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I say GO FOR IT
    
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In that respect the Q6600 most likely wont get you to 3.6 unless your an uber OC'er and have some REALLY nice stuff installed but I would say at LEAST 3.0 is attainable maybe even 3.2 or lil more
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post #13 of 29
i would say most quads reach 3.6 at around 1.5vcore. mine takes that but others reach 3.6 at a lower vcore.
   
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Yea like I said its possible but also look at yer RAM and mobo. The G Skillz and 780i's from what ive heard are pretty good OC'ers. Also, I dont have much experience with the quads as of yet but will be doing some research once I put the money together for the new quad core folding rig ill be building in next couple weeks. Ill gladly spend 400$ just to get to build another computer and I have an excuse for wifey. "But honey Im saving peoples LIVES here by folding dont you SEE!!!!"
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post #15 of 29
Thread Starter 
ok im running a e6600 right now at 1.3vcore at 3.6 i think i have a board thats up to the task
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Is it a GO or a B3 stepping Q6600?
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Holy crap yes! I wish I were in your shoes right now!
 
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post #18 of 29
E6600 = $120.00 shipped max, Q6600 = $160.00 shipped minimum.

You could just sell the quad and buy an E7200 or something, and it will do better than the E6600, and you'll be making a profit.
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Originally Posted by mjones1052 View Post
In that respect the Q6600 most likely wont get you to 3.6 unless your an uber OC'er and have some REALLY nice stuff installed but I would say at LEAST 3.0 is attainable maybe even 3.2 or lil more
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If its a Q6600 GO, it will do 3.6 with decent air cooling. period. I've had just shy of a dozen that I have used for builds and not one of them failed to do 3.6 (9x400). some needed more or less vcore (1.5 being tops) depending on the chips' individual VID.

Anything over 3.6 is a crapshoot though.

Set your vcore to 1.5, FSB to 400, leave your ram alone and watch the temps. If the temps are within reason, start trying to notch down the vcore while testing for stability.

nothing UBER about it.
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post #20 of 29
yea like i said not too up to speed on the quads yet
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