Originally Posted by EniGma1987
Well they both have the exact same cores, the 6300 just has a failed module that has been cut out. So yes they will have the exact same single thread performance at the same speed.
And no they do not always overclock well, in fact many 6300's dont overclock as well as the higher core processors. I have an FX-6300 right here than needs massive volts just to be stable at 4.5GHz. SO much in fact that it shuts down due to overheating at anything higher than 4.5 even with an H100 running quad fans on high. Its a POS processor really and I wish I had a higher quality one that could run faster. I have to push 1.56 volts which is well over the max spec and my temps are hitting 75c, which is also higher than spec. I dont expect ths CPU to live past a year or two like this but that is ok cause I will definitely be trashing it within a year anyway. Still a great processor to buy, but dont expect to always get better speeds than something else, there are plenty of "duds" out there.
I don't know what to tell you then, because mine overclocks much better than that.
4.5Ghz takes 1.4v OCCT stable for 2 hours
4.6Ghz takes 1.425v OCCT stable for 2 hours
4.7Ghz takes 1.45v OCCT stable for 2 hours
4.8Ghz takes 1.5v not stable (likely due to my cooling)Edited by Ryude - 7/20/13 at 1:11am