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Uberpwnage
05-17-07, 08:14 PM
I'm about ready to order the last of my new parts. I'm hoping to clock a quad core cpu to 3.4GHz or higher, so should go with the C2Q or the Xeon?

eva2000
05-18-07, 04:49 AM
xeon version tend to have higher FSB headroom.. but go with whatever is cheaper if you're not too concerned with benching/oc'ing :)

Jon
05-19-07, 04:34 AM
I just went for the Q6600, mainly cause the Xeon was out of stock. But I'm really pleased with mine, currently doing 3ghz on air cooling (haven't tried and don't want to push it any harder). But its 100% stable. Either way, you'll need top air cooling or better to get 3.4ghz as they run hot.

Revs
06-12-07, 10:08 AM
I just went for the Q6600, mainly cause the Xeon was out of stock. But I'm really pleased with mine, currently doing 3ghz on air cooling (haven't tried and don't want to push it any harder). But its 100% stable. Either way, you'll need top air cooling or better to get 3.4ghz as they run hot.

Hi Jon, just got a Q6600 and it ran fine at 3.0, but the temps were scary! I did a full load test on it and it went strait up to 70 deg so I stopped it straight away. My supplier said that 70-80 deg was OK but the Intel site says 62 deg max.

I was wondering what yours was running at, and what vCore and HT1.2v were set to???

There isn't too much on the web yet about safe temps for there chips.

Madpistol
06-12-07, 09:35 PM
The Xeon traditionally OC's slightly better since it's designed to run in a server environment (which is generally hotter than a PC environment). However, I'd get the one that costs less. They'll both be great chips.

jAkUp
06-12-07, 09:41 PM
My Xeon totally destroyed my old x6800 in OC performance, and costs half the price!

Sazar
06-12-07, 10:04 PM
Jacob, why don't you go quad?

jAkUp
06-13-07, 11:25 AM
Too much heat, my TEC would explode :) Hoping Penryn uses less power.

3NZ0
06-13-07, 01:34 PM
X3210's are nice 'cheap' quad cores, they clock well too, see sig for clock. :)

Revs
06-15-07, 09:15 AM
What sort of FSB speeds u guys getting on the Xeons?? Also what's the multiplier and is it locked?

3NZ0
06-16-07, 03:31 PM
8, yes it is and fsb depends on board and cooling.

superklye
06-16-07, 03:39 PM
Wait a month until the Q6600 is only $266.

lee63
06-16-07, 04:25 PM
8, yes it is and fsb depends on board and cooling.I thought the multi was 9 same as the Q6600 (lee63)

stncttr908
06-16-07, 06:12 PM
Wait a month until the Q6600 is only $266.
Well, that's to distributors in quantities of 1000, so retail would probably hover around $290 or so. That's still a steal. I'll probably snatch one up and maybe get a nice P35 board. This DS3 has been great, but I'd really like Intel RAID so I can get Linux going properly.

Uberpwnage
06-16-07, 07:03 PM
I want the chip that will provide the highest usable clock w/ my DFI 680i and Tuniq Tower. Q6600 has gotten pretty high on my board, idk about the xeon. I went w/ the opteron last year because it had higher oc potential then the athlons, and this is similar.

Uberpwnage
06-17-07, 03:45 AM
lol, I already have the DFI 680i because I will probably buy another 8800GTX in a month or two. I know Intel chipsets are better, and I may regret it later on, but I want SLI and I've already purchased my mobo :o

Slammin
06-17-07, 05:34 AM
Yeah, if I could get Sli with an Intel chipset, of course I would, but this is the next best thing and I'm pretty satisfied. System is rock solid, currently at 3.45Ghz, 1.48vcore for the past week and this may become my 24/7 until winter time.

Also, had the DFI 680i been out when I was upgrading, I would have gotten it instead, but still, I am very happy with this abit too.

SH0DAN
06-21-07, 10:44 PM
What mobo would be good with four 1 gig sticks of DDR2 and a quadcore ? that'll also oc a little ? P35 only please. TIA !

Dr.Nick
06-21-07, 11:35 PM
What mobo would be good with four 1 gig sticks of DDR2 and a quadcore ? that'll also oc a little ? P35 only please. TIA !

The Asus P5K Deluxe has been good to me and I'm happy with the oc. I hear the Gigabyte P35-DQ6 is also pretty good.

As for Q6600 vs. Xeon X3220; I say go with the Xeon. They are probably better tested like X2/Opteron. I totally forgot about them when buying lol

Uberpwnage
06-22-07, 02:59 PM
Q6600 is $498 on newegg now, I know I should wait till the price drops but its so tempting, too bad the xeon didnt drop to $530.

hirantha
06-22-07, 03:51 PM
Xeon for Desktop? when did this happen?

CaptNKILL
06-22-07, 08:31 PM
I sure hope we have some more information on Crysis' multi-core performance by the end of July. I'm still not seeing a whole lot of reason to pay even twice as much for a quad core that runs much hotter and doesn't overclock as well (ie, lower performance in most situations) as a dual core.

I think the best thing right now would be to get a good dual core with a good cooler and a P35 board. Once the penryn is out, we'll definitely know if quad core is worth it (while hopefully running at lower temps and hitting higher clock speeds), and if it is, you won't need a new motherboard.

I'm just a bit skeptical because dual core has yet to make any difference at all in 90% of games and only a slight difference in the rest.

Revs
06-26-07, 07:59 AM
I sure hope we have some more information on Crysis' multi-core performance by the end of July. I'm still not seeing a whole lot of reason to pay even twice as much for a quad core that runs much hotter and doesn't overclock as well (ie, lower performance in most situations) as a dual core.

I think the best thing right now would be to get a good dual core with a good cooler and a P35 board. Once the penryn is out, we'll definitely know if quad core is worth it (while hopefully running at lower temps and hitting higher clock speeds), and if it is, you won't need a new motherboard.

I'm just a bit skeptical because dual core has yet to make any difference at all in 90% of games and only a slight difference in the rest.

Wise words! I'm planning on doing the same. Unless the FSB can be set to at least 1600 and the temps drop there's no point. Why sacrifice the overall performance for the odd game that can use all the cores. It would be nice to have a quad for Crysis and Episode 2, etc, but by early next year the 9800GTX and Penryn will be out. I've started saving up all ready (lee63) aaarr!

SH0DAN
06-30-07, 09:58 PM
The Asus P5K Deluxe has been good to me and I'm happy with the oc. I hear the Gigabyte P35-DQ6 is also pretty good.

As for Q6600 vs. Xeon X3220; I say go with the Xeon. They are probably better tested like X2/Opteron. I totally forgot about them when buying lol



Thanks ! I had since my last post on the topic decided to grab a Asus P5K-Deluxe WiFi + Q6600 on the 22nd.Pricing at most E-Tailers will be 266 USD or less even within a few weeks of the cut.I have my money saved and ready
to be blown come the 22nd!