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How long should I keep the E6300 for?

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I'm getting a new mobo this weekend so I can overclock it but I was wondering when it would be ideal to get a new one?

I don't know much about CPUs and how they work so if someone could explain them for me that would be great
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CPU = central processing unit

think of it like your computer's brain. with speeds. if you make it faster, well, your system is better. so i would get a good overclocking board and overclock it to make you computer's brain even faster. you probably already know this but its good to just reiterate a basic understanding of things.
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Stepping up from an E6300 to a E6600 wouldn't be much of a difference.

On July 22nd, Q6600, which is a quad, will price drop down to $266.

So, If you want a better CPU than an E6300, maybe a Quad after the price drop.
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post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by mcogan10 View Post
CPU = central processing unit

think of it like your computer's brain. with speeds. if you make it faster, well, your system is better. so i would get a good overclocking board and overclock it to make you computer's brain even faster. you probably already know this but its good to just reiterate a basic understanding of things.
Lol I know that but I want to know about bus speeds, multipliers, L2 Cache etc..
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haha okay. fsb x multiplier gives you your speed. your stock fsb is 266, and your multiplier is . 266x7 = 1.83 ghz speed. when you see "bus speed 1066" or somethign like that, that is the "rated" speed, which is four times the actual fsb because intel processors are quad pumped. L2 cache is high speed onboard memory most useful in 3D games. the more the better.
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so how long should I keep my cpu for? if i overclock it im aiming at 3.5GHz per core
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post #7 of 23
haha you have to overclock both cores...
3.5 ghz per core is gonna be tough (500x7), so you're gonna need a really good, proven overclocker. i would suggest getting the Asus P5K Vanilla, 150 bucks on newegg and it got to 490 fsb for cyber druid, which will get you to 3.4 ghz. what do you mean by "how long should i keep it"?
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well im ordering this board
http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...&prodID=B74675

i mean how long do you think it would be before i needed to upgrade
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that board is the biggest ripoff in history, under no circumstances buy it. depends what you do, but if you are a gamer running a c2d at 3.5 you wont need to upgrade until mainstream games start taking advantage of stuff above dual core
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whats a c2d?
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