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E4 vs E6 San Diego Which one to get?

post #1 of 11
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Match up!

Which one overclocks better?

Is it possible that the E6 SD is one of those Toledos with a core disabled?

Which one I want?

After the break-in, on of my 3700 was damaged and the retailer where I bought it does not have any more in stock. Since I got my money back, I am in the market again. As i understand it, E6 is the same as E4, but with some bug fixed, of which I have been unable to gather any info. It is possible that one of the fixes on E6 is the use of 1.35v instead of 1.4v. Still max multi of 11. This is going on the Expert, so it will be overclocked to the max! Help me make the right choice.

EDIT: Should have added that it is for a strictly gaming computer. No word processing, no email, no internet surfing (only in emergencies).
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I heard E6 needs a bit less voltage at stock. Not sure if it affects the overclock much...
Not bad at all...
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I don't remember which were the fixed things in the E6 but they weren't really critical but at least they have been fixed...
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I am wondering the same thing so I hope someone has the answer
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As far as I know, E6>E4. E6's usually are a newer revision, have most glitches fixed, usually put out less heat and overclock higher on fewer volts.
    
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Originally Posted by r3tard
As far as I know, E6>E4. E6's usually are a newer revision, have most glitches fixed, usually put out less heat and overclock higher on fewer volts.
Well im not too sure about SD, but E4 Venice's came after E6's.
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the E6 is newer and i hope we can get a good duscusion on this cause im orderin all new parts and would like the SD 3700+
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post #8 of 11
I can only speculate on the E6 , but my E4 is 3.ghz stable with a 1.60 vcore, and i have run it @ 3102 (282X11) but my free motherboard didnt like it (need to go DFI) . Ive seen many E4's that clock very well , but have also seen a few E6's here that people are getting 3ghz on Air . It's a tough call in my book . Good luck .
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So I went ahead and got the E6 San Diego. Right now can't make it run because I have no video card to put on the Expert, as it is back ordered. As soon as I get those cards I'll report back.

I expect that it will overclock rather good, even with the same multiplier. But it runs cooler, and that is a good thing... I guess.

Preliminary observations on other people's overclock looks promising.
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good luck, and keep us posted.
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