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my q6600 at 3.4ghz bottlenecked my Oc'ed Gtx470 by about 10%
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thanx for your replies....i will be playing @ 1920*1080.. but is it possible anyhow to overclock this heaty beast to 3.6Ghz cuz i saw many users having problems to push it to 3.6..any tricks? cuz i have tried almost everything..
     
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post #13 of 27
Drop a 9550 in there.
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my core voltage is set to auto and at load it shows 1.408v
what tweakings should i do to reach 3.6Ghz..
nd whats the best cooler for Q6600

cuz right now i can only get a high end GPU to play crysis2,metro 2033nd all upcoming games almost maxed out..my only concern is bottleneck..
but sure i will get a mobo nd a cpu later..
Edited by naved777 - 2/13/11 at 8:40am
     
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post #15 of 27
What's the VID of your chip?
What sort of temps are you getting?
Why is your voltage on auto?

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my VID is 1.3125v

temps during load 39,40,36,37(as cpuz)

idle temps are 33,33,29,30(as cpuz)

my auto Vcore voltage is set to 1.408(as cpuz)
     
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post #17 of 27
Even at 3.6 there will be a huge bottleneck. I know I'm bottlenecking my 295GTX pretty badly with my CPU.
    
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It will, and quite some. I did a review (I will post it soon but don't know where exactly should I) and, with a GTX295, the difference between a Q6600 3.2ghz vs i5 2500 Stock sits at around 25%, for Stalker:COP, Metro 2033, Crysis and Lost Planet 2, at 1680x1050.

So, yeah, you will lose quite some performance.
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Since you already have a decent card, I would invest in a CPU upgrade before going on to video card upgrades. I think that CPU will indeed bottleneck the GPU.
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Quote:
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Since you already have a decent card, I would invest in a CPU upgrade before going on to video card upgrades. I think that CPU will indeed bottleneck the GPU.
Yea you might even see a higher FPS gain from going from your q6600 to a sandy bridge CPU than going from a 285 to a 580 on a q6600.
    
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