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post #1 of 19
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Hi Everyone,

I'm planning on buying a new processor soon, with the intention of overclocking it as much as possible on air.

I was wondering based on your experience, what is the best chip out there for overclocking at the moment/or soon to be available?

Personally I'm looking for a lot of performance, but bang for the buck is important.

Thanks,

Wayne.

P.S. The Q6700 has previously been brought to my attention and seems pretty good, any other suggestions?
post #2 of 19
For dually: E8400/E8500
Quad core: Q6600/Q6700

the dual cores will clock higher on air than the quads.
nuff said.
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post #3 of 19
E8400 and E8500 are incredible dual cores.

For Quad Cores, the Q6700 is by far the best choice at the moment, unless you can afford a QX9650 45nm Quads are out of the question for now. A Q9650 is coming in Q3 which will change all that.
 
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post #4 of 19
E8500 should clock higher than the E8400 due to it's 9.5x Multi.

Like moward said, duals will clock higher than Quads on air.
post #5 of 19
check out the E8190 a barebones 8400 cheap as chips, 6mb cache, 1333 FSB
45nm, should be good for 4ghz + 24/7
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post #6 of 19
ill go for q6600 q6700 quads, my q6600 g0 reached 3.6 on air without any hassle. q6700, a 10x multiplier and the pricedown.
post #7 of 19
q6600 best bang for buck !
post #8 of 19
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Q6700 is starting to sound even better :-)

Heard some news that the Q9650 will be multiplier locked though, does this just mean that you will only be able to choose a small range of mults or just 9x and thats it?

Might be worth a wait to get it with the 12mb cache/45nm
post #9 of 19
I think we should mention the pirce range. For $200, the best OC cpu E8400 and Q6600.
post #10 of 19
Q6600 or E6750. 45nm processors have too much troubles as of now, they can barely tolerate any kind of voltage above 1.38v even with water cooling while the 65nm's can take a beating when it comes to voltage.
     
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