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    Chainging Chips around

    I'm just abou to start overclocking my Q6600 be unfourtunatly it's a B3 version so i won't be able to go as high as a G0 one.
    But then yesterday i remembered that my gf pc has a Q6600 in it. Fired up CPU-Z and it was a G0 one.
    Now i don't see no reason why i can't swap the two chips round and the one that had the G0 in it run fine with the B3. The only reason i ask is it isn't a pre built one but an off the shelf philps one from PC world
    I don't see why not as if anything the G0 is newer so it should work with older chips but i just thought i'd better check.

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Nah, the steppings should be cross compatible. I assume you do have your girlfriend's permission to nick her superior CPU.

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Quote Originally Posted by Powderhound View Post
    Nah, the steppings should be cross compatible. I assume you do have your girlfriend's permission to nick her superior CPU.
    Thought they would be just decided i'd better check before she comes home and says her pc wont work

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Yup you can just swap it straight out
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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    just need to find a day when the GF isn't home now. Otherwise she'll acuse me of breaking her pc.
    If i do it wothout here knowing she won't even notice the difference

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Unless you break it....

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    The B3 has a higher operating temperature and needs more power to run too. I would make sure that the PSU is powerful enough on your girlfriend's PC and whether the cooler is sufficient.


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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    I would add that before doing the swap get some good quality thermal paste if you haven't already.

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Just been on the aria.co.uk website where I buy most of my memory for system builds. Have a look here - http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=25701

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The B3 has a higher operating temperature and needs more power to run too. I would make sure that the PSU is powerful enough on your girlfriend's PC and whether the cooler is sufficient.
    I'm plaaning to check the temp once it gets in but when i stress tested the current Q6600 in her pc it didn't get above 50C.
    As for the PSU it only takes an extra 10W at max so i'm not to worried.

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Also be aware that a lot of the g0 that didn't overclock so well for whatever reason got shipped out to OEM builds so even though it's fine at stock it may not overclock so well.

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Also be aware that a lot of the g0 that didn't overclock so well for whatever reason got shipped out to OEM builds so even though it's fine at stock it may not overclock so well.
    didn't know that. Thanks for telling me.
    What do you reckon the chances are it will overclock to 3.2Ghz (My aim)
    Plus surely at worst it will be the same as a B3 yet it will produce less heat.

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Also be aware that a lot of the g0 that didn't overclock so well for whatever reason got shipped out to OEM builds so even though it's fine at stock it may not overclock so well.
    Agreed! My Q6600 G0 needs more voltage to overclock than the older ones.


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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Just been looking at the Q6600 more closely and i've noticed that the VID keeps changing in coretemp.
    I thought that, that was hard programmed into the chip and didn't change whatever?

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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Use Core Temp to read the VID.


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    Re: Chainging Chips around

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    Just been looking at the Q6600 more closely and i've noticed that the VID keeps changing in coretemp.


    I have been using coretemp.

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