Originally Posted by Cyph3r
This thread is stressing me out.
OP you came in here asking how to spend you're money, but you're not listening? Whats the ******* point?
You dont need to convince us.
chill out brah.
I didn't like the suggestions I was getting.
I asked 780i now or GTX 470 now.
I didn't ask to upgrade to sandybridge, nor did I say I wanted to.
I asked something pretty simple and got a bunch of: don't waste your money, go sandybridge.
My Q6600 if it can go to 3.6GHz would be more than enough for me and SLI GTX 470's will match nicely.
So I decided mobo first, card after. Pretty easy answer which only one poster suggested (which is what I was thinking).
So um, wut?
Originally Posted by |WD-40|
That's also not your only problem, I had a Q600 before I bought my i7 930.
1.4 on the vCore is high, and your only at 3.4GHz.
My past with the Q6600 and from what I researched when I owned one showed that the later/last batches (2008) where not as good as the originals (2007) and topped off around 3.5 GHz. With mine I was only able to get 3.4 GHz on an EVGA 750i. The 750i's are identical to the 780's just with one less PCI 2.0 x16 slot. I felt like the chip could have done more, but sitting at 1.42 on the vCore which was in the red was only 3 steps away from maxing the voltage at 1.5 and even at that, it would not post.
I give you a +1 for effort though, I do miss my 775 rig.
Thanks man. I hope I can do 1.5v at 3.6 GHz. Do note though that I'm running water so 1.55v would be my max vcore
Originally Posted by Rangerscott
I personally didn't think the 780i was a good overclocker with two of my Q6600's. The 680i did a lot better, but I do have a 780i sitting in it's box.
I hope I can be one of the few that can do 400FSB with the 780i and Q6600's Edited by jam3s - 1/5/11 at 6:10pm