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Post by Gamble » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:47 pm

Alright so is voltage what matters when overclocking? I mean is that what eventually "wears out" the processor, not just the raw speed increase?
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:55 am

More voltage = more heat, and heat kills.......... :shock:

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Post by werty316 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:33 pm

Sometimes too much voltage can make an overclock worse too.
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Post by dkarko » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:18 pm

Heard there are going to be price cuts in a few weeks!

Core2Quad Q6600 -$312.00
Core2Duo E6700 -$208.00
Core2Duo E6600 -$90.00
Core2Duo E6400 -$38.00
Core2Duo E6300 -$20.00
Core2Duo E4300 -$50.00
http://jonnyguru.com/news_details.php?id=221
I have e4300 now (too bad i cant oc it right now though) and even though its new, a q6600 looks really tempting. Am i getting greedy? :p
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Post by gvblake22 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:36 pm

Good lord Bio-Hazard, that is definately an amazing chip ya got there!!! :shock:

As for how it compares to an E6400 clock for clock, the difference is so negligible that I don't think it's worth getting in a tissy over. Considering the cost savings of the E4300 over the E6400 and the likely overclocking potential of both chips, I'd say the E4300 is definitely great bang for the buck and Bio-Hazard has definately proved that here. :drinkers:

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Post by Nandro » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:23 am

Maybe the extra cache helps superPi. At 3.4ghz on my E6600 I get 14.065 I can't get mine stable on air to run at 3.6 although I would love to break the 13 sec barrier.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:52 pm

I've found a few beta bois over on some far east sites that I'm thinking about giving a try, they are reporting pretty good performance with the latest ones out.........;)

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