Originally Posted by rsfkevski
You'll see a slight difference (approx. 10-20% + FPS) in certain games and multitasking will be a bit better (approx. 15-25%). Although you may want to consider an E7200
as these are known to get good OC results
Yea, those figures are about right. I can feel a difference switching between my rigs and I have my E2180@ 3.6Ghz. The higher the oc you go the more you can feel and notice the difference. If you are gonna run no higher than 3.2GHz or so you won't notice much at all. But past that and imo YES you can certainly benefit from the E6850.
I went through the same when I grabbed my E6750 and I had no idea I was holding my rig back so much with that E2180.
E2*** series is a great budget cpu but no matter the oc on them they are not a performance cpu. But maybe I was a lucky one to feel such a difference between the two.
I've also been reading some good things about that E7200, worth a look at but since you're getting the E6850 for 100 it's a close call.
Originally Posted by 1uMmah
As u can see my board isnt really a good clocking board (.8 ghz max) if i get a E7200 I would probably only max OC it to 3.2, with a E6850 where the the default clock is 3.0 I can probably hit around 4.0.
Kinda true but you have to remember the E6850 is already at 333MHz fsb not the 266MHz fsb. So E7200 you have .5 multi. higher than E6850 and it will be the 45nm Wolfdale core.