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e6400 vs. e6300 - Any benifit, or a waste of Money?

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I'm at the point of ordering a new rig, yet don't know what of the two to go for.. Is the 6400 generally a better overclocker, or is it a waste of the extra forty or so euros as compared to the e6300? The budget's a little tight, so obviously any extra helps.

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They are both equally good at overclocking and both sport the 2MB cache, so no advantage in spending extra money on the 6400, IMO.
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With E6300 you can't get 4.0 Easily, but E6400 yes. Since the multi on E64 is 8 and E63 is 7. You'll need about 571FSB x 7 to get 4.0 while only needing 500x8 to get 4.0

If you want high overclocking, then get E6400 + P5B Deluxe or E6300 + DS3
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Yup, I would pick the E6400. The step upward in performance/oc ability is worth the money if you ask me. The step between the 6400 and 6600 is a little to much
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post #5 of 7
Either way if you're thinking of hitting anything beyond 475 FSB you're going to need some amazing RAM. The beauty of the 6400 is that you could get some basic DDR2-800, and run it 1:1 for a clock speed of 3.2GHz.

My thinking is that CPUs get outdated faster than RAM does, which is why I decided to spend more on RAM, less on the CPU (I chose the 6300).

3.2GHz on a C2D is fast like hell... 4 would be insanity. The likelyhood of hitting 4GHz without amazing cooling and an good motherboard are slim.... then you also need RAM that can do DDR2-1000, which these days is pretty expensive to come by.

If you're not strapped for cash, E6400 with good ram. Average RAM and an E6300 will yeild you an OC of about 2.8~3.0GHz.... I guess that the best compromise is the E6400 with average ram, you should hit 3.2~3.4 w/o too many issues.
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I have 3.5ghz stable on my E6300 =)

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=143004

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From what i understand The 6400 has a higher multi. I would suggest spending the money on good ocing ram instead. The multiplier multiplies the clock speed within the cpu only so if you plan on ocing you will probably get very close results in terms of real life performance using an e6300 or e6400 so I suggest the 6300. it's not worth the $40
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