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ok so the day is almost finally here, im going C2D!
anyway, my budget is to get an allendale. i wont be getting a very expensive motherboard to start with (im getting a DDR & DDR2 support mobo). so im not expecting much a proc OC until i go DDR2 & get a nicer motherboard. but what i wanna know is should i go for the E6300? or is it worth it to go with the E6400? I have just enough to get the '6400 if its needed, but if an E6300 would do me justice i could spend the extra dough on another upgrade perhaps?
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I'd go with the 6300.

I think there is someone on here who got to 3.4 ghz, which is quite a remarkable bang for buck thingy
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E6300 is what I would reccomend. In the end they can overclock to practicly the same speeds.
    
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E6300 is what I would reccomend. In the end they can overclock to practicly the same speeds.
Really? That's great news because I am less than 5 minutes away from buying my PC... you just saved me some moolah
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post #5 of 61
It just depends on what you would rather spend.
They can both hit the same speeds.
BTW, E6300 and E6400 are Conroe. E4300 is Allendale.
    
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Aren't the Allendales for the Core Duo?

Anyways, the E6300 is best choice, to my opinion. The speed differences are slim. I'd suggest having more money for you. It's like choosing an E6700 or the E6600; it's just giving the answer just from the prices.
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The E6400's higher multiplier is nice, but I'd save the money and go for a E6300.
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i would beg to differ. with the higher multi of the e6400, you dont need really nice ram to get a high overclock, since you need less FSB.
    
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i would beg to differ. with the higher multi of the e6400, you dont need really nice ram to get a high overclock, since you need less FSB.
Depending on what board you buy really. The only pain with the DS3 is that there are no dividers on it! It really irks me. I could only get my friends e6300 up to 2.4Ghz just because I couldn't reduce the RAM speeds.
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Depending on what board you buy really. The only pain with the DS3 is that there are no dividers on it! It really irks me. I could only get my friends e6300 up to 2.4Ghz just because I couldn't reduce the RAM speeds.
Did you use the CTRL+F1 key combination? I thought I could change that in M.I.T as well after hitting CTRL+F1 in Bios? I could be wrong as Im a noob but I think you can change it.Dont kill me if im wrong but have you tried that yet?
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