Intel Quad core/Quad core extreme difference? (Q6600/QX6700)

By CJ-real
Dec 8, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I was just wondering, what is the difference between normal quad core, and the ones with "extreme" stuck on the end. Both from Intel.

    This also applies to Core 2 Duo from Intel.

    I can't spot it (except for the price), so someone help me out here.
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    im not to sure but i think it has somthing to do with the multiplyer
  3. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    the extreme cpu's have an unlocked multiplier, which is useful when over clocking. With an unlocked multiplier, you can adjust the multiplier either up or down. With a locked multiplier, you can only adjust down.
  4. CJ-real

    CJ-real TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    oh right, thanks.

    so i can use 9x multiplier or will it blow up?
  5. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    if you use a X9 multiplier with the extreme you will see no problem it wont fly out of the motherboard
  6. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Give it a few years
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