Originally Posted by 00Smurf
just picked up my q6600 slacr @ micro center in columbus, ohio. they have about 10 of them in stock atm. granted i had the workers searching through all their stock of 6600's to find if they had any. lol they didnt understand why i need a specific stepping. lol. but i got it for $279. they are on sale there btw.
so far i just changed the fsb to 333 or 1333fbs. its crusing along at 3.006 ghz 38/36/34/37 temps under load on a zalman cnps9700 led.
my experience with CompUSA in fairfield, OH was almost identical to yours.
I was actually able to get an employee (after 2 hrs of trying and being put on hold etc) over the phone to check the stock of 5 and verified 2/5 Q6600's were G0's (slacr) .
picked one up an hour later. it was 330$ - 50$ instant rebate = 280$