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Bursting the GO stepping Q6600 bubble

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Basically results so far show no real improvement over B stepping Q66000

However the E6850 is a charmer....
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I was waiting for this, rarely is hype like this ever justified. i was hoping the E6750 would do better though so it seems that the e6850 is the new it CPU, like the E6600. Unless over time they rise to the occasion i might have to see if i can get a e6600/e6700 on the cheap.
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unless if i am missing something, the op in the XS thread wasnt even testing the Q6600. Besides there is always luck involved in getting a decent OCable chip.
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The reviews of the E6750 and the E6850 I read in a magazine showed that the former overclocked better?
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SO where did all this hype from the GO stepping come from? Is the hype legit for the other chips that have GO stepping?
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Its the luck of the draw. The hype was created when "handpicked" G0 Q6600's were slated to OC high but people forget what handpicked means...NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO GET AN HIGHLY OVERCLOCKABLE CHIP. Once again, its all about the luck of the draw
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ||LAW||Doom View Post
Its the luck of the draw. The hype was created when "handpicked" G0 Q6600's were slated to OC high but people forget what handpicked means...NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO GET AN HIGHLY OVERCLOCKABLE CHIP. Once again, its all about the luck of the draw
That's what I thought. Just loke my e6600 oc's well and other have a hard time. I still think that a Q6600 for under $300 is a great deal and will turn a good rig into a monster
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I was waiting for this, rarely is hype like this ever justified. i was hoping the E6750 would do better though so it seems that the e6850 is the new it CPU, like the E6600. Unless over time they rise to the occasion i might have to see if i can get a e6600/e6700 on the cheap.
What I tend to do is skimp on the processor (a little) but not on the video card, and then leave the rest to a good, solid OC
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