.29[sic].

So, if you want to kill your Q6600 make sure you apply more VTT than Intel's absolute maximum. Pretty sure it will die in about 24H.

The same (Raja formerly of Anandtech) also degraded a Q9300 in again 24H by running Prime on it at a VTT of JUST 1.45V (Intel's absolute maximum).

However, this is what he had to say about VCORE and Core 2's and I quote:
Quote:

INTEL's CORE 2 FAMILY OF PROCESSORS IS INCREDIBLY RESILIENT IN THE FACE OF ABUSE WHEN IT COMES TO VCORE VALUES GREATER THAN MAXIMUM SPECIFICATION-DAMAGING YOUR CPU FROM VCORE ALONE WILL BE DIFFICULT.


Long story short: Excessive VCORE won't kill your chip. Excessive VTT almost certainly will.

BTW, my QX 9650 became five years old this month, and it has logged so far 19,859 hours of operation with no degradation. It mostly run at stock, underclocked or only moderately OC though. Only recently I have seriously OC'd it.

Yeah, that is a surefire way of killing pretty much any Intel chip. That and taking PLL as high it will go. Chip won't last long enough to boot into windows. But under normal circumstances, you gotta really work hard to kill these damn things.
 
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Long story short: Excessive VCORE won't kill your chip. Excessive VTT almost certainly will.

True but even then the 65nm chips were pretty good at handling high VTT, people freaked out when they realised they could actually kill the 45nm chips with the VTT they were using everyday on kentsfield. tongue.gif

I ran one at 3.6GHz on 1.55V or so with a tuniq tower 120 back in the day, the core temps came within 1 degree of its Tjmax in LinX and I just let it finish the run.
I ran it with those settings for at least a month I think. It topped out at 4.2 on water about a year later so no degradation. thumb.gif
It would do about 3.8GHz stable on water.

I'm giving the second Q6600 I had to a friend soon, it ran 3.9GHz stable on water and I'm sure when I give it to him it will do the same for a long time yet.
The second one wasn't even mistreated though, the thing needed so little voltage even for benching that I'd have felt bad giving it the same voltage I gave my old one. tongue.gif
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I ran mine without a heatsink to quickly change some setting in Bios. Continued to work fine for many more years.
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