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The Q6700 will consistently do 3.8 on air. The Q6600 will not unless you get a golden VID.

the Q9300 is a POS...
i donno about the consistently, but i do agree the recent q6600's left a lot to be desired.
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post #12 of 15
no ones mentioned that the 6700 has a 33% more cache than the 9300 if you need more reason to get the 6700 ^_^
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post #13 of 15
I would opt for either a Q6600 or a Q6700, not a Q9300. Same reasons as everyone else said, the 9300s multi is a limiting factor, and also it's sensative to voltages, more so than the 65nm Quads. I would go for the Cheaper Q6600, seeing how the Q6700 won't clock much further on air.

Also, VID isn't the be all end all, some Q6600 chips with nasty VID run 3.6 at 1.4 or even lower, and I've even seen some B3's run cooler than my G0.

But generally speaking, it would be safe to assume that a lower VID would yeild higher Overclocks.

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post #14 of 15
Q6700 will be a better OCer. I have got my Q9300 to 3.4Ghz stable but I know the Q6700 can go much higher. Unless he is trying to find a cure for cancer while playing his games I don't see the need to go past 3.0Ghz, other than bragging rights. LoL I got my Q9300 for GFx rendering that will use SSE4.
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Q6700 > Q9300
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