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I got a core 2 extreme x6800 chip in on a trade from craigslist and was wondering if anyone has had experience OC this chip?
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I haven't played with one but I remember some 3.4-3.6GHz clock speeds weren't out of the ordinary.
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3.4/3.6GHz was standard for Q6600s so I'd expect something a bit higher but not much. Maybe 3.8GHz or 4GHz on a suicide run. It's more dependent on the chip as they are all different.

Good luck anywho.
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EDIT: Double post
Edited by jeffries7 - 3/2/11 at 9:19am
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post #5 of 10
I briefly had an X6850 that could do 3.7 GHz. X6800 should be similar.

EDIT:
I had a QX6850. I thought that model number looked strange. I never knew there were extreme Core 2 Duos.
Edited by mott555 - 3/2/11 at 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
3.4/3.6GHz was standard for Q6600s so I'd expect something a bit higher but not much. Maybe 3.8GHz or 4GHz on a suicide run. It's more dependent on the chip as they are all different.

Good luck anywho.
Q6600 is a Quad core, this is a dual core.

Should be able to hit 4 GHz+ no problem. It's more about what MOBO it's in then anything and the EP45 can take that chip to 5 GHz in the right hands.
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The X6800 series used to be the top notch for dual cores back when. Features an unlocked multiplier and is higher binned like the Xeon chips so it can handle higher temps. Excellent chip. 4GHz is not out of the question on air.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NoGuru View Post
Q6600 is a Quad core, this is a dual core.

Should be able to hit 4 GHz+ no problem. It's more about what MOBO it's in then anything and the EP45 can take that chip to 5 GHz in the right hands.
Ohhh my apologies, I got confused
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yeah these chips can go high, i say 5ghz
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thanks guys, i will let yo know how i t goes
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