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post #11 of 21
e6600 hands down
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post #12 of 21
well assuming he's wanting it for pure overclocking performance - how many of the new steppings on the e6600's have you saw that outpaced the e6420's?
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post #13 of 21
I do believe the 6300 has the highest OC percentage rating...then up to the 6400 and so on....

IMO if your not worried about $40 then go ahead and get the 6600 because it is faster. But I do wonder if someone can notice a real world difference in a stock 6400 and a stock 6600? Maybe...

You can always OC either one, in the end, the 6600 should be faster...

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post #15 of 21
I would just get an E6600 and not look back personally.
post #16 of 21
If you are willing to shell out more for a higher stock speed, then go ahead. It really depends on the stepping you get, if you get a lower model with a superb stepping, it can outperform the higher models once you start overclocking it. Either way a x9 multi isn't really needed, x8 offers plenty of headroom on most good mobo's.
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post #18 of 21
If your getting the chip from newegg, I just got a 51B (I think, I know its a B)stepping from there a few days ago. It goes to 3.6 on water but my memory cant get higher. It should do more when i get the memory but I cant tell for sure yet.

Otherwise I think someone on here said tankguys is gauranteeing a good stepping right now or something to that effect.
 
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post #19 of 21
E6600 would be your optimum choice if you want dual core. It's generally a great overclocker and the 4MB cache does help. I personally wouldn't get anything else unless you want to go quad.
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Otherwise I think someone on here said tankguys is gauranteeing a good stepping right now or something to that effect.
L630F. Had L629F's last time and they sold/did very well, so hopefully these will too.
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