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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by amd_hardsoftware View Post
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
That's not true. Just because the multi is different, it does not mean you can hit the same FSB and get the same temps. I've tried that myself on my E6600 myself. With a 400FSB I lowered the multi from 9x to 8x. I was actually unstable. [Don't apply this to all cases]. What I'm trying to say is, it is not the same. Same FSB and different multi does not = same temps.

Edit I want to add. For example. a 400 FSB and a 7x multi is not the same as a 350FSB and 8x multi.
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Okay thanks

what mobo would you recommend?

so i think im going to stick with the E6400 because i dont think im going to upgrade anytime soon.
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post #13 of 26
.......They are trying to say that these two are exactly the same. Mabye a 100mhz diffrence if anything, and at 3GHz that won't be a factor. If your going to get higher than a 6300, get a 6600 for the 4megs of cache. Don't flush your money down the toilet for nothing.
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post #14 of 26
The DS3 that you chose or P5B Deluxe. Both have a reputation of decent overclocks. I personally would go with the P5B because I'm more familiar with it.
Edit I think the DS3 is cheaper too [compared tot eh P5B Deluxe]. But overall, both are very decent boards.
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post #15 of 26
this is like deciding between the E6600 and the E6700. Obviously the E6600 is the better choice for pretty much the same reasons the E6300 is the better choice.
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i see , well , i trust you guys , so im going to get the E6300 - I suppose this is another way that you keep members on your forum lol , cuz i will be back for overclocking help
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post #17 of 26
Sure. Just start another thread when you get everything up.
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post #18 of 26
well if someone is getting a commission for his opinion on here, I need to get in on that business. hah
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post #19 of 26
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haha yeah... the only thing is , ive got the money , and the resources , its just my damn parents dont want me to spend 800 dollars on a computer.

But , then again , i did make the money by working. I should have everything in the next month or so . I hope
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are the cpu good for gaming?
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