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This chip is bein released on July 22, 4MB cache, 2.33 GHZ, 1333 FSB.That FSB seems incredibly high to me, what type of ram would I want to buy to overclock this... also would the motherboard needed for this chip differ from other C2D motherboards used for overclocking because of its high FSB.
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I think they may intend you to use it with DDR3-1333, but I'm not positive.

Also, this chip will have a lower multilier because of the higher FSB.
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That chip also has a lower multi which hinders overclocking even more.

Take the E6850 it has a X9 Multi just like the E6600 but a 1333Mhz (QDR) instead. Overclocking wise i don't think you can really get that much out of them...They use the same architecture and thermal specification as current core 2 so a stock 3GHz E6850 probably will be lucky to hit 3.5Ghz.

Yeah sure the ram speeds are available on DDR2 to get those high FSB but, you would need something special motherboard wise to get higher overclocks than current Conroes.

The only chip i have my eye on is the Q6700.....then there's another completely pointless release of the new QX6850
 
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If anyone else has some information regarding potential overclockability on say the latest 680i chipsets.....post it here.
 
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interesting... so then how does performance compare between lower FSB and higher clockspeed? I'm guessing I'd be better buying one of the cheaper lower end chips and overclocking in a budget build.
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interesting... so then how does performance compare between lower FSB and higher clockspeed? I'm guessing I'd be better buying one of the cheaper lower end chips and overclocking in a budget build.
Well for current Intel's on the 680i it's actually overall clockspeed that wins out.... You could use the same clockspeed one with a HIGH fsb and the other with a LOW fsb (obviously using different multi's) and the performance would be more or less identical.

This is what brings me to my arguement in other posts on why the hell ppl recommend ram over PC2 6400. It just doesn't seem like anyone on this forum actually researches things fully and simply goes by what someone else recommends with no real thought in it.
 
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