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I am seriously considering taking advantage of Tiger Direct's offer of a Q6600 and an XFX 680i board for $500. Especially since I can just immediately sell the XFX board as new and sell my E6600 at a higher price point than if I wait until after July 22nd. I can come out ALMOST even! See the original post here.

My question is the site says the stepping is B3.
Any quad owners with a Q6600 with B3 stepping? How are your overclocking experiences with it?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Your are not going to overclock well at all on air with a quad with any stepping (Compared to a E6600). I would say you would get 3GHZ tops because of temp issues. Don't count on it. You might only get 2.8... Not sure how well your air cooler performs, i've never seen charts of it, or seen anyone here using it.

Now if you went CUSTOM top-end water, then you could get 3.0+ easily.
 
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I'm currently working on my Q6600. Having another temp issue @ 3.0ghz but I was able to post, finally. at 3.6ghz so we'll see.

I honestly think you can achieve great temps on air. I would suspect 3.4ghz @ 70c load if you take your time reseating and finding the best settings for your setup.
 
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My question is the site says the stepping is B3.
Any quad owners with a Q6600 with B3 stepping? How are your overclocking experiences with it?

Thanks in advance.

Ummm the only Q6600, or actually the only QXXX that exists in the one and only "version" of Q6600 SL9UM which has that stepping. Its not like you can get a better or worse Q6600 at this moment.
 

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My QX6800 was hot at first but after reseating the air cooler it was running 24/7 @ 3.5ghz

24/7 3.5GHZ QX6800 on air...Ummm..


Thats impossible, unless you are running the wrong stress tests to test the temps.... Most high-end water users run it at 3.2-3.4.
 

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Does your day to day computing stress 4 cores at 100% does it? wow you must run some hard core applications!

My QX6800 was on 'set and forget' and was the day to day clock speed I left it on and used it constantly with the Zalman 9700.

I would rip and burn DVDs do video editing etc etc...

So...
back to you
 

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Dunno if it's impossible, Murlocke. Without it roasting to all hell? Probably not but impossible? I don't think so.

I got my Q6600 into Windows @ 3.6ghz, just trying to get decent temps at 3.0ghz before I head up that way.
 

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Does your day to day computing stress 4 cores at 100% does it? wow you must run some hard core applications!

My QX6800 was on 'set and forget' and was the day to day clock speed I left it on and used it constantly with the Zalman 9700.

Its not a 24/7 overclock unless it can handle 100% load. If you are running your CPU at 3.5 and turn it down for gaming than its not a 24/7 overclock. Oh.. thats right you don't game... Come to think of it why do you even buy hardware like that, do you encode movies alot or something?
 

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Its not a 24/7 overclock unless it can handle 100% load. If you are running your CPU at 3.5 and turn it down for gaming than its not a 24/7 overclock. Oh.. thats right you don't game... Come to think of it why do you even buy hardware like that, do you encode movies alot or something?


You really are something else aren't you.

Run along....
 

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Oi vey..

To be fair:

Murlcoke - You've said that you don't run your PC at 100 percent all the time so your temps don't bother you. She's saying the same thing.

Cognoscenti - Most of us run Stress tests and show results to prove what we're doing. Not just to everyone else, but to verify that the hardware we're buying can do what we say so that when others come along, the information is set in stone. Running Stress Tests, to most of us here, and showing temperature results is a way of informing the community.

You're both right and wrong at the same time.
 

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You really are somethign else aren't you.

Run along....

You are giving him false information about the processor. Alright its possible, if you want your processor running at 90C on load, which isn't safe, and would make the processor life very short. Just because you set your processor to 3.5GHz and never load it because you don't game, doesnt mean he can't.

As far as I can tell all you do is buy your hardware and benchmark it.

Most people don't buy a quad core to just have it sit there on a desktop and to benchmark every now and then.

24/7, 3.5Ghz on air would not be possible for a gamer, unless he wanted the processor to last a very short time...

Stable on the desktop and stable for a short benchmark is totally different than 24/7 stable...

I simply wanted proof for this 24/7 overclock showing your temps, I did not ask for a fight, so don't start one.
 

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My QX6800 was hot at first but after reseating the air cooler it was running 24/7 @ 3.5ghz

~EDIT 3.45Ghz it was.

This is hard to believe.

Maybe it is possible, but what temps do you get with this? You never mentioned it.
 

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This is hard to believe.

Maybe it is possible, but what temps do you get with this? You never mentioned it.


Never mentioned it?? perhaps use the search button and you shall find an ENTIRE thread devoted to it
 

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Idle was 42c

Idle means almost nothing. Once again i'm not trying to start a fight. I idle at 37C and load at 70C on my QX6700.

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Never mentioned it?? perhaps use the search button and you shall find an ENTIRE thread devoted to it


You should really stop being rude to people just because they want proof for this. I mean what is your problem today? You are usually a nice person...

And I helped you on most of your threads and you never listed a load temp.
 

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Never mentioned it?? perhaps use the search button and you shall find an ENTIRE thread devoted to it


I'm doing a search right now, actually. Can you direct us? I remember Chozart and myself hounding you about giving us load temps, but, they never showed up.

I personally have been following as many Quad Core owners' threads as I can to find out more info on my own setup. I pretty much refer anyone with a QX6700 to Murlocke in temp regards, Q6600 people go to myself, AMD_Dave, KNitelife, The Taco guy with Quagmire Avatar...

It's better if we see the claims so that we know, as the remainder of the community and all.
 

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Murlocke, Yes I know it runs hot and even remember your kind help you offered when I was first installing it etc etc.

However to me and my personal opinion I knew there was no practical use in a 100% across four cores temperature test for my needs.

Basically the chip as far as I could see was never excessivley using all cores during Video compression, DVD ripping and burning etc and was happy at 3.5ghz for all my computing needs.
 

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Thank you to everyone that helped!

I didn't realize there was only one stepping for the Q6600.
And I seriously didn't mean to stir up something bigger...

+rep for the help guys and girl
 

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Murlocke, Yes I know it runs hot and even remember your kind help you offered when I was first installing it etc etc.

However to me and my personal opinion I knew there was no practical use in a 100% across four cores temperature test for my needs.

Basically the chip as far as I could see was never excessivley using all cores and was happy at 3.5ghz for all my computing needs.

Alright, thats cool.

I just wanted to point out that I really wouldn't call it a 24/7 OC on here because people will assume that it means Orthos and Prime95 stable, just like I did. I didn't want the guy to get the idea he could OC it like that and game daily.

If you only use the processor for desktop use and encoding DVDs than its probably fine at 3.5Ghz.

Sorry, that this thread got a little out of hand. And no hard feelings cog.
 
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