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post #11 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
How is that over a 100% oc , The E2180 is 2.0GHz stock
he meant E2140 1.6ghz
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post #12 of 19
My vote goes for the E4300.
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post #13 of 19
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=181778

E4300 will clock to 3.4 on 1.425v, but they get warm.......

Gona need tuniq/true or water to push it....

but well worth 60$ IMO
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post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Stroker View Post
he meant E2140 1.6ghz
Hmm, I seem to be stumped, What does an E2140 have to do with an E2180. A 100% oc on an E2140 does not translate to a E2180 at 3.2GHz having a 100% oc. And the chip in question is an E2180 not a E2140.

Anyway, even with my E2180 at 3.6GHz it is still only slightly faster then my E4300 was at 3.2GHz. So I still have to vote for the E4300 in this scenario. Especially if the E4300 is supposed to hit 3.5GHz. And not to mention when a program can use that extra L2 the E4300 has, it will show greatly. Took me about 3 min longer to convert DVD to DivX using the E2180.
Edited by rx7racer - 6/16/08 at 12:13pm
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post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
I will be using a tuniq tower for cooling
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post #16 of 19
sorry guys, i wasn't thinking when i typed the e2180 to 3.2GHz being a 100% OC. The e2180 are good at close to stock voltages upp to 3.2GHz, but after that (when i was testing for 333*10, i had to push all the way to 1.45v vcore) they need a large vcore increase to get up past 3.3GHz (with the 10x multi).

If you can, get the e4300. As for me, i like mine, it's good, and i can't ask for more.
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post #17 of 19
My vote is the E7200. Its only $130 and can hit 4.0GHz. I just did a build for someone with a e7200 and I was able to keep it stable at 3.8GHz for 24/7 use. Its a wonderful chip for the money. With that in mind, I would get a E2xxx series chip or the E7200, nothing in between.
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post #18 of 19
At those prices I'd get the E4300 because of the extra L2 cache. If you can ebay some of the old E2160/E2180s, those were hitting close to 80% overclocks.
post #19 of 19
For $60 it's a no brainer(IMHO)... Get the e4300!

The cache penalty for going from 2mb -> 1mb is larger on a percentage basis(IE clock vs clock) than 4mb -> 2mb. Just check out my sig for some e4300 + Quadgt P965 benches/results(conducted @ various frequencies) and compare them to a similarly clocked e2xx0. Not only that but 3.5ghz on 1.425V is quite nice and takes a lot of the guesswork and luck out of the equation.
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