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i am in a decision i cannot seem to make.

which one is better/faster?

E6300 or E4500?
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only real difference is the fsb, the 4500 is 800 and the 6300 is 1066

so the 6300 should be slightly faster if you OCing
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true, but is that the only difference?
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e4400's and e4500's are M0 and run really hot...
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Nope..the L2 cache aswell...E4xxx have 2mb l2 cache and e6xxx series have 4mb L2.
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post #6 of 30
basically thats the only difference, like wheels said the 4*** will run slightly hotter, but not too much. your best best is the 6300

and to waqasr the cache is exactly the same on the e6300 and e4500
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Originally Posted by mastertrixter View Post
only real difference is the fsb, the 4500 is 800 and the 6300 is 1066

so the 6300 should be slightly faster if you OCing
No, quite the contrary. The E4500/4400 have much more headroom for overclocking. because of the 200 FSB, they come with a much higher multiplier. So it takes only a 266 FSB to get an E4500 to 3.0GHz. But an E6300 needs 418FSB for the same 3.0GHz clock.

Look at it this way:
E6300 - x7 Multi
E4400 - x10 multi
E4500 - x11 multi

Now figure out how high you can OC each of those with the same FSB...


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Nope..the L2 cache aswell...E4xxx have 2mb l2 cache and e6xxx series have 4mb L2.
No to that one as well, the E6300 & E6400 has the same cache as the E4X00 series. They each have 2Mb L2 cache!
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post #8 of 30
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Nope..the L2 cache aswell...E4xxx have 2mb l2 cache and e6xxx series have 4mb L2.
says here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

e6300 has 2M L2 cache
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No, quite the contrary. The E4500/4400 have much more headroom for overclocking. because of the 200 FSB, they come with a much higher multiplier. So it takes only a 266 FSB to get an E4500 to 3.0GHz. Byt an E6300 needs 418FSB for the same 3.0GHz clock.

Look t it this way:
E6300 - x7 Multi
E4400 - x10 multi
E4500 - x11 multi

Now figure out how high you can OC each of those with the same FSB...

As for the extra cach, the E6300 & E6400 has the same cache as the E4X00 series. They each have 2Mb L2 cache!
very very true, i completely forgot about the multy being higher on the e4500

thank you sir. so if your going to oc and have decent cooling go with the e4500 since its aslo $45 cheaper
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okay lets say the two cpu's are the same price, in this case i guess the consensus is E6300 > E4500 ?

basically i have both, and 2 boards, but only one will let me overclock. so im trying to figure out which one should go on which board.
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