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how can i tell the difference between the new Q6600 and the old Q6600?

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i wanna get a Q6600 off ebay or amazon probably but im not sure how to tell whether its the old Q6600 (GO) or the new Q6600. i would like to get the old version because ive heard it overclocks much better. i dont know why intel would make a new version that is worse than the old one.
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The G0 Q6600's have an sSpec# of SLACR... the older ones (B3) have the sSpec# of SL9UM...

The sSpec can be found on the chip itself, or the retail box...

As for the difference between newer and older G0's, you can't really tell other than the manufacturing date... you can check the batch on the side of the box or the on the chip to see what week it was manufactured in...
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You mean new reversion or old reversion of G0. To have a estimate idea is to ask what the VID is. If it under 1.3 volts is most likely the old reversion. The lower the VID the better it is but it doesn't work like that all the time.
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