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    E7200 45nm Wolfdale
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    E6550 65nm Conroe
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post #1 of 29
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If I get lucky tomorrow I *might* be able to get an upgrade and if I do I will choose the processor, as my friend is also in need of a much better processor so this golden E4500 will have a nice home.

I can't decide between the E7200 or E6550 and heres why,

-E7200 IHS not soldered to die as E6550 is, usually means higher temps
-Both can hit high speeds, but which one has the slight lead over the other?
-Some 45nm's with faulty DTS sensors
-Really really really would like that SSSE 4.1 instruction of E7200
-Vcore limit for E7200 is about 1.38v while limit is 1.50v for E6550
-E7200 is $25 cheaper than the E6550

Those who own or owned (of coarse even if you don't own one) a E6550 and E7200 may you please voice your opinion on which is "better"? E7200 is $150 and E6550 is $175 CDN.
     
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post #2 of 29
Even though the vcore is lower on the E7200, the improvements made from the die shrink allow for better use of the vcore you have. For me it would be an easy choice, the E7200. The wolfdale core is just better IMO.
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post #3 of 29
The E6550 is SEVERELY crippled by the 7x multi. Trust me, I would know. The highest I can get stable is 450 fsb x 7 = 3150 mhz.

Get the E7200
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post #4 of 29
this is no contest the 7200 is WAY better
    
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post #5 of 29
e7200 FTW
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So far it looks like the E7200 is the winner! *nerviously twiddles fingers hoping I do get the upgrade*
     
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post #7 of 29
Easily the E7200

When you can get 4Ghz with just 1.32vCore who cares if it has a low limit.
post #8 of 29
id say e7200. the pros outweigh the cons on this one, and its less expensive for newer technology. they have a lower voltage max, but can achieve better clocks per voltage than the 65nm chips.

a multiplier of 7 is totally unacceptable in my book, so a e6550 is out of the question for me.
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Easily the E7200

When you can get 4Ghz with just 1.32vCore who cares if it has a low limit.
Do you happen to know how high you got yours on stock volts?
     
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by GigaByte View Post
Do you happen to know how high you got yours on stock volts?
I never tried, this cpu has never been at stock clocks or stock volts.

When I put it in my CPU had forgotten to change the FSB from my e2160 overclock and it ended up posting at 3.2Ghz or something.
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