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post #11 of 35
For 3.0 ghz get the Q6600.

If you want higher overclock get the Q6700.
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post #12 of 35
Mate dont bother with 3GHz, 3.2GHz is a much nicer number

3.2-3.4 Isnt pushing it to its limits at all, people have the Q6600 @4GHz - Thats pushing it to its limits =P

I'd say get the Q6700

Dont waste money on the QX

Scan have the Q6700 for £173

Brilliant service from em always

Oh and for cooler, the Zalman 9700NT looks don ^^
    
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post #13 of 35
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I'll stick with my asus cooler it the same a design as tunqi tower.
post #14 of 35
I wouldnt go for the QX6700. While the multi is unlocked, it is still a B3 core and will have issues with heat. The max temp for the B3 is 65°C, so only get it if you have WCing.

As others have said, get the Q6700. I am getting booed less and less for saying so as the new Q6600s are proving to not OC as well.
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post #15 of 35
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Ok i will not get a QX6700 i'll stick with a Q6600 or Q6700
post #16 of 35
If you're only sticking around 3.0ghz.. i would go for the Q6600, if you're trying to get 3.8ghz-4ghz for bench reasons, i'd get the Q6700.
Though not all Q6700 is able to reach above 3.8 ghz. let alone 3.75ghz
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post #17 of 35
Q6600 and use the Extra $ for a great HSF like a TRUE + High speed Fan.
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post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
Q6600 and use the Extra $ for a great HSF like a TRUE + High speed Fan.
ah, nearly forgot about cooling, smart idea.
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post #19 of 35
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Ok why have i got to buy a great cooler the asus i have is getting a great reviews.

But I can see what you are saying the ye olde TRUE and the tunqi tower are the legendary cooler I must admit that

I'll be getting a Q6600 and bumping it up in 1% phases
2.4
2.45
2.5
2.55
2.6
2.65
2.7
2.725
2.75
2.775
2.8
2.81
2.82
and so on

How would you guys bump it up i have always been told to do it in small steps and always run a Prime test after each step
post #20 of 35
Well I have a Xeon 3210 which is stock at 2.13ghz. I jumped right from stock to 3.0 ghz on stock voltage and never looked back. This baby is stable for hours of gaming and video rendering. I used an eight hour loop of OCCT for stability testing. Never missed a beat. I am pretty sure you could bounce to 3ghz easily with the Q6600 too, but moving up in steps is the correct way to do it
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