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E6420 or E6550?

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So, my stuff is supposed to be shipped tomorrow, so I can still change stuff around now.. since tomorrow is also the 22, I can pick the E6550 instead.

The only thing is, I'm planning to overclock it (while sticking with the stock cooler, so I'm expecting 2.8-3.2GHz on the E6420), and the E6550 has a 7x multiplier in contrast to the E6420's 8x multiplier.. that's a difference of 350-500MHz, which is quite formidable

Do you guys think I should get the 6550 despite the lower multiplier?
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post #2 of 14
E6420. definately.
since you're overclocking, FSB doesnt mean anything.
post #3 of 14
yeah I am kinda biased on the E6420 since I have one and all, but with that aside, I surpassed 1333FSB since the day I got it....if that tells ya anything....*looks at sig, smiles*
    
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Thanks guys =) /rep
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post #5 of 14
e6420
post #6 of 14
i dont see anything wrong with the 7x multi, recent P35 chips can get some really high FSBs, even my E6320 can get to 3.4ghz (485fsb) with the last gen P965 boards.
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nice E6420 FTW!
    
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What memory are you running?

P.s., if you get E6420 you can pick up a GeminII, easily the best economic air cooling solution, for the same price as a E6550 alone
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
if you get E6420 you can pick up a GeminII, easily the best economic air cooling solution, for the same price as a E6550 alone
QFT.
post #10 of 14
E6420 for sure. Stock FSB means nothing to us overclockers, and that higher multi should allow you to reach the max potential of the CPU without insane ram or motherboard.
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