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one pretty big problem with the q6600, the new batches can't overclock for your life the older ones are beastly with overclocks though, so if you can find one, go for it.
oh, and may i recommend a gigabyte ep45-ud3p, it's a beast overclocker and its only about $130 USD i think
That's the M/B I have and, after much discussion on this topic of a slipperly slope of VIDs on newer batches of the Q6600 i finally managed to dig up a topic on another forum that's running a poll on this very question. The scariest thing is some of these new VID that are coming out are actually **higher** than some of the old B3's. As Kenau would say, like Whoa...

What is your VID on your Q6600 G0 Stepping?

I'm going to start pushing my G0 upwards again tonight but methinks i might have a sleeper because even though my VID is 1.2750v I'm already running 3.0Ghz stable at 1.232v ... but we shall see, they don't call it a "wall" for nothing.
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Well it's a pretty good clue that the Q6600 G0 revision is probably close to the end of its manufacturing. Either they'll do a third revision, or more likely, end-of-life it.
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IMO and others the E8400 is better in games, so if your looking for a generally great cpu for a gaming machine and an UNREAL overclocker, go for the e8400, i love mine

if you want any info or help, pm me!
Edited by noodle - 12/16/08 at 5:00am
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I keep hearing, if you do gaming while surfing while watching a film while encodeing somthing else lol.
But who realy does that? The only thing that limits multi tasking on my rig is HDD trafic!
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Q66 ftw, most recent games are optimized for quads, and vista sevice pack 2 is just around the corner, the e8400 is a very good CPu i have owned one and it was great but if you can get a quad and clock it nicely, you ll be more than happy, you can do so much more, i have my q66 @ 4.0 and i can do so much, i find myself ripping a DVD, listening to music, downloadint stuff and gaming at the same time with no probss and there is more to it, if you use photoshop or 3d render program you will notide the diference instantly, it used to take me a whole night for me to render a 3dsmax project e8400 @ 4.2ghz and now it takes me at least 1 to 2 hours less


just go quad get a 9450 or 9550 and youll be damn happy till 2010 lol
    
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I keep hearing, if you do gaming while surfing while watching a film while encodeing somthing else lol.
But who realy does that? The only thing that limits multi tasking on my rig is HDD trafic!
Core 2 Duo, GHz Monster :-)
hahah really well i do, and compare your 3dmark score with mine and you see the diference a quad makes
    
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Get the Q6600 if you plan on keeping it for 2 years. Dual cores will become just like single cores are now useless in gaming.
I'll keep it 1~1.5year MAX.

So you guys recommend Q6600 ? I'll OC it as high as possible .. G0 is better btw than B3 or wotever..?
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I'll keep it 1~1.5year MAX.

So you guys recommend Q6600 ? I'll OC it as high as possible .. G0 is better btw than B3 or wotever..?
I would recommend Q6600, because the future's games will be supported by 4X processors and it'll give more performance.

Buy it and overclock it to the limits and you'll be very happy of your excellent performance.

G0 version is able to overclock higher, I'm not sure what else.
post #39 of 52
You'd be very unlucky to receive a B3 quad since they went to G0 ages ago.

I would try to buy one off the bay, and ask the seller if they can read you the stepping on the front of the CPU might get lucky and find a really good one
    
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I would get a q6600 g0 SLACR, or else if you just game, get the cheapest e8400 and upgrade in a couple years.
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