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So, my stuff is supposed to be shipped tomorrow, so I can still change stuff around now.. since tomorrow is also the 22, I can pick the E6550 instead.

The only thing is, I'm planning to overclock it (while sticking with the stock cooler, so I'm expecting 2.8-3.2GHz on the E6420), and the E6550 has a 7x multiplier in contrast to the E6420's 8x multiplier.. that's a difference of 350-500MHz, which is quite formidable


Do you guys think I should get the 6550 despite the lower multiplier?
 

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yeah I am kinda biased on the E6420 since I have one and all, but with that aside, I surpassed 1333FSB since the day I got it....if that tells ya anything....*looks at sig, smiles*
 

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Thanks guys =) /rep
 

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i dont see anything wrong with the 7x multi, recent P35 chips can get some really high FSBs, even my E6320 can get to 3.4ghz (485fsb) with the last gen P965 boards.
 

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What memory are you running?

P.s., if you get E6420 you can pick up a GeminII, easily the best economic air cooling solution, for the same price as a E6550 alone
 

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if you get E6420 you can pick up a GeminII, easily the best economic air cooling solution, for the same price as a E6550 alone

QFT.
 

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E6420 for sure. Stock FSB means nothing to us overclockers, and that higher multi should allow you to reach the max potential of the CPU without insane ram or motherboard.
 

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I went with the E6550

Here's some potential


Wow, what motherboard do you have there?
 

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G0 E6*50s are overclocking monsters.

E6550.
 

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Wow, what motherboard do you have there?

That's a screen grab from this overclocking review.
http://xtreview.com/temp.php?search1=1

"Coolaler, obtained at its disposal not only the engineering model of processor core 2 Duo e6550 (2.33 GHz) with 1333 MHz system bus, but also motherboard on base of chipset Intel x38 in the complete set with ddr-3 memory . However, the processor tests were made on motherboard asus commando with chipset Intel p965.

After increasing Vcore to 1.41 v, the author of experiment was able to overclock the processor core 2 Duo e6550 (2.33 GHz) to 3.85 GHz. The frequency of system system bus in this case was increased to 550 MHz, Multiplier was set to the maximum value 7x."

edit: It's important to note that they achieved that with the assistance of a volt mod, however the P35 chipset will achieve 3.8ghz @ 1.35v without any volt modding assistance.
 
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