Originally Posted by skitz9417
well i will be overclocking
Then i guess it doesnt matter. Get FX-6300 and you already have awesome cooler so you can get it to 4.4ghz i think it is very easy overclock for everyday use and probably most of them can hit it very easily (with most powersaving features still avaible for everyday use etc).
With that cooler with little luck you can push it even further
4.6 4.7 etc
62 core/pacage temp and ~70 CPU/socket temp should be upper limit. Noctua should keep it pretty cool.
Ofc standard procedure. Turn off APM and C6 and turn on HPC. Also turn off Asus EPU and other OEMs power saving features. I find them buggy and generally not that awesome for performance computers.
I love to keep c1e and cool and quiet on and just change power options in windows depending on the work that i am doing.
So far what i have seen out of FX-6300 (i took it for friend and we played a bit with it). In general stock it is like x6 phenom. Altho in some benchmarks that involve memory bandwidth and such it is much better. In single threaded tasks it falls only slightly behind while in fully threaded tasks it is better. It runs cooler and uses less power. Can be overclocked to the almost same degree.
Overall it is slightly better chip. Considering that only two generations ago pIIx6 was top of the line AMD chip and FX-6300 is so cheap and relatively new AMD mid range performance chip i find it awesome buy.
Turbo core is as useless as on Phenoms and Buldozers tho. Disable it even at stock because it pushes voltages too aggressively for little to no benefit.Edited by Stormscion - 7/11/13 at 9:37am