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I just bought a new q6600. Do i need to let it run for a while before i OC it?
    
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Originally Posted by jadan2000 View Post
I just bought a new q6600. Do i need to let it run for a while before i OC it?
Of course not....just make sure your temps are ok before you start cranking it up. Use Core Temp and check your CPU temps. http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 
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No, I've never heard of anything like that.. I've heard of people that don't even boot to windows and just go straight to the bios and crank up the settings.
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No, it does nothing. Overclock away! Some say it allows thermal paste to settle in but I done it so many times and never got even a 1c diference.
     
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great thx for the info guys!!
    
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