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Has anyone overclocked one of these or do they know wat kind of performance you can get out of it
    
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Several members have overclocked these.

Results are pretty similar to the E6600/E6700. 3.6GHz - 3.7GHz on Air... a bit more on water... and 4.5GHz or so on Phase.

You might get a little more out of the X6800 than out of the E6600/E6700, but is that worth all the extra money? If you spend that much, a QX6700 is a better pick.
    
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Several members have overclocked these.

Results are pretty similar to the E6600/E6700. 3.6GHz - 3.7GHz on Air... a bit more on water... and 4.5GHz or so on Phase.

You might get a little more out of the X6800 than out of the E6600/E6700, but is that worth all the extra money? If you spend that much, a QX6700 is a better pick.
Not to thread jack, this is pretty on topic I think. Is the jump from e6600 to q6600 worth it really?
    
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Not to thread jack, this is pretty on topic I think. Is the jump from e6600 to q6600 worth it really?
It depends. The Quad will give you better 3DMark06 scores, better multitasking (theoretically, not really that noticable), and better performance in folding. Also, there are games in development that will use all four cores (Alan Wake - one core for physics, one core for AI, two cores for all else).

Right now, I would not do it. After the price drop on July 22 (when the Q6600 will be ~$275 retail), it's worth considering.
    
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for games threaded enough yes
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It depends. The Quad will give you better 3DMark06 scores, better multitasking (theoretically, not really that noticable), and better performance in folding. Also, there are games in development that will use all four cores (Alan Wake - one core for physics, one core for AI, two cores for all else).

Right now, I would not do it. After the price drop on July 22 (when the Q6600 will be ~$275 retail), it's worth considering.
Yeah, ill probably save up for nexgen then or when the higher core 2 extremes come down. I multitask alot but if its not noticeable..not worth it.
    
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X6800 is a waste of money IMO.

If you're not overclocking, the performance boost isn't even close to worth the money.

If you are overclocking, like chozart said, you will max out at around the same speed anyway.
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I disagree. Some initial tests I've been running since i upgraded my cooling this week have been impressive. I can run 24/7 at 3.724 ghz by only raising the multi. Anandtech was able to get 3.96 stable on air with an x6800 and the same cooling I am now using and I fully anticipate getting very close to that (I am also using a much higher cfm fan than they did as well as as5, and not the thermalright paste they used).

I have so far been stable at 3.836 on air (14x 274 fsb). So far one hour orthos. I am running at 1.5 vcore and temps are high 50's (celcius) under load. I expect temps to increase as I bump it up.


The reason I bought the X6800 is for the unlocked multi. It makes overclocking very very simple. No need to worry about straps and ram overclocking until you hit the top end and have to start cranking fsb
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It depends. The Quad will give you better 3DMark06 scores, better multitasking (theoretically, not really that noticable), and better performance in folding. Also, there are games in development that will use all four cores (Alan Wake - one core for physics, one core for AI, two cores for all else).

Right now, I would not do it. After the price drop on July 22 (when the Q6600 will be ~$275 retail), it's worth considering.
Chozart always makes me feel comfortable with my e6600 purchase.
    
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Chozart always makes me feel comfortable with my e6600 purchase.
Ya the e6600 is pretty damn good, I've seen alot of 6700's that can't clock as good as 6600's get usually too. Unless on a tight budget, it's the cpu I'd get again for dual. Having the 4m cache is a plus, I suspect in coming months for that to be a bigger plus too. And in most cases yielding about the same performance as it's bigger brothers, I see it as the best buy of it's whole family of dual's.

Honestly, I see the x6800 (sorry robilar no offense man ) as a bad buy. Sure, if your a rich guy on phase why not (better quad IMO), but good ram and mobo can take you very high on a 6600 or higher multi cpu. I mean, 400fsb is already 3.6ghz on a 6600, and 4ghz on a 6700. I guess you have your reasons, and the x6800 is very nice don't get me wrong. I just don't think it's worth it, even though I have seen some of them clock a bit higher, than other conroe's usually can. But nothing wrong at all with paying premium for what you really want , and to each his own. Trust me I understand your worrie-free OC and rig feeling.

But for me, meh, at 410 fsb you just overcame the strap performance hit, and it's not a big hit anyway to begin with. Some boards there are no straps anyway, like a p5wdh with 975 chipset, but you ain't hittin 500fsb on those boards either heheh. I run my 6600 a little below 400fsb anyway, so I don't even hit the strap on my commando.

Plus, if I was a rich dude on phase, I'd wanna be freezing a quad anyway . At over $500, the quad's are still a bit expensive, for me anyway. But after the price drops, I probably won't be able to resist getting a Q6600 though .
    
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