Originally Posted by Chozart
Why *should* the E6700 be able to get higher? Yeah, it has a higher multiplier, but the E6600 is already enough to max out the architecture on air (and probably water).
I say *should* because it has the higher multiplier, meaning that you could keep your FSB lower while gaining a higher proc speed. There are other variables that could make the E6600 outperform the E6700 by a long shot and visa versa, who knows.
All I know is the E6700 @ max multi @ 400FSB = 4.0ghz
E6600 @ max multi @ 400FSB = 3.6ghz
That makes the E6700 "theoretically" better for overclocking. But then again, it will take more voltage and power to get it there, and blah blah.
Get the E6700 if you have sucky RAM and want to hit 4ghz.
Spend $115 on G.Skill HZs and save $100 by getting the E6600, because you'll get higher than 400mhz FSB on a lot of boards easy as pie.