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Im on a budget and i am trying to find the best CPU for me. People have told me that the E6300 can save me money, and have the same overclocking speeds.
This is do not understand. Does this mean that the E6300 and the E6400 have the same maximum speeds? Meaning the E6300 is a better overclocker?

I am interested in saving money , but at the moment i do not have the feeling that i would be giving the same performance as the E6400.

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post #2 of 26
Theyre virtually identical CPUs, with the 6400 having a little bit higher speed. You can easily overclock the 6300 to at least 2.7Ghz or higher from what I've read. So if youre on a budget, I'd go with the 6300 and just OC it. Save the difference or upgrade another piece like your mobo.
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like we said in your other thread youll be good to go with the 6300, on air you wont reach the top of either of them more then liekly before temps become a problem but youll still have a blazing fast rig regardless and youll be very happy with it
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Yeah I'm very happy with my E6300 even at 2.3Ghz, a very mild overclock.

I had it running at 3Ghz and got 19s on Super Pi, but the temps were just too high on the stock cooler (60C+)
    
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Lol..you made a new thread for this.

To sum it up....they are exactly the same except for the multiplier. 7x and 8x. Both can hit 3.0 GHz fairly easily. Buy an E6300, OC it, you are paying for a better performance ratio.

Highest speed [which you won't reach] I've personally seen on the E6400 is around 3.8 GHz.
Highest for the E6300 I've personally seen is 3.7 GHz.
[Both with phase]
Big difference? I tell you not..
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I've got a 1.5Ghz OC on my E6300. Zalman 9700
    
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e6400 gets on average 400MHz more OC speed with same mobo and ram because of an 8X multi. i am in teh same situation as yourself and i have chosen to get an OEM 6400 when newegg has em back in stock.

example: A has a stock cooler, with the 6300 he can go to 435FSB before temps are a problem, with teh 6400 the FSB will be same but he can have an 8X multi for 435MHz more

hope this helps
    
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Its easy to overclock the E6300 quite high. I would get it.
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e6400 gets on average 400MHz more OC speed with same mobo and ram because of an 8X multi. i am in teh same situation as yourself and i have chosen to get an OEM 6400 when newegg has em back in stock.

example: A has a stock cooler, with the 6300 he can go to 435FSB before temps are a problem, with teh 6400 the FSB will be same but he can have an 8X multi for 435MHz more

hope this helps
Wrong? What's wrong?

That's not true, they both can hit a 400FSB easily. It's the same situation as an E6600 and E6700.

However, to end this....if you want to spend the extra dough for it because you feel incomplete. Be our guest.
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Quote:
e6400 gets on average 400MHz more OC speed with same mobo and ram because of an 8X multi. i am in teh same situation as yourself and i have chosen to get an OEM 6400 when newegg has em back in stock.

example: A has a stock cooler, with the 6300 he can go to 435FSB before temps are a problem, with teh 6400 the FSB will be same but he can have an 8X multi for 435MHz more
ok for one the first part i dont think so but any proof would back you up on that and second the temp shouldnt be a factor for the same voltage unless your talking about the northbridge temp, plus his temps will depend on what voltage hes pumping anyways which will depend on what stepping he gets
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