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post #1 of 16
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Basically I want to buy cheap, and overclock a lot. My goal is a minimum of 3.5 hopefully higher, What dual core chip can do you this for as cheap as possible? I was looking at the pentium dual core range but I can't work out which one overclocks best...cheers
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3.5G and cheap as possible. If you can get a older batch of E2180, yes, it should be around 3.5G. Otherwise, may get the E6750.
post #3 of 16
i`d say the E6750. love mine
4Ghz is possible with WC`ing.
with stock cooler mine got to 3,4Ghz (but stock sux )
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post #4 of 16
the problem is no 2 cpu's are the same, so id say find something that alot of ppl are using at the desired OC you are seeking...

On paper id say e4600 or e4700 would do 3.4 easy, but thats just a guess, ive had no exp with them. My e4300 would run 3.24 24/7 @ 1.39v and Im sure with the right mobo i could get 3.4-3.6 with 1.5v on it...

I will be testing it when i get a new mobo..

do some google searches with the processor yur looking at.. ie: "E6300 Overclocking" and see what you find...
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post #5 of 16
My E4500 did a nice 3.2 gigs.
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I would recommend an E2xxx. Most can reach 3.0-3.2. Some can reach 3.5 and higher. It is really hit or miss. To be guaranteed 3.5, I would say an E6750 or E8400.
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the E2**0's... EXCELLENT bang for the buck when OCed... if i were you, i'd take an E2180
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post #9 of 16
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Hey thanks fella's again the E2XX0'S look like monster overclockers but mixed results some can't get to 3 ghz even.
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post #10 of 16
If you want to get a guaranteed good clockspeed, try to find an E8400. Low volts, low temps and killer clocks. It'll last you for a good while.
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