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post #1 of 24
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Questions in the title
Ive ordered one of these, the Q9450 is too expensive for me hehe.

I managed to get my E6420 to 3.4Ghz which im pretty chuffed about, theres still more to go, ive ran it at 3.6Ghz but have not performed a sufficient stress test for me to keep it there.
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On average I see people running them from 3.2-3.6

My Q6600 G0 can boot into windows at 4000mhz, and I can get it stable at 3900mhz. I'm on air cooling as well. I run it 24/7 at 3600mhz, but that doesn't mean every chip will go that high.
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3.2 to 3.6 is the average. Any overclock in this range is good. As long as its stable. My chip has ran at 3.6 and thats as high as I tried to go. I keep it at 3.2 for 24/7 use. This chip is a powerhouse!
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post #4 of 24
I cant get 3.6 stable but as TREESnoseeds787 said the most peoples will do from 3.2 to 3.6ghz.
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post #5 of 24
Mine is 'stable enough' at 3.6 for me. I'm sure I could get it stable if I played around with it, but I don't feel like fine-tuning it just yet. I'm satisfied with it failing Orthos but still playing games fine.
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post #6 of 24
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Sounds pretty good.
Ill see what happens when I get mine wont I!
Have you guys overvolted the cpu, because I didnt have to with my old E6420?
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Sounds pretty good.
Ill see what happens when I get mine wont I!
Have you guys volt modded, because I didnt have to with my old E6420?
Volt modded what? Overvolted the cpu?
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no vdroop mod for the motherboard, allows you to use less vcore in the bios
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Yep iamekiller
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post #10 of 24
My B3 can hit 3Ghz

But the new G0 I'm getting can hit 3.8 apparently, according to the seller.

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