Overclock.co.uk Cease Trading

"Long running UK company Overclock.co.uk have ceased trading as of today. "

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The End of Overclock.co.uk

Overclock.co.uk, one of the longest running and well established sellers of PC components in the UK has ceased trading as of today. The message on their website leaves no explanation, but we can only assume it was down to a loss in profits. This will be bad news to many UK PC enthusiasts who have bought from Overclock.co.uk, and found them to be one of the "good guys" in the group of UK retailers.

This news is all too reminiscent of a few days ago, when we heard that Extreme Prometia were also to cease trading. You can read that story Here.

Hopefully, this is not a trend that continues, where the smaller companies lose out to larger corporations, and with any luck we won't be bringing you news of any more companies going under in the near future.

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Most Recent Comments

06-09-2007, 14:05:26

as the title reads, would it be worth upgrading to the q6600 GO,i use alot of photoshop and corel draw...for work related things,also a fair bit of gaming.

06-09-2007, 15:07:39

I would say yes - 4 cores is better then 2 and you would probably see a fair jump in perfomance on photoshop side of things

06-09-2007, 15:40:49

I am having the same problem at the mo.
I have a E6400 and am thinking of moving to Q6600.

My only question is does Windows XP use all 4 cores.. as in spread out the load?
Sorry for the hijack! :)
But I would go for it mate, Crysis is here soon.. and if you game I am sure you will get it!

No worries.. :

Both Windows XP Pro and Home will support both dual core and quad cores processors as long as they are on the same processors. There are no additional licensing fees per core. But when you have a system using two processors, only Windows XP Pro supports this function.

06-09-2007, 16:10:43

I just went from a E6400 to Q6600.. and its great.. !!!! Do it..!!

06-09-2007, 16:16:00

Im loving my Q6600, and it can only get better (more games :P)

06-09-2007, 16:32:04

lol i think you havr your answer there!

07-09-2007, 08:58:04

Mr. Smith
XP will use 4 cores but not as efficiently as Vista.

I was originally dissapointed with the q6600 - simply because it was supposed to hit 3.6 @ 1.45v (pre-tested) - it didn't so I wasn't happy. Max stable OC was 3.4 @ 1.45v.

A recent article shatters the preconception that dual cores out-perform quad cores in games.

At 3.6ghz the q6600 outperforms or matches the gaming performance of the e6850 clocked at 3.8ghz (in Vista). In multi thread modern games the q6600 annihilates the 6850.

In photoshop/editing software the q6600 beats the 6850 hands down.

10-09-2007, 16:06:23

hi guys!
presently i'm using a E4300 @ 3.2Ghz on a Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP.
i primarily use my pc for gaming and some video encoding.
if i get a Q6600 will my present mobo use the full potential of the Q6600 or do i hafta change my mobo too?
also is it gonna be worth waiting for the Penryn quad-cores???

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