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I'm limited by mix matched ram at the moment since my rig gets unstable after I go over 3ghz with the E7200 so I'd say I would probably get near that with the Q6600 but I probably won't be able to get it to 3ghz cause of that and that it's a B3 revision.
well then it's ram's fault, not the board or cpu
    
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They probably got convinced by somebody to make an upgrade when they really didn't need it. Some more RAM and Windows 7 and it would have been like new. Though what they used it for it was probably just fine but it's all speculation at this point. So out of curiosity what other specs did it have?
Asus IPIBL-LA mobo
Some random brand psu named Hipro 300watt
2x 512mb Samsung Ram
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and the graphics card was a Asus 8400gs
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post #23 of 34
this is a no brainer, use the q6600, its better than your e7200 for sure.
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post #24 of 34
I know that exact PC I put up an ad on craigslist for gaming rigs and had some services as well overclocking was one of them, the guy wanted me to overclock it on the stock motherboard, I manged to do a BSEL mod on it Asus IPIBL-LA and had it running at 3ghz. I ended up selling him my P5Q vanilla and hard drives he has it a 3.6 right now.
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I went and got some thermal paste and I'm running it now. It seems my idle temps are around 45-50 after some testing and max it hit 62 which is the max temp on the intel site :S

Now I just need to get speed fan to see if I can set my fan speed higher.

I have seen a improvement in fps in need for speed hot pursuit since with my E7200 I was getting 15-25 fps when there was alot of action around me. Now I get 30 minimum and a max of 60fps which with the E7200 I would only get around 45fps
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post #26 of 34
See if you can get 3.0. Careful though, too much may blow up that G31.
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post #27 of 34
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I went and got some thermal paste and I'm running it now. It seems my idle temps are around 45-50 after some testing and max it hit 62 which is the max temp on the intel site :S

Now I just need to get speed fan to see if I can set my fan speed higher.

I have seen a improvement in fps in need for speed hot pursuit since with my E7200 I was getting 15-25 fps when there was alot of action around me. Now I get 30 minimum and a max of 60fps which with the E7200 I would only get around 45fps
Is the vcore set manually? If its on Auto it could be over volting which could cause the excess heat. I know when I first installed my Q6700 on my P5B, it defaulted to 1.5v!! It had a VID of 1.26. Luckily for me, I noticed that immediately.
    
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post #28 of 34
With that crappy motherboard Q6600 isn't getting very far. If trying, that mobo will probably blow up because og that crappy Voltage vrm's MSI provides.
    
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post #29 of 34
The VRM's should still be fine if he can manage 3Ghz. My P5B (vanilla) could handle my Q6700 up to 3.5Ghz, but it would shut down during Prime. I probably wouldn't go much over 3Ghz if you want to keep that Mobo for any amount of time.
    
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post #30 of 34
My brothers gigabyte g31 board overclocked his Q6600 to 3.0 easily. So hopefully your msi g31 should do the same.
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