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well , if im am comprehending right , this means that the E6400 would be a waste of money?

but i mean , can't i overclock higher with an E6400 since its x8 ? 400x8=3200
400x7=2800

i dont quite understand
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In my opinion, I won't say it's a waste of money. But you can save money by getting the E6300 then overclock it to achieve the same speeds.
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post #13 of 23
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what do you mean the same speeds? im getting confused lol. The same maximum speeds as the E6400?

EDIT : I made a thread for this

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post1585321
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post #14 of 23
Well, you won't be able to even touch the maximum speeds of either unless you have uber phase or something.

What I am saying is...basically OC the E6300, and you will be better off than getting the E6400. You can hit the same speeds on air if you know what you're doing.
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post #15 of 23
well considering on air if you get the right mobo you can hit >500 fsb, this will get you into >3ghz e6300, now you can get the same overclock from a e6400 just with a lower fsb, its not that its a waste of money im just saying you could prob get the same oc just for less money, its up to you though, still you could prob get a 3.4 3.6 on your e6300 on air if you do it right which is prob the same you will get from a e6400, just looking to save ya a ffew bucks that you could put elsew where
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post #17 of 23
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wow thanks dannyboii

but tell me , what is the diff between

this
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150202
and
this
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150208
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post #18 of 23
The slightly more expensive one after rebate is factory overclocked.
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post #19 of 23
The first one has "EXTREME" in the name so it's probably like the EXTREME version or something [probably factory overclocked]. Ultimately they are the same. But if you look at the specs carefully. The first one have higher clocks.
the first one is ...525/1550
Second one is 450/1320.

In simple terms, get the first one
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post #20 of 23
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oh thanks again dannyboii
haha
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