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Okay so I thought for fun I might buy an old Pentium 4 Dual core chip as they overclock very well, I know the 1Mb cache is a problem so I'll need some help with deciding on some Good ram (4 GBS probaly)...

Parts I need help deciding on:

Motherboard: Well I want one good for overclocking and also preferably one that can support newer intel chips as well if I want to upgrade later on.

CPU: Which one is best for overclocking?

RAM: DDR2 - Good for overclocking preferably past 1000 mhz (as the ram will need to powerful with a 1mb cache)

And cooling is the last thing, preferably air..


Thanks fella's
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I think the choice is between an E2140 or a E2160 help me decide, it's about 10 dollars difference but I'm not sure what overclocks better.
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E2140, a P31/P35 board and Crucial DDR2-800 ram. Between E2140 and E2160, I would go for E2140.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...tter,1709.html
post #4 of 41
e2220, 2.4ghz, $90! e2140 is not good. 8x multi, ewwwwh. get atleast 9x multi (e2160)
e2220 is the best deal, though.
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and the evga 650i is $50 after rebate.
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But I cannot work out which one will overclock higher and what about the e2180? and how well does the e2220 overclock?

Basically people I want to be hitting over 3.5 if possible,

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post #7 of 41
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Okay folks with your posts could you post links to each product, thanks heaps

Working out which one of these CPU overclocks better is doing my head in I just want to get a stable 3.5-3.7 with good air cooling...if possible so just gotta work out the chip that'll do that.

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post #8 of 41
I would get the e2160, they have had a good batch out. Ive heard 3 or 4 people who got theirs in the past 2 weeks, including me, that can do at least 3.0 on stock volts.

Even though though that guy had the 3.5# on his e2140 @ stock....

As for board get a GA-P35-DS3L


And RAM G.Skill ddr2 1000

Hope that helps Or at least give you more options
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post #9 of 41
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Cheers, remember it doesn't just have to be the e2140 or e2160, I was thinking the e2180 looked powerful...
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post #10 of 41
cheapish means different to everyone, give us a budget ................
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