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post #1 of 14
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Hey,

So I might have a chance to get a Q6700 for a straight trade for my Q6600. I'd normally jump on it ASAP, but I had a question.

Do you think it'll be worth it (OC ability wise) to trade my Q6600 (VID 1.275) for a Q6700 (VID 1.325)? I'm thinking that the higher VID will impact my ability to OC when I install my WC setup.

I love the idea of having a 10x multi, but I don't think that can counteract the high VID.

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post #2 of 14
Meh.....I would just keep your Q6600. You are pretty much in the same boat.....
    
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post #3 of 14
yes.

That 10x multiplier is better. Now if the VID was like 1.4 or something maybe not but you will probably be fine.

I agree^^

Same boat so it's up to you really.

That was just my opinion
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post #4 of 14
If someone is willing to trade straight up for a cheaper CPU, there's probably something wrong with theirs.
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Originally Posted by noldevin View Post
If someone is willing to trade straight up for a cheaper CPU, there's probably something wrong with theirs.
agreed.
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post #6 of 14
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^ The thing "wrong" is the high VID. 1.325

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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by noldevin View Post
If someone is willing to trade straight up for a cheaper CPU, there's probably something wrong with theirs.
+1 to this.

I wouldn't do it at this point... This means the guy does not like his CPU for a reason.
    
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post #8 of 14
I say just stick with what you got.
    
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post #9 of 14
As it's my Q6700, if I were you, personally, I'd stick with the Q6600. It works, why switch.

On my defense however, there's nothing wrong with the CPU. It just has a higher than average VID of 1.325v. I got it 3 days ago, to be exact.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by noldevin View Post
If someone is willing to trade straight up for a cheaper CPU, there's probably something wrong with theirs.
Well, I know people offered me Q6600s for my E8400 when I first got it, so some people may just be crazy.

However, with water cooling, I think the difference between the 2 chips would be nominal, and certainly not noticeable in real world applications.
    
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