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If I do get the Q6700 then should I just spend an additional $10 to get a Q9300? They are both about the same price.
If you do not plan on OCing, then by all means get the Q9300. But it cant compete with the potential overclocking of a Q6600 or Q6700 which both have higher multipliers. The Q9300 will top out somewhere in the 450 FSB range, which means you will only get about a 3.5Hz OC.

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However, besides indisputable advantages, this new processor has one significant drawback, which may make the overclocker future of this solution quite doubtful. Although Yorkfield processors can overclock up to 4GHz (without any extreme cooling solutions involved), Core 2 Quad Q9300 cannot reach that frequency. Since the new quad-core generation started supporting 1333MHz bus, their multipliers got considerably lower. For example, Core 2 Quad Q9300 we have discussed today works with 7.5x multiplier, which doesn’t allow this processor to get past 3.4-3.5GHz because contemporary mainboards have pretty limited functionality when it comes to increasing the FSB frequency past 460-470MHz by quad-core CPUs. And this is actually even lower than the maximum frequency quad core processors from the Kentsfield family, including Core 2 Quad Q6600, can reach.
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I was actually wondering the very same thing recently as to which is better. I had heard that the multi on the 6700 was limiting, but haven't gotten the chance to look into it that much yet. For me though, I'm planning on going with liquid cooling right off the bat (only for the cpu). Maybe someone could give me feedback on the system I spec'd out:
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I was actually wondering the very same thing recently as to which is better. I had heard that the multi on the 6700 was limiting, but haven't gotten the chance to look into it that much yet.
Its quite the opposite, the x10 multi of the Q6700 is one of the benefits compared to the x9 multi of the Q6600, the x8 multi of the Q9450, and the 7.5 multi of the Q9300. Every time you go decrease the multi you have to increase the FSB. The quad cores are limited by this because the motherboards can only really provide up to a 450-470 FSB max to a quad core (the dual core is a different story, and can reach well over 500 FSB with current motherboards).
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My Q6700's VID is 1.3125

GAY
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My Q6700's VID is 1.3125

GAY
Yeah but you have a decent OC with 3.66GHz and 1.44v vcore.
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post #36 of 37
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Whoops. Just saw that the Q9300 only has a 7.5x multi. No thanks. I'm gonna go with a Q6700
    
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My Q6700's VID is 1.3125

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Man, sorry to hear that...my brand spanking new Q6700 is...1.21. Got it from Tiger
Edited by zooterboy - 5/26/08 at 1:09pm
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