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Im thinking about taking the q6600 out of the gateway that i have and putting it into my custom build. Would that work or do gateway have their cpu's pre made some special way and aslo are their motherboards regular mobos or also pre made for them?
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You'll be fine taking the Q6600 out for another rig, I bet it's a decent overclocking chip too as it will probaly be an older batch, the motherboard though will have a locked down or very limited bios..
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You can take it out and put it any where you like....
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It will work in any Socket 775 motherboard, I knicked my E8300 from my mums dell, and put a E2180 in there instead.
    
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
I knicked my E8300 from my mums dell, and put a E2180 in there instead.
Lulz.... very nice
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post #6 of 8
It'll work just fine

There's no specialized "prebuilt CPU's"
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post #7 of 8
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nice, you guys think it will overclock better than the phenom 9600? cuz that think is bottlenecking my graphic card and i cant get it above 2.6ghz for nothing. Also what motherboard would you guys suggest.
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post #8 of 8
The Q6600, even if its the worst OCer they ever maed will kick but big time on a good MB.
Most Q6600 will do about 3400MHz and up, both of mine hit near 3900MHz with out much time invested in the OC and I had not experence in OCing the newer Intel systems. The typical 24/7 OCs are in the 34-3600MHz range.
In genera;, the CPU "VID" spec is a good indicator of its OCing potential and both mine are 1.2625v VID. Core Temp will give up the VID and the 1.26ish and below should OC very well.
You will need an aftermarket HSF to keep that Q6600 cool to get the high OCs though.

What MB you say.
What budget I say?

My DFI P35 Dark and P38 Dark OC very well
There are many great OCing socket 775 MBs for that Q6600.
    
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