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im looking for a new proc to replace my celly d. im just wondering if a e2160 would be a good choice or should i go with a e4x00 or a e6xx0
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Are you planning to just change the CPU? Are you sure your motherboard is C2D compatible? (just checking)

The differences I believe, at least between the 4 and 6 series is the FSB. I'm not sure about the 2 series. If the 2 series changed anything else beside just FSB, I would go with the 4 series (assuming your on a budget; if not, might as well go with something like a 6320 or anything).
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yes and it supports 1333 fsb and yes i am on a budget the e2x00 have 800 fsb and 1mb l2 cache compared to 2mb of the e4x00 with 800 fsb and the 4mb of the e6xx0 with 1066 fsb and 2mb of the e6300 and e6400
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Sorry, I haven't kept up on Intel as I should have. Why does Newegg not list the 2 series as Core 2 Duos? It's just "Dual Core".

If that's just Newegg's mistake, then the 2 series should be fine. Otherwise, the 4300 is only about 25 bucks more, but I don't know how tight your budget is. If you're doing gaming, I would suggest the 4300 though, as the 2mb of cache, though not a huge difference, is nice to work with.
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i didnt notice that im guess is that there not c2d but more like pd
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They actually are conroes, just using 1mb cache and a 800mhz fsb.
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so e2160 good budget proc or should i consider some thing else
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E2140/2160: good for budget builds. and might allow for gaming to some extent. dont expect any miracles here.
E4300/4400: not bad for budget, and allows for some nice gaming, especially OC'd. going from the 1mb cache to 2mb should make more of a difference than going from 2 to 4mb.
E6320/6420: these are your best picks from the 6000 series if your on a tight budget, the higher FSB and cache do offer advantages, but its up to you to decide whether or not that's worth the extra money.

Note that all this info is merely based on what i heard.
I personally think you cant really go wrong with any of them, but might want to consider at least the 4300 if you are going to play games.

just my 2ct.
post #9 of 23
Personally, I would go with a an e6xxx cpu due to the larger L2 cache, but the larger cache is not something that is absolutely a must-have. Unfortunately, the place where the smaller cache would have the most noticable impact would be in gaming applications.

Still though, the e2160 is a good cpu, and when you consider the price, in my opinion it turns into a great cpu. Another thing to note in regards to the 2160 is its solid overclocking capabilities. From the reviews I've read it seems like an overclock to 3.0ghz or even more (stock = 1.8ghz) is very easily attainable.
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post #10 of 23
true, but all C2Ds do that.
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