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I could probably read a guide on this but I'm about to head to bed.

I'm just wondering why you want to spend $1,000 on a Core 2 Extreme processor.

The Q6600 operates at 2.4Ghz with a FSB of 1066Mhz along with 128+128L1 and 2x4MB for L2

The QX6700 has the same specs except for its running at 2.66Ghz.

They both operate at the same voltage range and have the same media instructions.

Sooo...an extra $500 for an extra 200Mhz? I'm just assuming these Core 2 Extreme's are some kind of overclocking beast or something along those lines
    
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Not worth it...

QX Extreme processors have unlocked multipliers and can go a lot higher, hence the price.

I would advise to go with the q6600 and just overclock it. It's definitely NOT WORTH the money since that can pretty much buy you the rest of your system.
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Hmm I guess I can see the unlocked multiplier being an advantage but given that it still operates at the same Voltage how much further could one get with a QX6700 over someone with a standard Q6600?
    
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Not worth it but with the unlocked multi, it is a dream chip for these people who like to do extreme OC/benchmark.
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well your limits would be cooling for the most part
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well your limits would be cooling for the most part

Yeah don't forget the extra heat you get with a QX

Mine runs about 15°c hotter with the same vcore as my Q6600.
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post #7 of 15
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Not worth it...

QX Extreme processors have unlocked multipliers and can go a lot higher, hence the price.

I would advise to go with the q6600 and just overclock it. It's definitely NOT WORTH the money since that can pretty much buy you the rest of your system.
If you are required to run at stock (i.e. corporate environmnent) and need the extra power, then it maybe worth it.
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If you are required to run at stock (i.e. corporate environmnent) and need the extra power, then it maybe worth it.
I can't see a corporate environment requiring an extra 260 Mhz especially at that premium. I think the Extreme editions are just that: extreme. They are meant for those freaks over at XS that want to hit 5+ Ghz.
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Hmm I guess I can see the unlocked multiplier being an advantage but given that it still operates at the same Voltage how much further could one get with a QX6700 over someone with a standard Q6600?
The unlocked multi can achieve higher clocks for the most because it isn't limited by the FSB as much as a locked multi.

Sometimes the FSB limits the OC of a CPU, with an unlocked multi you can simply put it on a higher multi. This will achieve higher clocks and take some strain off the multi.

But yes, definitely not worth it for your average OC'er.
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post #10 of 15
1000.00???
I struggled shelling out 225.00 for the one I got.
Man Id never spend 1000.00.
Frugal. Not tight.
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