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I am looking at possibly upgrading to a Core 2 Quad processor and have been seing a lot of Q8200 at decent prices. What the overall overclock possibilities based on my sig? I want to get the best processor that I can for the money I have available. ($100) Thanks guys.
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Best bang for the $$ is a Q6600 G0 revision - they go for ~ $100, and will hit 3.6 - 4GHZ. Personal experience with a Q8200, it barely hit 3.2ghz, and that was one of the higher clocking ones, most will hit 2.8 - 3ghz.
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I would love a Q6600. But I have not been able to find one right now for a good price.
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ok i will say on thing...sorry if i am a little harsh on you, but...
Intel Q8200=Worst Quad Core CPU for overclocking...in all history...i didnt manage to overclock it on stock cooling...AT ALL..!!! not even 100 Mhz...
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post #5 of 7
Heartl3ss: On top of the Q8200 your problem is more your mobo.

OP: You have a chance on your board, but Q8xxx in general are average at best. Does your P35 have GTL settings? (MCH and CPU reference?) If so you have a chance, but you're better off with a Q8300 or Q8400, don't consider a Q8200. Even then you'd be doing great to see 3.6 and lucky to see 3.8.

A Q6600 G0 would be pretty likely to do at least 3.6 and will outrun a Q8xxx clock for clock.
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I got a Q6600 that will run 3.6ghz that I am about to sell, as Im going to be selling off my sig rig parts and then some here soon. But it runs 3.6ghz @ 1.38v but you better have some good cooling tho as my tuniq tower was blowing out 68C on it and that was with prime95. IBT was worse was about smacking 75C =S
 
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
I got a Q6600 that will run 3.6ghz that I am about to sell, as Im going to be selling off my sig rig parts and then some here soon. But it runs 3.6ghz @ 1.38v but you better have some good cooling tho as my tuniq tower was blowing out 68C on it and that was with prime95. IBT was worse was about smacking 75C =S
What kind of deal would you run on the Chip, Mobo, and RAM as a set? I have been looking to upgrade my mobo so I can pass this one on to my fiance. going DDR3 would be icing on the cake as DDR2 is kinda on its way out. and of course the proccy.
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