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Core 2 Quad Extreme Launch and QX6700 Review - PAGE 11

- Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 Like Share






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Cheesysoapopra Nov 2, 06
Was hoping for a better overclock. Oh well. I've actually noticed Neoseeker doesn't get the highest OCes compared to other sites reviewing, sub par chips mabye?
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bhenning Nov 2, 06
Actually, I was surprised I got as high as 3.45GHz on air cooling.

We only report overclocked results that we find stable to our satisfaction; we often hit higher overclocks during testing, but unless its stable, we don't really count it.

In our Asus P5W DH review, I managed to get an E6400 up to 3.64GHz - which is a very respectable overclock for an air cooled system.

With extreme cooling, I am sure I could have gotten the QX6700 higher, however I was experiencing thermal shutdowns above 3.45GHz when under sustained heavy load.
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Iceguy2003 Nov 2, 06
quote bhenning
We only report overclocked results that we find stable to our satisfaction; we often hit higher overclocks during testing, but unless its stable, we don't really count it.
Do you guys use Prime95 or something else for stability testing? I, personally, must be Prime95 stable on an overclock to keep that overclock. Otherwise, it's back to the BIOS for more tweaking for me.
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Redemption Nov 2, 06
Actually we tend to beat most sites when it comes to aircooled overclocking. And we do a more comprehensive stability test too b/c we run the entire suite of benchmarks on it.

For instance in this case out of 3-4 sites we have one of the highest overclocks (Anand only got 10Mhz more than we did).
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axforts2212 Nov 2, 06
Way to much power for me. I just hope it means that C2D gets a price drop :/ But its not even a true quad core, its 2 dual cores in one. I think Ill stick with a C2D until the real benefits of having more than 2 cores come up, sometime in the next few years, and by then, I'm sure well have an Octicore.
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AllNamesTaken Nov 2, 06
And to think they only just released the sexy Core 2s they come out witha series of Quad cores i bet alot of you with Core 2s just wish you waited just a little bit.

Meh this is going to be a very interesting set of months and i wana see how Amd fairs to hehe.
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VeGiTAX2 Nov 3, 06
While I know the Quake 4 and COD2 patches are still sketchy for a lot of people to think about I'd like to see how those stack up more than COD and Doom 3. I mean in the end it would be better to indicate the performance levels on something more present generation. I know that you guys aren't big on fraps so that limits what other options there are since some testing methods for games aren't all that easy (BF2 for example)

But seriously the Quake 4 testing should show some large improvements where the COD2 isn't so definite given that the original focus of the patch for COD2 was based around the hyper-threading marketing blitz they had going on in the 4 and D series Pentiums. Come on, you know you wanna show us those benches.
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sttobin Jan 11, 07
Hi,

I'm confused about the conclusion as concerns DDR2 timings.
It says: In order to run at 3.45GHz we:
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set the DDR2 timing to 5-5-5-15 @ 1035MHz
and set the DDR2 timing to 4-4-4-12 @ 863MHz and below

Which DDR2 timing was used: 5-5-5-15 or 4-4-4-12 to achieve 3.45GHz?

Thanks,

Stuart,
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Cheesysoapopra Jan 11, 07
Both could of been used, depending on the ratio you set the ram to.
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J,C, KRUGER Feb 7, 07
What Size Power-suply do we need to run this monster with a Asus 8800 gts grapics card, three 450mhz hard drives and two optical dvd writers.And a creative 8 channel surround sound speakers.
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mupet0000 Feb 21, 07
quote J,C, KRUGER
What Size Power-suply do we need to run this monster with a Asus 8800 gts grapics card, three 450mhz hard drives and two optical dvd writers.And a creative 8 channel surround sound speakers.
600-720 watt to be safe eh.
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AssAssinX Feb 27, 07
I saw this review re-posted on another website. They claim to have authored this review... but it looks like it came from here. It is pretty much word 4 word and image 4 image. The noobs just copied and pasted it... and you can clearly see the 'bullets' didnt work the same on their site as in this review.

The site:

http://www.ugn.com.au/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=0&Itemid=9
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PapaDom Feb 27, 07
This is direct plagerism!
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SgtBatten Feb 28, 07
i have started another thread regarding the plagiarism issue, we wish you the best in sorting out this problem with the offenders.

regards, SgtBatten, Papadon and AssAssinX
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