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I was thinking of getting a q6600, but the difference of speed between air and water cooling is slim. Which processor will really allow me to push it with water cooling?
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Any Conroe quad.

The Q6600 not so much, but the Q6700 and up won't be as FSB limited.
    
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How about the e3110 or whatever it's called? The new Xeon?
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How about the e3110 or whatever it's called? The new Xeon?
Well the q6700 is due to drop a lot in price in late april, so why not that?
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I will probably be purchasing this in the next 2-4 months. Hopefully prices on the q6700 drop. What's the multiplier on that?
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
I will probably be purchasing this in the next 2-4 months. Hopefully prices on the q6700 drop. What's the multiplier on that?
10x multi.

I was going to look into getting that when the price drops.

However depending on the price, the Xeon versions might be something to look into, Thermal spec is at 85 instead of 70. Only issue is that their voltage range is 1.1 - 1.372, compared to 1.5 on most 65nm core 2's.
    
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Oh wow.voltage is low. That probably limits clocks a lot.
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10x multi.

I was going to look into getting that when the price drops.

However depending on the price, the Xeon versions might be something to look into, Thermal spec is at 85 instead of 70. Only issue is that their voltage range is 1.1 - 1.372, compared to 1.5 on most 65nm core 2's.
the 1.1 - 1.372 is VID and has no relevance to the amount of voltage the processor can withstand. It's just the amount of voltage the processor reports to the motherboard to boot at default clocks.
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post #9 of 13
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Any Conroe quad.
Ive never heard of a Conroe quad... I thought the only quads were the kentsfield and the yorkfields... Im pretty sure Conroe is the name for the dated dual cores, before the Wolfdale.
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I was thinking of getting a q6600, but the difference of speed between air and water cooling is slim. Which processor will really allow me to push it with water cooling?
Anything with an X in its name, except the Xeons.
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