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E8400 or the XEON equivalent?

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I am going to grab one of the two. But does one overclock better than the other? I have heard mixed things on this subject, so anyone who KNOWS SOME FACTS on the subject plz gimme some help.





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I would think that the E8400 would suffice over the xeon since the XEON is a server processor... Its not rlly made for overclocking
    
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I would think that the E8400 would suffice over the xeon since the XEON is a server processor... Its not rlly made for overclocking
You could argue that the E8400 is no more "made for OCing" as the equivalent Xeon.

I doubt you could tell a difference.

The only thing i could think of is maybe the E8400 is a better binned chip than its equivalent Xeon, and i suppose that would make it a bit better for OCing.
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Actually Xeons r supposed 2 b better binned then the normal wolfdales, but from what I've heard is that the earlier e8400s r the best overclockers.
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What are you going to be doing with the CPU PR1M3R? Overclocking, Computing?, Design?.....that would help fro the analysis
    
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Whichever is cheaper
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Whichever is cheaper
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When I had my E3110 (The xeon 8400) it walked into 4GHz but they are basically identical chips.
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Do Xeons work in normal boards or do you need a server mobo for them?
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Do Xeons work in normal boards or do you need a server mobo for them?
yea... they would be able... But i would still think the E8400 would be more stable at high clocks with good-excellent cooling
    
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post #10 of 18
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yea... they would be able... But i would still think the E8400 would be more stable at high clocks with good-excellent cooling
Incorrect, Xeons use higher quality silicon than their mass market brothers.
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