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Originally Posted by mnishimura00 View Post
the QX6700 is not g0 stepping and has some heat issues. if you are using watercooling, id say go for it, but if you are on air, go for the Q6600 g0. it overclocks like a beast.
Correct, QX6700 has a 130watt tdp, you will never reach the same OC on air as you would with the Q6600.

OP are you sure it's a QX and not a Q?
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The 9x Multi on the Q6600 is usually more than sufficient in achieving the top overclock for the CPU, at least with conventional cooling and reasonable 24/7 Core voltages. The unlocked multi of the QX6700 could help you with temporary benchmark settings and "suicide runs", but shouldn't make too much of a difference (if any) for regular use. Anything more than a 9x multi simply isn't needed for these chips. For example, 450FSB (usually attainable) X 9 Multiplier = 4,050MHz. If you can reach 4GHz you're usually sitting pretty (most don't get this high with reasonable voltages). Up the multi to 10X and you're running 4.5GHz, which isn't very plausible for 24/7 use.

Since the QX6700 you're looking at is only $20 more, I'd grab it if you plan on using the chip to do some 'extreme' benching. Otherwise, you may want to just stick with the Q6600. I would definitely choose the Q6600 if it has G0 stepping and the QX6700 is not. The G0 stepping has higher heat tolerance, which often yields better overclocks.
    
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post #13 of 21
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Hey thanks for all the replies. I'm thinking that I will get the qx6700 and try it out. If it isnt what I really want then I was thinking ebay and buy a q6600...sound ok? Thanks
post #14 of 21
QX... the one with the unlocked multi???

i think i'd take that over a standard q66 any day: even if it isn't g0... that multi just tempts me too much.

actually, even if it is a q67, the extra boost in multi could prove useful...
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Basically the only thing that bumps the standard Q6700 up above (sorta) the Q6600 is the 10x multi...but with the unlocked multi it negates any performance potential. And then the rug is yanked out from underneath its feet by the super high TDP. Basically the only extreme quad worth looking at is the QX9650...and thats not gonna be 200$.

Q6600.
    
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For $200 I'd get the QX6700, resell it, then get the Q6600.
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For $200 I'd get the QX6700, resell it, then get the Q6600.
Hahaha! I'm not smart enough to think of those things.
    
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Only get the QX if you're water cooling or for resale.
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For $200 I'd get the QX6700, resell it, then get the Q6600.
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Hahaha! I'm not smart enough to think of those things.

I are smarts
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Hahaha! I'm not smart enough to think of those things.
actually yeah... i dont know why i didnt think of that... maybe uh... i dont backstab friends like that?
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actually yeah... i dont know why i didnt think of that... maybe uh... i dont backstab friends like that?
That's what eBay is for.
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