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Regardless of what motherboard you're getting, you will have a LOT of trouble hitting 3.0Ghz stable on air cooling, no matter how big of a fan you have. The Q6600 runs INCREDIBLY hot, and thirsts for water cooling. I suggest you take this into full account before finalizing anything.
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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
Regardless of what motherboard you're getting, you will have a LOT of trouble hitting 3.0Ghz stable on air cooling, no matter how big of a fan you have. The Q6600 runs INCREDIBLY hot, and thirsts for water cooling. I suggest you take this into full account before finalizing anything.
I agree with the statement about running hot, but not nexessarily that you'll only get to 3.0ghz stable. I have seen people get a few hundred mhz more than that, but I havent seen anyone go above 3.6ghz on air.

As to running warm, Intel IS planning on coming out with a new stepping for the Q6600, which should cool down the heat generated and allow it to overclock a bit more. Read:

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Intel Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210 to Receive New Stepping
Intel has informed its customers that the Core 2 Quad Q6600 desktop quad-core processor as well as the Xeon X3220 and X3210 server quad-core CPUs have been transitioned to a new stepping. According to a product change notification released on Friday, the three processors were transitioned from the B-3 to the G-0 processor stepping. All new stepping CPUs have 10W lower TDP - 95W instead of the original 105W. The new CPUs, which can be identified by the CPUID “06FB†(B-3 processors were labeled “06F7â€), also increase the Tcase, a value that describes the maximum temperature a CPU can sustain, by 11 degrees Celsius. All three G-0 CPUs require BIOS updates. Samples of the processors are expected to be available on May 11. General availability of the units is scheduled for July 16.
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