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Purely overclockability-wise, which is better and cooler?
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q6700 should be able to go farther, because of the 10x multi.

but tbh if you're looking at a quad today in that price range, get a q9300.

i hit 3.45GHz with no trouble at all on the board you've got in your sig. while it won't clock as high as the q6700 or q6600 and has a smaller L2 cache, it's clock/clock performance is significantly faster, it uses less power, and handles SSE4.1 instructions, which the others don't.
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Q6700, they have a higher multi (10) and they generally have lower VID's than the Q6600s.
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Originally Posted by TriBeCa View Post
q6700 should be able to go farther, because of the 10x multi.

but tbh if you're looking at a quad today in that price range, get a q9300.

i hit 3.45GHz with no trouble at all on the board you've got in your sig. while it won't clock as high as the q6700 or q6600 and has a smaller L2 cache, it's clock/clock performance is significantly faster, it uses less power, and handles SSE4.1 instructions, which the others don't.
A Q6x00 will completely dominate a Q9300 any day of the week because of the Q9300's 7.5x multiplier.

And you should get a Q6700. A Q6600 and a Q6700 are the exact same thing, but Intel limits the Q6600's multiplier to 9x, as where the Q6700 has a 10x multiplier.

I personally would have bought a Q6700 instead of my Q6600, but back then it was double the price, and to me that wasn't worth a 10x multiplier.
Edited by mrtn400 - 5/18/08 at 3:07pm
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And they reserve the better chips for the q6700
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Honestly from what I've seen here and with my own Q6700 it's pretty much up to the vid lottery whether or not you gain anything from the 6700. Some people here have reported vids as low as 1.25! Mine is 1.3. I've seen higher reported. If you get one with a high vid then you will not really have the ability in practical, real-life usage to overclock any higher than the average Q6600. But if you get one with a low vid, those seem to be scoring some very nice OCs. This is just going from what I've seen here and from my own recent experience. I've got four more good fans coming in tomorrow and once I get those installed I'm going to see how high I can take my 6700 and still stay within decent temps and voltage.

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post #7 of 27
I would go for the Q6700. The multi is higher, and these new Q6600's just dont o/c as well as the older ones.
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post #8 of 27
If you have a good mobo and a watercooling setup, you should go for the q6700 due to the fact you will run into a fsb wall or volt. issue before a temperature issue. The 10x multi really shines when you have a good cooling solution. otherwise, you should go for the q6600 on air. With a TRUE, you should be able to hit 3.2 with no problem, and 3.4-3.6 if youre lucky.
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Q6700.....the higher multi helps.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
I would go for the Q6700. The multi is higher, and these new Q6600's just dont o/c as well as the older ones.
I agree, been hearing that a lot lately. Otherwise it would be q6600 hands down before
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