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Decision: E6300 Or Prehaps The E6400

post #1 of 39
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Im still in the middle of my C2D upgrade but have yet to purchase the CPU.
Im leaning towards a E6400 but I have to justify it. Opinions aside, based on
factual evidence, which is a better preformer? I have a 965P DS3 and I would
like to get to 2.8-3.0GHz Prime stable. I know my RAM is a major deciding
factor, but humor me.


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post #2 of 39
I went with the E6400 just for the fact of the higher multi
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They're both 2MB L2 cache and can both OC very high, I would choose the E6300 though.
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Why is that? If you plan on OC'ing then yes take it, why pay 50 bucks for 200 more mhz, when that case could go to deadly cooling for it? Get what I'm sayin ? But there is that multi thing...
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C'mon guys I know you can give me more than opinions. Cooling is not going
to be an issue, my Sycthe Mine keeps everything nice and cool :]. Try 25C
Idle and 29C Load on a hot Presscott.


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post #6 of 39
I would get the higher multi, thus the E6400. The price difference is not that much.

With that CPU you probably look at something a bit higher than 3.0GHz... 3.2GHz-3.4GHz should be possible
    
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post #7 of 39
I was reading something today about the possibility of a update to the P5B Deluxes BIOS to unlock the multiplier on all the C2D proc. The site did test on everything from the E6300 to the 6800 and the E6300 got up to a 532 X 7, which is very good for the price. I would go with the E6300, but try to look for a good week.
    
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post #8 of 39
You need a good week/stepping to overclock past 3.2ghz on the E6300. I've seen some top out with 3.2ghz @ 1.5V on air and others going to 3.4ghz @ 1.4V on air.

Get the E6300 if you know it's a good week and if you have good ram.

Get the E6400 if you're unsure.
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I have a week 29, and planning to get good ram. I am hoping to get at least 3.2-3.4Ghz on air.
    
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Week 29 E6300 got 3.5ghz @1.4V

Nice stepping.

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