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post #11 of 20
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The thing is, price aside, is the unlocked multi going to make a lot easier to OC???
    
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Retail price X6800, not worth it.
Half price X6800, worth it.
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Basically like Robilar said, it makes it easier as your ram and or FSB doesn't become a restriction when overclocking. Using an E6600 or E6700 you are stuck at a given multi and your only way of increasing clockspeed is via the FSB which in tern makes your memory speed important.

I disagree with them able to overclock higher than an E6600 or E6700 they are the same architecture and thermal specification in every way. If i can do 3.4Ghz with just 1.33v how high do you think i can go? Well i'll tell you, i have hit in excess of 3.8Ghz. Robilar is using 1.5v for his overclock and i'm using nowhere near that kind of Vcore. So they have the same limits.

They are truly a waste of money, i for one would not be happy spending 3x the amount for the same performance. That's what overclocking is about, mid range prices for high end performance.

The best advice i can give ppl is buy a CPU with the highest multi available that's not an extreme CPU, for the Quads i'd say the Q6700 due for release July 22nd with a X10 multi.
 
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Yes, the multiplier is, IMO, as high as you'd ever need it to be with an e6600 and definitely with an e6700. Heck, I run my e6600 at 8x instead of 9x.... 400FSB to match the RAM at a decent, stable 3.2GHz compared to stock 2.4. What a great CPU.
    
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post #16 of 20
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the reason i want you to consider it with price aside is that i am getting it as a present/gift (sweet gift if u ask me). So if i have one, could i run 333 with 11× multi and can i go any higher in terms of multiplier?
    
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the reason i want you to consider it with price aside is that i am getting it as a present/gift (sweet gift if u ask me). So if i have one, could i run 333 with 11× multi and can i go any higher in terms of multiplier?
Yes you can go higher that's the whole point of Extreme CPU's

If your getting it as a gift go for it! If you have to pay for one yourself certainly not worth the expense.
 
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so how do you know wat is a stable multiplier for 333fsb apart from trial and error. do you have an idea?
    
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so how do you know wat is a stable multiplier for 333fsb apart from trial and error. do you have an idea?
The multi makes no difference with regard to stability, the FSB and overall clockspeed need to be stable. The Multi is there so that if you have issue's running a high FSB you run a higher multi and low the FSB.
 
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kk thanx for tha advice. Rep+
    
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