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I'm not looking for the Best other wise I would of went out and bought the C2D E8400 for my new board. Right now I"m just looking to get by because my pentium 4 660 is having issues overclocking past 3.73 & I really need something that will be stable. But run Resident Evil 5 good enough on no mercy. Plus I'm upgrading other things & I got to buy some new tires for my truck. Not enough moiney to go around, so my budget is around 25 or 30 dollars.

So the title says it all, which one is best because what ever one I get will be the one I will overclock.
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e2160
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The e2160, e2180, e2200...whatever you can find. The Core 2 Duo architecture will blow away Netburst. You could get a Pentium D to like 4GHz or higher, and the 2GHz C2D will beat it.
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I'm not looking for the Best other wise I would of went out and bought the C2D E8400 for my new board. Right now I"m just looking to get by because my pentium 4 660 is having issues overclocking past 3.73 & I really need something that will be stable. But run Resident Evil 5 good enough on no mercy. Plus I'm upgrading other things & I got to buy some new tires for my truck. Not enough moiney to go around, so my budget is around 25 or 30 dollars.

So the title says it all, which one is best because what ever one I get will be the one I will overclock.

I can't believe you're actually asking this. Really? The Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual-Core will be more than 50% faster clock-for-clock.
    
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post #5 of 13
The Pentium D may win a few niche results here and there due to clock speed, but don't let that skew things. I'd go with the Pentium Dual-core as it's really a Core 2 Duo architecture. It should win most of the time, and if you'll be overclocking, it'll definitely be worlds apart, as well as running cooler and using less power. The Pentium D is just two Pentium 4s on one chip. I had a Pentium Dual-core E2160 at 2.7GHz and it performed nicely. It's no contest. Get the Pentium Dual-core.
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E2160 hands down. They overclock nicely and run much cooler. They are also significantly more efficient which allows a 2.2GHz Core 2 duo to beat a 4GHz Pentium D.
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mmmK...
I'm also taking into consideration that my new board wont handle the Overclocking to well, just to throw in that what if scenario.... But it tried like heck to this overclock this P4 660 to reach my goal. I'll get the Core Duo after all it runs at 65 watts and my boards supports 95 watts right off the bat. Maybe thats why my P4 wont run that high.. I mean the P4 is listed at running 115 watts. My board wont let me + voltage.

your exp. helps alot, thanx
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I was able to get 2.4 GHz on my E2160 (1.8 GHz stock) on just stock volts. BSEL mod is another option.

Hmm, why not a Celeron E3400? Those are pretty cheap too and should be supported by your motherboard.
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if its 775LGA it will.. I'm trying to stay in the 25-30 dollar range. I'll look into though. I can scrounge some more $$change$$ somewhere.
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