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Overclocking the G0 SLACR Q6600 to 4GHz

Hunting for the next G0lden CPU? We look at the new G0 stepping SLACR Intel Q6600. Let's see if it can G0 for G0ld!

| Overclocking in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 18, 2007 4:00 am

 

Introduction

 

Who doesn't love a highly overclockable CPU? There isn't many of us! Every once in a while we'll hear of a golden CPU from someone, this has been going on since the good ole' Celeron 300A days when 450MHz was a walk in the park. As time has gone on there's been golden Athlons and Intel processors.

 

The latest processor to join the ranks of this highly competitive field is the Q6600 in the G0 form. With a lower stock voltage compared to the B3 stepping, along with a huge test field it seems clear that the G0 is a real winner.

 

In Australia you can pick up a G0 for the same price as a B3, though some companies are choosing to whack on a little premium which seems to vary from $30 - $50. While it's pretty much considered price gouging we understand that the companies do have to get rid of their B3 stock at the same time, and not everyone is an overclocker.

 

We all know that overclocking gives you a speed increase, but by how much? Is it worth chucking more voltage through your processor for an extra few FPS? We're going to have a look at the G0 Q6600 today in a few forms, starting at 2.4GHz and going to ?.

 

Why the ? - Well, at the time of writing this intro I'm still heading north on the CPU overclock, so you're just going to have to read on to find out what we get to.

 

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