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    Buy a Q6600 now and overclock?

    Hi All

    Am looking to make the switch from AMD AM2 3800X2 to an Intel based system.

    With the 45nm C2D's around, I was looking at getting one of these (E8400 with E0 stepping maybe?). But having read around, the Q6600 seems to be more future-proof (it's done well to date, but getting on a bit!).

    What overclocks are people getting with recent batches of the Q6600 (heard they're not as good)?

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    Re: Buy a Q6600 now and overclock?

    If you don't !need! to upgrade right now, it maybe better to wait for intels next chip, Nehalem, expected in the 4 qurter of this year. But if you really want to upgrade now, then the q6600 is a great chip (I just upgraded to it) and is at a great price, too.

    I've had mine upto 3.6 on air (as proof that it could), but have it on 3.0ghz for everyday use.

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    Re: Buy a Q6600 now and overclock?

    Seconded. A Q6600 o/c'd at 3.0GHz is an an absolute steal at the moment and has plenty of horsepower for most people.

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    Re: Buy a Q6600 now and overclock?

    I just got a Q6600 and the VID is 1.35V. Most of the recent chips seem to have a relatively high VID but 2.8Ghz on 1.32V is going strong and it's more than enough power for me.

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