Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103
I have tried a mix of bus and multi. these chips seem finicky. I need 1.4v at only 4.3GHz but at 4.2GHz I have been able to get the voltage all the way down to 1.33 so far. Still dropping little by little too.
the 6300 is a great chip. but for the price I think if you already have a AM3 board better to buy a thuban, or if you need a board better to buy a i5. Still working with it, so stay tuned and if you want to help decide I can post benchmarks.
I have tried a 1045T with the cheap board I have and can't go much beyond 3.2 before my cooling or the VRU temps get stressed. I ended up putting the Thuban in my kids rig with a better board and cooler at 3.6, he's the real gamer and has a lot better GPU than me. I currently have a PII 840 at 3.7 and with my 6750 the CPU is not limiting anything I do, but any upgrade is going to require CPU and motherboard and cooling. Probably better off looking at a better GPU at this point, the 650ti is enticing given the space limitations of my case.
Back on topic, I would be interested to see how the 6300 runs F@H in SMP-6 in Win7 and Linux when you get things stable.
Thanks again! This chip seems to have some real potential for budget minded builders.