Originally Posted by snowmanwithahat
Yeh... voltage only helps you suck out the last 400mhz or so assuming you have cooling that can handle it.
FYI, our chips are fine at 1.5v, that's what intel specced them at and as long as your cooling can support temps at a reasonable level and that voltage you should have absoultely nothing to worry about.
I've been running mine 1.5v for a while now and it helped me gain stability at 3.4ghz... mine's a pretty bad chip though and I can't push it past 3.4ghz without having issues, even with upwards of 1.6v
1.45v is nothign and well within reason. Regarding your comment about definetly buying an i7.... Q6600's are a 3 year old chip, I don't know what you were expecting, even compared to the Q9xxx series the 6600's are pretty poor overclockers, even the G0 stepping.
Mine is stable at the 1.335 voltage, at 3.4GHz. When I was running at 3.6GHz and have my voltage at 1.45 it would idle around 42-44c, and max out around 65-66c sometimes, depending on what the room temperature is. The 3.4GHz it never goes above 60C, and idles a lot lower.