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im running a 680i i wanted to know what core2duo can i get to get good speed out of im tight on my budget so keep it low end please

also im mainly doing the overclock for more performance in application management.

so which core2duo should i go for ???
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How tight is your budget?
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im running a 680i i wanted to know what core2duo can i get to get good speed out of im tight on my budget so keep it low end please

also im mainly doing the overclock for more performance in application management.

so which core2duo should i go for ???
E6850 or an E8400
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How much are you looking to spend. Most C2D can reach a really nice OC (although how high depends on the individual chip).

If you have the ram that can OC pretty high, you can go for the lower models if you want to save money and try to hit a higher FSB with them. Right now an E8400(9x)/E8200(8x) seem to be the best choice. But if you want to save some money, an E7200 looks pretty nice as well.

On the other hand, if you wouldn't mind getting a used chip, you can pick up a nice proven OC'able chip used from the for sale section for pretty cheap (E6xx0). All depends on how much you want to spend.
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If you are REALLY tight on a budget. The E2180 from eWiz. $60.95 + shipping. OEM.
http://www.ewiz.com/query.php?categry=0&s=E2180
I clocked mine to 3.2GHz. It'll hit 2.8 to 3.0 easy. Ran COD4 full speed.
    
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My E2180 runs at 3.0 at stock voltages and will go to 3.6 with 1.35v. VID is 1.225!
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low budget 2180
mid 7200
nice 8400
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ok now when it says 1333 mhz fsb on the box does that mean its the max it can take ???
or something to take extent ?? might be going for the E7200
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ok wait i thinks thats the stock fsb HEHEH
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