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AWESOME card if your monitor is 19" or below. Then you can max out. If it's bigger get the 640MB or 2900XT or save more and GTX ... lol duh.
I have a 17" monitor now. I probably won't upgrade it for a while. By then I'll probably get a new graphics card too.

Also, I have a question, what is the normal stock temps for most E6600s? What about Q6600s? Also, what is the max "safe" temperature (as in, when I overclock, at what temperature should I stop going up?)
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Funny.. I don't even know what stock idle and loads are for the current Q6600's. As soon as I got my system running I started OC'ing. LOL.

oops.
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Funny.. I don't even know what stock idle and loads are for the current Q6600's. As soon as I got my system running I started OC'ing. LOL.

oops.
lol.

Well, I'm sure you know what the max "safe" temps are. What temperature range should I be looking for to stop overclocking at? Normally...
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Funny.. I don't even know what stock idle and loads are for the current Q6600's. As soon as I got my system running I started OC'ing. LOL.

oops.
I guess you're in the right place.
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That's shakey as well. Some people say 70c for Core 2 Quads, I say you've been smoking that good shizzle.

I, personally, don't want to see 60c on my OC. And I'm afraid at 58c loads. 55c is good for Core 2 Duos, I'm assuming since Core 2 Quads naturally emit more heat that five cel isn't that bad.

You'd have to ask around, though, because I still can't find the definitive answer.
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That's shakey as well. Some people say 70c for Core 2 Quads, I say you've been smoking that good shizzle.

I, personally, don't want to see 60c on my OC. And I'm afraid at 58c loads. 55c is good for Core 2 Duos, I'm assuming since Core 2 Quads naturally emit more heat that five cel isn't that bad.

You'd have to ask around, though, because I still can't find the definitive answer.
I see. What about for the dual cores, like an E6600? Should the E6850 be a similar temp to the E6600, or will it be a bit higher?
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Ok look at it this way. all the E6850 is is the e6600 at a HIGHER multi and maybe some better contact on the IHS. That's all. It's going to run like a conroe core at a higher freq. It's going to be a bit hotter. Maybe the HSF is a bit better I don't know but if you want to game and have a fast computer get the Q6600. 4 cores IS better than 2. By this time next year every app coming out should be multi threaded. Dual cores are good but quad is better

Q6600 = 2x e6600 under one IHS. That's all.
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Ok look at it this way. all the E6850 is is the e6600 at a HIGHER multi and maybe some better contact on the IHS. That's all. It's going to run like a conroe core at a higher freq. It's going to be a bit hotter. Maybe the HSF is a bit better I don't know but if you want to game and have a fast computer get the Q6600. 4 cores IS better than 2. By this time next year every app coming out should be multi threaded. Dual cores are good but quad is better

Q6600 = 2x e6600 under one IHS. That's all.
Damn it, I don't know what I'm gonna do... lol.

I might just go Q6600, it will surely be good enough for whatever I do (it's definitely better than what I have now!) and I can brag that I have a quad core. lmao.

Like someone said before, my graphics card will be the thing holding me back more than anything.
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Microsoft just released SP1 for their flight simulator. If you read through the notes at the link below you will see that it can support up to 256 CORES!!!!!!!!!!

http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archiv...rk-in-sp1.aspx
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When does the E6850 come out?
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