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has anyone come up with a definite decision as to whether or not the new batches of q6600's are voltage hogs or not good overclockers?
    
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Well, i bought my Q6600 G0 OEM just last month and it's doing 3.6Ghz so far. Need to do more testing but i'm waiting for my GTX 280's. I have had 3.8Ghz in my early runs.

1.2625 VID btw.
 
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It really just depends. You had a better chance at getting a good overclocker ealier on, but now it's still possible. It just depends on what you get. Hope for a low VID when you order it .
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Yeah. My VID is 1.325 or something, kinda high.
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All depends on the VID - don't forget that some stores, especially the smaller ones, will likely still have stock of the lower VID ones rather than the newer ones, so it might be worth paying that bit extra
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Your motherboard will also play a role in how far you can overclock a chip. I saw one review that had the GA X48-DQ6 take a Q6600 to 3.6 GHz. Mhill's 790i Ultra saw good overclocking performance from Maximum PC in their recent reviews of two 790i and two X48 boards. The Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 and Asus Striker II Extreme also received great reviews on their ability to overclock.
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thanks guys, thats kind of what I thought, looks like it is more of a chance thing now than it was when the G0's first came out
    
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Hey yal, i got a quick ? On Cpuz, my Stepping says B, but my Revision says G0. Does this mean i have a G0, as everyone says, stepping? Or do i have a B3? I am just kinda confused by all this. I just got this chip from the egg and have it at 3.2 atm but i think its gonna go alot higher. Thanks for your time.
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You have a GO rev


And i posted about this a few weeks ago.. A friend of mine runs a pc shop and does some high end builds, we picked up 3 Q66's from compusa in store and VID were 1.26, 1.275, 1.325... So its luck of the draw... I got mine about 3 months ago, VID 1.3125..
He got a Q6700 with VID of 1.25.. kinda made me wana go get one..

You could also browse the for sale section here for a lower VID used chip...
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Well, i bought my Q6600 G0 OEM just last month and it's doing 3.6Ghz so far. Need to do more testing but i'm waiting for my GTX 280's. I have had 3.8Ghz in my early runs.

1.2625 VID btw.
1.26Vcore @3.8 ghz on a 65nm chip???

I don't think so.

Don't know where you're taking your voltage readings from, you need to use something like everest.

I'd be lucky do get 1.26v/3.8ghz stable on my 45nm wolfdale.

My QX9650 requires ~1.3v @3.8ghz.

Check your numbers again.
    
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