Originally Posted by Jon
Sorry to dumb down the thread, but I'm about to buy a Q6600, as far as I have read the Q6600 was locked and the QX6700 unlocked. But it appears some of you have unlocked Q6600's...
How can I tell if its unlocked before I part with the cash?
All Q6600s are locked. You'll need a motherboard with a high FSB if you want a good overclock on one. A P5B Deluxe or one of the new P5K's based on the P35 chipset will do the trick.
I think eVGA also released a BIOS on their 680i that was supposed to better optimize quad-overclocking, but you don't want to ask me what I think of 680i...