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E6420 vs E6600 on Gigabyte P35?

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Wondering which CPU would be the best for this board. Since this board can reach a fairly high FSB, and I'm looking to get maybe 3.4Ghz out of my system, wouldn't the E6420 technically be the best choice? Least money for equal performance (well, if I choose to stay on the lower end of 3Ghz that is).

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GA-P35C-DS3R
4x1GB Ballistix 6400 4-4-4-12 (so don't think the lower multi would affect me much)
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I would go for the E6420 not a bad chip and cheaper, should get to 3.2+ on a good cooler shouldn't need water.
    
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post #3 of 11
I vote for the E6420 as well. There isn't much differences between the E6420 and E6600. The E6420 clock stock speed is lower, that's mainly it.

The E6420 would probably have better steppings than the E6600 since they're new.

3.0GHz iz pretty easy to hit, sometimes. 3.4GHz, you'll need better cooling for this. Stock HSF can get the E6420 from 2.13 to around 2.6-2.8GHz. If you're lucky, you'll reach higher.
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My e6600 runs 3.6Gb @ 1.3v on Major WC'ing with that very board.
Once I upgrade my mem to DDR2-8500C5 I will hit 4Gig easy.
  
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My e6600 runs 3.6Gb @ 1.3v on Major WC'ing with that very board.
Once I upgrade my mem to DDR2-8500C5 I will hit 4Gig easy.
1.3v? Just 1.3000v? Are you serious? Is that stable? If so, .
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Actually 1.350v stable on Orthos after 90min.
3241.0MHz @ 1.296v w/360/1440MHz FSB,
-7ºC Idle and 7ºC Full Load currently.
  
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Actually 1.350v stable on Orthos after 90min.
3241.0MHz @ 1.296v w/360/1440MHz FSB,
-7ºC Idle and 7ºC Full Load currently.
Many would say 90 minutes isn't enough. I personally would say that if you're stable on everything that you do, then you're good.
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Many would say 90 minutes isn't enough. I personally would say that if you're stable on everything that you do, then you're good.
Before running Orthos I always run 3DMark '01-'06, if those fail it's not stable!
  
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post #9 of 11
i use OCCT. dont like orthos.

E6420 FTW.
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OCCT doesn't read correctly on my e6600 or agree with other load stress progs,
Orthos does.
  
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