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just wondering what the difference in max oc on a q6600 G0 with a true and with good water cooling?

getting a dfi dkp35 and i have some money to spare

dont know whether i should bother with wc
    
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3.6Ghz(maybe) on air, 3.7GHz(maybe) on water. On these processors voltage problems usually happen before temp problems, so water doesn't help to much.

Its a very small difference since the Q6600 are good OCers and have a high max temp.


I really think watercooling on these would be a waste of money, because a lapped ultra-120 with 2 good fans will be plenty in most cases.
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im sure ive seen q6600 builds at around 4ghz on water....
    
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im sure ive seen q6600 builds at around 4ghz on water....
Its possible but most the time they are overvolting the processor. You are only going to get 4GHz on a very good week, even then it will still most likely require you to run voltage over the intel recommended spec.

Whats your current voltage for 3.6?
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I can get to about 3.5 on air but 3.43 is whats stable for my system. I dont have the greatest cpu cooler either. Honestly, I think the q6600 at 3.0Ghz is already overkill. That being said, I would put the money elsewhere, like a better gpu or a new monitor. Just my opinion though.
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post #6 of 10
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1.6v

im not too bothered about overvolting as i upgrade pretty often anyway

as long as its stable and and within ok temps im not particularly bothered

also, ambients here in scotland are pretty low
    
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I can get to about 3.5 on air but 3.43 is whats stable for my system. I dont have the greatest cpu cooler either. Honestly, I think the q6600 at 3.0Ghz is already overkill. That being said, I would put the money elsewhere, like a better gpu or a new monitor. Just my opinion though.
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1.6v

im not too bothered about overvolting as i upgrade pretty often anyway

as long as its stable and and within ok temps im not particularly bothered

also, ambients here in scotland are pretty low
Uhh not sure it matters but thats going to likely kill your processor in under a year if not in a few months... Theres no way you need 1.6v to be stable at 3.6GHz.
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You might get a little further on watercooling, but 1.6v could kill your CPU pretty quickly, so keep a close eye on that. I have to note that air cooling in general has much better idle temps than water especially in your case since your ambients are so cold.
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Uhh not sure it matters but thats going to likely kill your processor in under a year if not in a few months... Theres no way you need 1.6v to be stable at 3.6GHz.
striker extreme = fail

i dont doubt that with the dfi dk p35 it would be less than that for 3.6V

Edit: Vdroop on this board is huge as well, im currently running at a lower clock of 3.15 because im only web browsing and from 1.525V in bios cpu-z is going between 1.425V + 1.44V
    
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