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I need to quickly decide whether to get the dual core 6400 or 6600. One has 2m while the other has 4m l2 cache...Will one have a substantial difference between the 2?
 
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post #2 of 19
Nope. The E6600 has a higher clock speed though.
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Barely any difference, there is some....But from my knowledge, E6400 overclocks better
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Nope. The E6600 has a higher clock speed though.
ditto
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Kinda ironic that ppl said the opposite about the 3700+ Sandiego Vs 3800+ Venice. Everyone i know was saying 3700+ due to it's 1MB L2 cache will be the performance choice. But the 3800+ strangely outperformed it regardless of the overclocking frequencies. heh Ooh the irony....
 
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I am pretty happy with my E6600. However, I'd recommend the E6400, since you can achieve similar results for less money.
    
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post #7 of 19
i would either get the e6300 or the e6600. of course, i wouldnt actually buy either since ive already got the e6300 haha...
the only benefit of the e6400 over the e6300 is an extra number on the multiplier, and that's not substantial enough of a difference for me to buy the e6400.

you can overclock to gain frequency, you can't add cache to a processor (or enable it for that matter) which is why the e6600 might be worth buying for some.
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post #8 of 19
you know, i'm pretty sure that even at the same clock speed, with the allendales at a higher fsb, the conroes still outperforms them. Don't remember where i saw it, but i'll dig the article up.
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post #9 of 19
Obviously the Conroes do outperform, but is it worth the difference in money?

Now, in my opinion, getting a E6400 over the E6300 is worth it, given that the price difference is only $40 or so. Jumping to the E6600 is a much bigger jump.

My vote: E6400
    
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post #10 of 19
I agree, I wish I would of purchased a E6400 over my E6300, because the extra +1 multiplier helps overclocking ALOT.
Right now I'm stuck at around 414FSB which results in a 2.9ghz E6300, but if I had a E6400 it would be clocked at ~3.31ghz at this FSB!
And like Chozart said, it's only about a ~$40 dollar difference, worth every dollar.

Edit: And if I had an E6600...it would could be clocked past 3.7ghz at this FSB, LOL probably wouldn't clock that high on AIR but probably get up to 3.5-3.6ghz.
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