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Nothing says the E6400 will OC higher then a E6300. On the same setup, the E6300 would probably OC better then the E6400. The week and RAM are two main things when OCing comes into play with the E6300.
I wasn't aware of though. I thought the higher multi allowed it to run higher clock speeds. Glad I got the E6300 then
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E6300 is more bang for your buck. If you money to blow, the E6400 will outperform and overclock a bit higher. If you're on a budget the E6300 will be better. If you play games, get a better video card with the money you save on the processor. Otherwise some good RAM.

Yes, but wouldn't spending the extra $40 on the E6400 and not having to buy better ram because the higher multi would help him with an overclock be better than saving $40 and then going and spending at least $150 on ram?
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In theory the E6400 should achieve a higher overall clock speed than the E6300 due to its extra multi at the same FSB. However other factors come into it like week and RAM speed. Also the E6300 probably gets a higher % overclock not a higher final GHz speed, in theory
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Yes, but wouldn't spending the extra $40 on the E6400 and not having to buy better ram because the higher multi would help him with an overclock be better than saving $40 and then going and spending at least $150 on ram?
Well whichever processor he would buy, you need good RAM to get a good, stable OC. Buying cheapy RAM is only asking to run at stock speeds.

A nice set of DDR2 800 would be good for either processor and doesn't run much higher then DDR2 667. I can't say thats too accurate, because RAM prices vary so much by brand, plus timings and everything come into play with the price too.
    
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Well whichever processor he would buy, you need good RAM to get a good, stable OC. Buying cheapy RAM is only asking to run at stock speeds.

A nice set of DDR2 800 would be good for either processor and doesn't run much higher then DDR2 667. I can't say thats too accurate, because RAM prices vary so much by brand, plus timings and everything come into play with the price too.
Well, i was just saying that by looking at his specs, seeing how he has 2 gigs i figured he'd want at least that and if he could still use his old ram and get away with it I just assumed he would. I admit, I don't know much about intel ram but I was just giving my thoughts.
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As there Both Allendale cores and both feature a total of 2mb L2 cache then its up to user preference and overclockability. The E6400 with the higher Multi may be better.
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the reason we OC is so we can spend our money on something more important.. lol =P 6300 ftw.
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It's only $40 difference.. my vote goes to the E6400, given the higher multi.
    
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It's only $40 difference.. my vote goes to the E6400, given the higher multi.
Glad im not alone in that suggestion. As i said before the Higher Multi may help in the long run and isnt all that costly.
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As there Both Allendale cores and both feature a total of 2mb L2 cache then its up to user preference and overclockability. The E6400 with the higher Multi may be better.
Key word there "may" be able to OC better. His best bet would be to look for a good week on the E6300 and go from there. The good weeks are 25,29,27 and 26. 25 is the best week and 29 is the 2nd best. 27 and 26 are still good, but the 26 is better out of those two.

I'm not saying you guys are wrong on the E6400 with a high multiplier, but most people have shown that the E6300 OC's a lot better then most of the E6400.
    
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