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i dont want something crack headed i just want a nice 3.0 extremely stable cool and durable
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Either one will do... but over 3.0GHz isn't crackheaded

Come on... give the chips some credit
    
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This is my first OCing experience also, but I found it very easy with the mobo I have. But once again I had to update the BIOS for it to OC my 45nm proc. Updating was easy as burning the uptade to a CD and restarting the puter with the CD in the drive. And if you get stuck there are plenty of people to help you as long as you ask.
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well if it didnt hurt it then why wouldn't there be factory clocked 4.0s everywhere other then from 5000$ alien ware
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Someone say Crackhead?
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Someone say Crackhead?
O.o
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well if it didnt hurt it then why wouldn't there be factory clocked 4.0s everywhere other then from 5000$ alien ware
Intel rates the Q6600 for 1.5v vcore. But that will generate a lot of heat. I would base your overclock on the vcore you have to run. Some chips can run 3.6GHz at 1.38v vcore, others cant even run 3.4GHz at that. So if you find your chip can run higher then 3.0GHz at 1.35v vcore, I would push it a little and see how high it goes with 1.35v. You can go 1.4v vcore easily with the Tuniq. Really it is only the vcore that kills a chip. Here are the intel specs on the Q6600:



And just a side note, Chozart is one of the most knowlegeable members on this forum, I take his advice for truth.
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post #48 of 53
Because not every chip can hit 4.0GHz.

3.0GHz is basically a guaranteed overclock in most situations, and easy to achieve without much tinkering.

Higher overclocks need a little more tinkering (and thus time). Time is the key word here. Manufacturers like Alienware don't want to spend too much time getting a stable overclock on a rig they sell (since time = money). Thus, they only slap a quick and easy overclock on their rigs, and pump up the sales price since they sell an 'overclocked' rig.

Experience from many members here has shown that a good version of any of the CPUs discussed here (Q9300, Q6600, and Q6700) can hit over 3.0GHz. Of the ones currently on sale, the Q6700 is the winner (current Q6600's don't seem to clock that high, but still an easy 3.0GHz).
    
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i'd get the Q6600 and oc it to 3.6
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Quote:
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Get the Q6600, current Penryn duos and quads are not all that fascinating. Put them to 1.4v and they risk dying in days....
I second that.
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