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1. What is the highest/fastest/max QuadCore I can put on my mobo?
2. What would be the best QuadCore to get for my board?


I'm thinking about getting rid of my C2D E6600 and going for a C2Q...but I'm not sure if there is a "ceiling" for the CPU's. I'd also like to know if there is an awesome overclocking C2Q out there. I love my E6600 to death 'cause it's OC's like it aint nobody bizzness, but I want something better, of course!
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post #2 of 23
The 680i boards are better suited to duo's for overclocking. I think evga revised theirs so it depends on which revision you mobo is.
Either go with the Q6600 (G0 stepping) or the Q6700 as there is not much in price differnce now. Both are excellent OC'ers.
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post #3 of 23
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I have the A1 revision.

I was looking at the Q6600, but I was just curious if I should go higher.

Thanks for the suggestion either way!
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post #4 of 23
The A1 680i is the best quad overclocker.
Id go with the q6700 as its so close in price to the q6600 now.
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post #5 of 23
The Q6600 is a great chip and overclocks very well indeed. Good price now too, well worth the invesment. I wouldn't go for an QX6x00 as the Q6600 will clock up just as well for much less money.
I dont think the 680i supports 45nm so the new quads are out of the question in that case.
Go for Q6600 for sure!
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post #6 of 23
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So now the next question is... is it worth spending the money to go from a E6600 to a Q6600? I use my rig just to play games on and I'm talking about the latest and greatest games. In the next few months I will also be bumping my RAM up to 8GBs, not sure if that really makes a difference in making a decision if it's actually worth upgrading to a Q6600. Thanks again to everyone for their time and opinions!
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post #7 of 23
id get the q6700, and theres no real need for 8 gigs


also th e T1 is a good quad overclocker also
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
id get the q6700, and theres no real need for 8 gigs
So can you give me a reason why? Does it overclock better (more then .2GHz better)? I compared them and the only diff I see is the 6700 is .2GHz faster and the L2 cache is 8MB instead of 2x4MB. Is the slight difference worth the extra $40 between the two? I definitely plan on OC'ing so that will play into my decision.

More then likely I'll get the Q6600 because I doubt the Q6700 will be able to OC much more then the Q6600... but I need reasons to spend the extra cash for the Q6700.
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post #9 of 23
most q6700 i have seen hit 3.8 plus with under 1.5 vcore. it takes most q6600 over 1.5 to get to 3.8 plus
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
also th e T1 is a good quad overclocker also
The T1 and A1 are the same motherboard. The warranties and accessories just differ. The AR and TR versions of the 680i are for dual core overclocking.
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