|But there is also the chance that the CPU wouldn't like 400FSB, and that the TT not be able to keep the 95W Q6600 under 73C, and wether the Swiftec copper RAM sinks would be enough for the mosfet cooling... and what about the life of the board... hummm... I am too noob to weight the pros and cons... CL3, can you think aloud about whether to do or not to do this mod?
If you want to perform the mod..and you are comfortable with your own experience..soldering etc, then by all means yes! Get to it! Total cost for those supplies is ~15$ if you already have a 'detail' soldering iron.
The downside to your current setup is that you only have a 2mb cache on your cpu...the larger cache size would benefit more from having the increased GTLv, as more cache will want to draw more volts.
The plus side, is that you have a fairly inexpensive cpu, [now] and it is perfect for "testing" the mod
I would not recommend sticking the Q4 in the newly mod'd mobo, until a marathon of testing has been completed on it.
*Dont forget, you always risk ruining the mobo, so take your time and make sure everything is perfect, twice, before you start it up for testing. Also, set your 'trimmers' or VR's, with a voltmeter before you start up! Every decrease of 15ohms should produce ~.5v ...
I am using the tuniq on my Q6600...idling right around 28-29c @ 3ghz, using shin-etsu'...I havent lapped the cpu or the HS yet either ..I have just been too busy to 'pay' with the quad...and yes..those swiftech sinks' are perfect for 'fet cooling.