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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by arjo_reich View Post
What's the characteristics of a "bad" Q6600 with G0 stepping? Is it a higher VID? I've had mine for a year now and it's VID is 1.2750v but I run 3.0Ghz stable at 1.232v :shrug:

I keep hearing references that at some point in the last six months ago another batch came out that was sub-par but I've not found anything concrete listing what or why...

Some of the newer ones hit a wall at 3.2-3.4ghz and require loads of voltage to go further.

Your CPU is hardly overclocked tbh, it's a shame not to push it MUCH farther!
    
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post #12 of 27
Yes all of them are G0's but apparently they have high vid's nearly 1.3 . A quad with a higher vid will need more voltage to stay stable and thus will not clock as high as the ones with lower vid's.

My quad has a vid of 1.325. I can barely get it to 3.6Ghz @ 1.6V but it does not stay stable at that speed.
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post #13 of 27
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This sunday i'm doing 400 bucks worth of Christmas shopping and 200 of it is already going to a RockBand and X360 bundle. So I was thinking to get a Q6600...but also thinking to get a monitor, but then I figured 1280 was a decent res so then I thought about speakers, but I have 4.2 sound, so..What should I do?...I'll be going to Microcenter to get this stuff...
Dude def. get a new monitor. Gaming on a 26" now and don't know how I ever lived without it!
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Oh...Well from what i've heard here, I'll got for a monitor. I found the perfect monitor for me. 22" ViewSonic, 1080P res..Thanks all for this help
 
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Your mom's out of her mind. Not wanting to save money?!?
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post #16 of 27
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Some of the newer ones hit a wall at 3.2-3.4ghz and require loads of voltage to go further. Your CPU is hardly overclocked tbh, it's a shame not to push it MUCH farther!
Oh, I'm sure your right but ultimately I'm just taking it slow as I look for the most rock-solid OC that I can run 24/7 that is virtualization-friendly as well.

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Oh...Well from what i've heard here, I'll got for a monitor. I found the perfect monitor for me. 22" ViewSonic, 1080P res..Thanks all for this help
wonderful. youll enjoy 1080.
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post #18 of 27
You have the same motherboard I have and the q6600 will not oc that well on it. If you want a good chip and are going to Micro Center, they have the e8400 in store for $150 which is a pretty good deal.
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post #19 of 27
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Your mom's out of her mind. Not wanting to save money?!?
Hey, her card, not mine man

I can't wait to watch a movie in that res
 
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His 650i board wouldn't be good for OCing regardless.
650i is a great beginners board, I got an E8500 3.5 GHz stable 24/7 for my first OC.
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