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Core 2 Q6600 overclocking secretly improved?

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http://www.maxitmag.com/hardware-rev...-improved.html

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Reading trough this Intel document, one sees that the power needed has been reduced by 10W and the "operating temperature" has been raised 11ºC. Both characteristics help the overclocking capabilities of the chip, bringing it to par with the rest of the Core 2 line.
    
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Secretly?

Intel makes revision improvements across all it chips. This has been true for years, and it not just exclusive to the G0 revision of Core 2 Duo.

The reason that thermal designations and Tcase were changed were for OEMs to be able to make quieter and smaller PCs...

This isn't really news I am afraid.
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Secretly?

Intel makes revision improvements across all it chips. This has been true for years, and it not just exclusive to the G0 revision of Core 2 Duo.

The reason that thermal designations and Tcase were changed were for OEMs to be able to make quieter and smaller PCs...

This isn't really news I am afraid.
Didn't you see that I have put a question mark ?
    
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Nice. Woot for all the Q6600 owners.
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Didn't you see that I have put a question mark ?
Then it should be located in the Intel > CPUs section of the forum. Not news...
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It's a secret because Intel didn't hold a carnival announcing it to the world. I hope that increased operating temp doesn't induce a spike in returned CPU's.
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It's a secret because Intel didn't hold a carnival announcing it to the world. I hope that increased operating temp doesn't induce a spike in returned CPU's.
Intel specifies an increased tolerance of Tcase, which is the temperature of the surface of the IHS, not the core of the CPU.
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Is this only for the G0 Stepping? Because, I just ordered:

-Zalman 9700LED CPU Cooler
-2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 Ram
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor
-Asus P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP Motherboard

I probably got a B3.

By the way, this isn't a secert. Go read the: GO, SLACR Thread.
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