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post #1 of 24
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I have the ability to get a new E2180 $70 or a used E4300 for about $60. Which of those two Cpus should I get?
Edited by Zaxbys - 6/3/08 at 7:19am
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post #2 of 24
looking at those prices i would have to go with the 4300 & hope it OCs well
extra cache for less money......

ooh....did not see the used part thats a hard 1....hmmm
as long as the 4300 is fully functional grab it....
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Concur. E4300, slightly better chip + bonus of less money. I would caution to find out all about its background though. Hope MHO helps
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post #4 of 24
Yup get the e4300...looks like a bargian. Nothing wrong with used processors
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He says he gets 3.5Ghz when OC'd and has used this cooler:

http://techgage.com/article/coolit_e...or_cpu_cooler/
Edited by Zaxbys - 6/3/08 at 7:10am
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He says he gets 3.5Ghz when OC'd
Seems good. Might want to inquire at what voltage. I can get 3.5ghz stable on my e2180 with 1.5v.
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Ok I will inquire about the voltage. But might I as a noob question and know why does voltage matter?
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post #8 of 24
$50 for a L2 chip that is able to do 3.5G, not bad at all.
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Ok I will inquire about the voltage. But might I as a noob question and know why does voltage matter?
Well, If it can get 3.5ghz at 1.4v that would be a really great chip. If it can only get it at 1.55v then 3.5ghz can't really be considered a 24/7 overclock IMO. Really, I would still go for it, the extra cache should help a bit and you don't have to take the 'overclock lottery' of buying a retail chip.
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$50 for a L2 chip that is able to do 3.5G, not bad at all.
Is 3.5Ghz beliveable for this chip?


Edit: I was mistaken the price was $60
Edited by Zaxbys - 6/3/08 at 7:19am
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