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Yeah it can. You guys must have really low VIDs because my 6700 won't do squat past 3.6GHz no matter what I do to it. Mine is 1.2625
My VID is exactly the same as yours. Maybe time to reexamine your BIOS settings.
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I've gotten it to boot at 4.0 once. But only once. I can get it to boot at 3.85 consistently, but nowhere near stable. I don't know, I was using 1.5+ just to try to get it to boot at 4.0, but it wouldn't. I got so sick of it corrupting the MBR of my hard drives that I gave up on it for a while. What are you guys' NB and other chipset settings at?
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I've gotten it to boot at 4.0 once. But only once. I can get it to boot at 3.85 consistently, but nowhere near stable. I don't know, I was using 1.5+ just to try to get it to boot at 4.0, but it wouldn't. I got so sick of it corrupting the MBR of my hard drives that I gave up on it for a while. What are you guys' NB and other chipset settings at?
I can't say exactly what they are atm, my rig is boxed up still from when I moved. However, my settings are very close to Robilar's guide:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
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my q6700 that i just sold did 465x8 np @ 1.49v
its your board
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I can't say exactly what they are atm, my rig is boxed up still from when I moved. However, my settings are very close to Robilar's guide:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
I use this guide too. It's very helpful.
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i ran my Q6600 @ 1.55v @ 3.6ghz for 6 months stable no probs.....max load temp was 65c
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Q6600s are virtually indestructible. The only Kentsfields I've heard of dying have been those under DICE and phase change systems that have had their nuts clocked off.
    
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post #28 of 32
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Not many ppl run their Q6600 or 6700 @ 4GHz with 1.5v. Most of them run 3.8 or 3.9 with 1.48v. I wish it's really "Virtually Indestructible", then I don't have to worry that much with 4.0GHz.
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post #29 of 32
There quite a few people who have run their quads north of 1.5V for years now actually, over at XS and OcUK. If you are watercooled its fine. Intel even specs it as 1.5 so I would not be afraid to go past that as Intels specs are obviously going to be conservative.
    
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There quite a few people who have run their quads north of 1.5V for years now actually, over at XS and OcUK. If you are watercooled its fine. Intel even specs it as 1.5 so I would not be afraid to go past that as Intels specs are obviously going to be conservative.
I actually set the vcore in the BIOS to well over 1.5v for 4 GHz because of vdroop. Sometimes the voltage spikes to 1.6v but there was never a problem
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