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Old 07-27-07, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Safe overclocks on the Q6600?

I'll be getting a Q6600 and there's a possibility I'll also get SLI 8800GTX to go with that. I'm considering overclocking the Q6600 slightly because it can be quite a bottleneck for these cards. Assuming I'm unlucky and get a B3 stepping, what's the highest overclock I could manage while sticking with stock voltages and the stock cooler, not increasing heat production and not decreasing the lifespan? I realize that this is hit and miss to some extent and that different CPUs overclock to different degrees, but what's a safe average?

Would overclocking the FSB to match Q6700 speeds - 2.66GHz - be safe?

Since I'm completely new to this, does overclocking increase power consumption, even if you keep the component at stock voltages?
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Old 07-27-07, 10:39 PM   #2
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most people hit 3.0 + with Q6600.

2.66 is completly safe
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Default Re: Safe overclocks on the Q6600?

I'm at 3Ghz, stock voltage, stock cooler!
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G0?
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B3. Gonna try more when I add my water cooling
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Old 07-28-07, 05:39 PM   #6
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Default Re: Safe overclocks on the Q6600?

I think I'll consider overclocking to 2.66GHz then and see how much the temperatures change. Thanks for the replies. Let's hope I get a G0 stepping. Overclocking the G0s to 2.66 will probably consume about as much power as a B3 at stock.
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