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On my Q6700, I'm probably going to be running 3.4Ghz or 3.6Ghz 24\\7, and eventually (once the thermal paste cures) push for 4Ghz for some benches (the 8800GT should perform nicely).

3.0Ghz or 3.2Ghz on a Q6600 is optimal for 24\\7 usage, any more and you put out too much heat\
uin the life of the chip for the minimal benefit of the extra speed.
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3.0Ghz or 3.2Ghz on a Q6600 is optimal for 247 usage, any more and you put out too much heatruin the life of the chip for the minimal benefit of the extra speed.
Ya, but then you get to go buy a newer and faster chip when you smoke your old one!

Edit: And the difference between a Q6600 and a Q6700 is the multiplier. I can run my 1.20VID Q6600 on stock volts at 3.1GHz, so 3.4GHz would be my basement OC. I really haven't seen many (if any) Q6700 owners out overclock their Q6600 counterparts.
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Ya, but then you get to go buy a newer and faster chip when you smoke your old one!
Good point, especially with the Nehalem around the corner.
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I think that is the number to shoot for on the Q6600. 3.4GHz is easy to attain with a decent air cooler and isn't stressing the chip in the least. 3.6GHz would be a good steady water cooled OC for summertime.
yeah i just got rid of my gpu blocks since these x2's are loading at like 45c on air and added the 360 rad from that loop to my cpu only loop so now i have 2 360 rads for my cpu with some low cfm fans. i'm also thinking around 3.6 for summer because it gets HOT in here as its an attic.
    
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yeah i just got rid of my gpu blocks since these x2's are loading at like 45c on air and added the 360 rad from that loop to my cpu only loop so now i have 2 360 rads for my cpu with some low cfm fans. i'm also thinking around 3.6 for summer because it gets HOT in here as its an attic.
Yeah, that will be a problem for me too. Ambient air where my new computer can get up to 90F in the summer, so I'll probably lower my OC duing the summer (and then max it during the winter, 62-68F is pretty chill).
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Yeah, that will be a problem for me too. Ambient air where my new computer can get up to 90F in the summer, so I'll probably lower my OC duing the summer (and then max it during the winter, 62-68F is pretty chill).
90f would be great! i'm thinking more like 110ish but thats why there is AC i suppose. i just refuse to leave it on all day while i'm at work
    
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I think that is the number to shoot for on the Q6600. 3.4GHz is easy to attain with a decent air cooler and isn't stressing the chip in the least. 3.6GHz would be a good steady water cooled OC for summertime.
3.4GHz 425x8 is perfect for me. Doesn't take much extra vcore to reach and lets me OC my ram a bit.
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yeah i just got rid of my gpu blocks since these x2's are loading at like 45c on air and added the 360 rad from that loop to my cpu only loop so now i have 2 360 rads for my cpu with some low cfm fans. i'm also thinking around 3.6 for summer because it gets HOT in here as its an attic.
I'm tempted to drop my GPU block as well. I might try the new ATI card when it comes out (4870X2 I think it is?) I don't game as much as I used to so I could turn the fan speed down for normal operation. I love the silence of a water cooled video card, but it is a hassle for changing them out.
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I think that is the number to shoot for on the Q6600. 3.4GHz is easy to attain with a decent air cooler and isn't stressing the chip in the least. 3.6GHz would be a good steady water cooled OC for summertime.
You can get good temps with air even with high ambients. Last weekend was my first run at it, 80F ambient translated to 60C at both the NB (1.49V) and CPU(450*8 1.400V). Loud as a jet with all the fans on high though

I imagine 90F abmients may test the limits, although if it's that hot, it's just too hot for my personal comfort to add another 500W of heat to the room. Hey....Even I gots thermal limits.
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You can stay @3.2 during the summer and go up to 3.6 in the winter if you like. If you are not benching then you will not easily notice any difference between 3.2 and 3.6.
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