Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna
Wow, I'm really learning a lot here. I thank you all! I'm learning that I should have worded my question so that I could get advice on which cpu out there will overclock the best, but will get me the best performance too. I mean, if I get the e8400, which it looks like I will, and I achieve 4.7GHz, then I'm gonna be the happiest nerd on earth.
I think I'd be much happier with an easy 4.0GHz than a tougher 4.0GHz. I really do
want to use as little voltage as possible. An OC with over 1.45 vcore doesn't sound very appealing to me, especially with the temperatures that it may get at full load. But not only that, but I can apparently enter at least 500MHz into my bios (well, I enter "2000"), and I didn't try for higher. So, I don't know, maybe the e8400 is my best possible option!
So far, I'm really leaning towards the e8400!
What your leaning to and why your leaning to it contradict so badly,
Your scared of using high voltages right?
The thing is, voltages for the two chips are completely different,
And e8400 @ 1.375, is just like an E6750 @ 1.5 .........................
Please understand, that the number doesnt matter, its the range,
The range of vcore on an e8400 is extremely low, however it can OC alot better in a smaller range,
The E6750 (or any 65nm) can just take higher volts,
Hence, if your scared of burning your chip you should be going for a 65nm that wont burn out if it takes 0.000001v too many