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my friend told me:

"On air, you'll find that the Q6700 doesn't overclock any further than the Q6600."

Is it true?
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Q6700 will not overclock any better then Q6600 unless you have a MB that cant do high fsb like nvidia MB.
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by shedokan View Post
my friend told me:

"On air, you'll find that the Q6700 doesn't overclock any further than the Q6600."

Is it true?
The only difference between a Q6600 and Q6700 is the multiplier. Q6700 has a 10x available. I can run 3.8GHz+ stable on my Q6700 I can get it over 3.9GHz but I never fully tried to stabilize it which I'm sure I could have it was just running a little hotter than I like for my chips to get (but still under thermal spec). I can even boot into Windows at 4GHz.

Edit for misread. Thought it said Q6700 can't OC as WELL as a Q6600. ><
post #4 of 14
Not true... Maybe in some cases... But Not True.

Some mobo doesn't like to go past a certain FSB. Most lower end mobo. The extra multi option an open up some flexibility in OC options. However... Yes... You will see a more significant bump in OC if you choose H20 as your cooling option.
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There is some truth to the fact that a Q6700 is higher binned then the Q6600, and therefore has the potential to OC higher considering Intel deemed it worthy to be sold as a superior chip. But like with most CPUs, the OCing capability comes down to luck. My Q6700 runs 3.8GHz at 1.44v vcore. Can Q6600s run that, sure...
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
There is some truth to the fact that a Q6700 is higher binned then the Q6600, and therefore has the potential to OC higher considering Intel deemed it worthy to be sold as a superior chip. But like with most CPUs, the OCing capability comes down to luck. My Q6700 runs 3.8GHz at 1.44v vcore. Can Q6600s run that, sure...
On air?

Cause I see you've got D-tek..
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post #7 of 14
They're the same chip. One is, however, binned higher. So potentially it could.

If your motherboard is FSB incapable then maybe, otherwise no.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by shedokan View Post
On air?

Cause I see you've got D-tek..
I run the same speed as Ericeod with the same volts on air. It was well within thermal spec and almost no different than my temps at 3.6GHz.
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by shedokan View Post
On air?

Cause I see you've got D-tek..
Air, water, it doesn't matter. My brother's build has a Q6700 (with a higher VID then mine) and he runs 1.42v vcore with mid 56°C load temps with a lapped TRUE. My Q6700 would run 3.8GHz at 1.44v vcore if it was running under a TRUE.

I guess I don't understand the question, or at least the logic behind your friend's comment. The higher a CPU overclocks is based on the overall clock speed it can run at a reasonable vcore.

Now if you are talking about exotic cooling, like Phase or LN2, then yes a CPU can run at a higher OC because of the drastically reduced temps (not to mention how much vcore you can push).
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I just wonder if Q6700 is worth for Air cooling atm, and at some point I will go watercooling..
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