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Well, im planning on getting a q6600 B3 for xmas..
You guys think my Earhwatts 430w can hablde a q6600 overclocked.
    
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Depends how old it is and how much you overclock.
You have 30amps.
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Depends how old it is and how much you overclock.
You have 30amps.
about 4monrhs old. 3.2ghz.
    
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Yes it can! Your old chip takes just as much if not more volts. What die is the E2160 looks like a 65nm, just like the Q6600. I think it'll equal out.

Core voltage is 0.85V-1.5V for the E2160 and the Q6600 B3.

Go here and check it out;

http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=29739

http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=29765
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why get a B3 and not a G0? are you buying it from somebody?
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why get a B3 and not a G0? are you buying it from somebody?
yes im buying it from a member here for a reasonable price.
he says the chip can reach 3.2ghz
    
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Yes it can! Your old chip takes just as much if not more volts. What die is the E2160 looks like a 65nm, just like the Q6600. I think it'll equal out.
e2160 m0 stepping.
    
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post #8 of 20
the difference between your chip currently and a q6600 reaching 3.2

is like 30-35 watts.

so yes your PSU should be perfecty fine.
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Well my system playing Crysis which i think is not fully stressing the PC consumes 440W*0.85 though it was @ 3.8Ghz with 1.4 volts. If the Quad you are getting does 3.2Ghz under 1.4 volts you are good to go.
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post #10 of 20
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Yes it can! Your old chip takes just as much if not more volts. What die is the E2160 looks like a 65nm, just like the Q6600. I think it'll equal out.
umm, no lol
volts dont mean anything, the quad uses alot more watts lol
and its 2 65nm cores in a quad compared to the 1 in the e2160
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