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But what exactly makes your CPU better than an E2180?

Don't say the cache... that's unimportant.
my CPU was at 4GHZ, his was @ 3ghz.
Thats quite a large difference.
And even so, if i put in 2x8800GT im pretty sure i would have a slight bottleneck.
All i am saying is that you WILL have a bottleneck, and it will be much larger than you probably expect,

My suggestion was to ditch the e2180, go for a higher end CPU (Q6600) and maybe get one 8800GTS, than in the future upgrade and get another GTS (Prices will drop further so that shouldnt be too expensive).
    
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But what exactly makes your CPU better than an E2180?

Don't say the cache... that's unimportant.
It's probably that his stock speed run higher than yours, which gives him more OC headroom. I wouldn't buy a new CPU if I were you ,then again I would never buy a dual core or SLI either...
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It's probably that his stock speed run higher than yours, which gives him more OC headroom. I wouldn't buy a new CPU if I were you ,then again I would never buy a dual core or SLI either...
Completely untrue. Stock speed has nothing to do with it, but architecture has.
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Completely untrue. Stock speed has nothing to do with it, but architecture has.
You are wrong, stock speed does matter because it means you are getting a higher binned processor. Higher bin = higher OC
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It's probably that his stock speed run higher than yours, which gives him more OC headroom. I wouldn't buy a new CPU if I were you ,then again I would never buy a dual core or SLI either...
Neither of us were running stock. he was OC'd to 2.9, i was OC'd to 4.0
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Completely untrue. Stock speed has nothing to do with it, but architecture has.
Its somewhat true, but architecture does have a much larger role(i think)
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You are wrong, stock speed does matter because it means you are getting a higher binned processor. Higher bin = higher OC
Well thats just kind of obvious isnt it?
however sometimes it doesnt really matter,
look at Q6600 vs Q6700.....
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e6750 vs e6850, i got my 6750 higher than my buddy could get his 6850
    
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Neither of us were running stock. he was OC'd to 2.9, i was OC'd to 4.0
Re-read what I said, that's not what I was talking about. I was saying your higher stock speed meant you had a higher binned CPU, therefore it could OC better.


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Well thats just kind of obvious isnt it?
You would think it's obvious, but the other guy didn't otherwise that post wouldn't have been necessary.
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however sometimes it doesnt really matter,
look at Q6600 vs Q6700.....
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e6750 vs e6850, i got my 6750 higher than my buddy could get his 6850
The limiting factor in the case of the Q6700 isn't the CPU itself, it's the North Bridge. If the Q6600 and the Q6700 had the same multiplier the Q6700 would OC better.
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The limiting factor in the case of the Q6700 isn't the CPU itself, it's the North Bridge. If the Q6600 and the Q6700 had the same multiplier the Q6700 would OC better.
True, but just compairing bin speed (as u said), the Q6700 should be able to OC higher, but that is not the case
    
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