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post #11 of 34
Or get a Q6700 ...

This bench was fairly simple on air (not Prime stable, though). Ran for a few minutes then crapped.

This screeny was from yesterday with a room ambient of 20C.

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I run at 3.8ghz daily and stable.

This winter I'm going to driveway bench this thing until it's a pile of slag.

    
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post #12 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Or get a Q6700 ...

This bench was fairly simple on air (not Prime stable, though). Ran for a few minutes then crapped.

This screeny was from yesterday with a room ambient of 20C.

...


...

I run at 3.8ghz daily and stable.

This winter I'm going to driveway bench this thing until it's a pile of slag.

^ Agreed... IMHO a q6700 is more future proof than an e8400/e8500. In fact I just bought mine off newegg(5/13) and landed a L727A I'm currently undervolted @ 1.136V and overclocked @ 3.0ghz completely stable. Here are a couple OCs/Benches I've run with as much vCORE as I'm willing to feed this CPU given my current ambients in oh so sunny FL.

Attachment 73327Attachment 73328Attachment 73329Attachment 73330Attachment 73331




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^ Agreed... IMHO a q6700 is more future proof than an e8400/e8500. In fact I just bought mine off newegg(5/13) and landed a L727A I'm currently undervolted @ 1.136V and overclocked @ 3.0ghz completely stable. Here are a couple OCs/Benches I've run with as much vCORE as I'm willing to feed this CPU given my current ambients in oh so sunny FL.

Attachment 73327Attachment 73328Attachment 73329Attachment 73330Attachment 73331
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post #14 of 34
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Okay sweet. Thanks a bunch guys. So either an E8400 or a Q6700...

Decisions decisions...
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post #15 of 34
As of now game barly even use 2 cores. But its always better to have more cores the a bit more GHz. Since you are going water then i would say go with the quad and increase volts to 1.5 and i am sure you will get 3.8 or even 4.
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post #16 of 34
It's extremely hard to get a Q6600 24/7 stable at 4GHz without an exorbitant amount of VCore, unless you get great VID chip. You're better off getting a 45nm quad for the chances of 4GHz 24/7. I can run 3dmark at 4 GHz though....


BTW even though most games aren't coded for quads, VIsta handles the quad nicely........I would recommend it.

I would also recommend the X38 based DFI board as well.....more memory OCing options with the X38, plus better memory performance. You will also have the chance for full 16x/16x Crossfire, which will yield much better performance than the 16X/4X Crossfire on the P35. The P35 shouldn't even be considered Crossfire, as the 4X slot communicates through the DMI bus....
Edited by binormalkilla - 5/17/08 at 6:56pm
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post #17 of 34
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But i don't plan on having crossfire or anything. Just a very fast PC :-D. I game but nothing to extreme...
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post #18 of 34
i would get the E8400. its a very fast chip and overclocks like mad.
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post #19 of 34
Just like everyone else has said:

e8400 can hit 4.0 GHz easy, on average
Q6600/Q6700 need a lot of vcore to hit those high speeds. vcore is almost exponential when you get past 3.4 on a quad.
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Just like everyone else has said:

e8400 can hit 4.0 GHz easy, on average
Q6600/Q6700 need a lot of vcore to hit those high speeds. vcore is almost exponential when you get past 3.4 on a quad.
After 3.6 but not 3.4.......I could get 3.4-3.6 with a relatively low VCore. I usually test with ballpark voltage at 3.4, then go up until I need more VCore though
After that I see how low I can go at an acceptable speed.
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