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I C people overclocking the e2xxx series to 3ghz with little efforts and an e6300 doesn't overclock that well. I hear cache is also being overrated
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I sell custom built PCs and I would like to ask a few questions regarding the E2xxx series of Intel CPUs...Apologies if some may be obvious and there are one or two I guess I should know...

OK, here come the questions:

1. Are the CPUs (E2140, E2160, E2180, E2200 and E2220) all EXACTLY the same, except for clock speed and maybe multiplier?

2. Does overclocking automatically invalidate the warranty?

3. Can they be easily overclocked on the stock heatsink/fan without needing a third party cooler?

4. The plan is to overclock the CPU on DDR-667 value RAM and I'd like to be able to achieve the performance of either an E4300 or E6300...I'm guessing all of the CPUs in the range can achieve this? Does anyone know how much I'd need to overclock it by?

5. So, er...what one should I go for?
1. None of them have any different features, if thats what you mean. Some may have been binned/sorted better, but they are all made the same.

2. Yes, but unless you physically damage the chip by it, Intel won't know.

3. Yes. I've had two E2140s and an E2160 that were all 100% stable at 3Ghz with the stock coolers.

4. Not that much. Your memory will most likely be running past rated speed if you will use DDR-667, however. Still, most can take DDR-800 without issue. If you are buying new memory, there is no reason not to get DDR-800 right from the get go.

5. The E2180 is the best deal.
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E2xxx is the one of best series of chips for the budget build. Anyone has already anwsered your questions. Regarding the cache, here is a review you may want to take a look. Nothing wrong to pick E6300. Just be careful for those older B2 chip. Make sure to get a good read of temp. The 7x chip really puts the pressure on NB and ram when you want to OC.
Edited by linskingdom - 6/2/08 at 11:27am
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I just looked at the cache review, but the e2xxx' overclocking ability is far superior to the e6300'
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I just looked at the cache review, but the e2xxx' overclocking ability is far superior to the e6300'
yes,... budgetwise
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yes,... budgetwise
NO.....in reality !!!!!!!!!

the 2180 has an 800mhz bus & as such allows a much higher OC....
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Yeah I C it n alot of reviews, e21x0 overclock like in the 3.0 spot easy with air.
And e6300 at 2.6 with air. Don't you also need faster ram than ddr2 800 to get 450 FSB or something.
Edited by Mamudi - 6/2/08 at 12:54pm
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NO.....in reality !!!!!!!!!
i just don't want to be too optimistic but i can "feel" what u mean
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Yeah I C it n alot of reviews, e21x0 overclock like in the 3.0 spot easy with air.
And e6300 at 2.6 with air
OT

The average e6300 goes much higher than 2.6 on air cooling. You must be looking at some older reviews, and / or noobs who can't overclock.
    
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