E6300 and E6400 Difference?

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AlexanderTheGreat

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Would you be able to say that P5B, being a new board and all and giving it the benefit of the doubt and the adequate timing of the BIOS update, which indeed is expected to fix most of Overclocking issues will easily become the new 'Budged mother board' for the e6300/e6400 'Budget processor' ?
 

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Both are very good overclocking cpu and could match the E6600 and E6700.
In frequency, but the lack of the 4MB L2 cache will hurt performance in some applications.I wonder if the higher FSB needed to reach 6600-6700 speeds will help negate the performance penalty of not having the 4MB cache? I would think it should offset it to some extent.
 

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Both are very good overclocking cpu and could match the E6600 and E6700.
In frequency, but the lack of the 4MB L2 cache will hurt performance in some applications.I wonder if the higher FSB needed to reach 6600-6700 speeds will help negate the performance penalty of not having the 4MB cache? I would think it should offset it to some extent.

Although I can't find it now, I have read some reviews with both E6300 and E6400 being overclocked to over the frequency of the E6600 and both have managed to beat the E6600 in some gaming benchmarks. But due to it's 2Mb L2 cache the E6300 and E6400 steps out at most applications like encoding and etc. But for gamers and overclockers the Core 2 lower end cpu can be overclocked to even match or exceed the performance of the E6600, FX-60, FX-62 and X2 5000.
 

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heh , you see, my point is not to overclock it beyond the x6800, but rather just overclock it to e6400's clock speeds or at the most e6600's. so i get the feeling that my money is worth the buck, i mean why spend more money on a e6400 when u can get a e6300 which is exactly the sam except lower clock speeds when u dont' plan to overclock it too much
 

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E6300 Vs E6400

Potential vs price

im planning on an upgrade, is it worth spending the extra (im trying to keep costs as low as possible and i know its not that bigger difference in price) on the E6400, or will i be fine with the E6300? (i cant afford the E6600)

im planning to overclock it atleast a little and slap a zalman cooler on there
mainly for gaming/media/work
 

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The E6300 is plenty enough for gaming and other software applications. Even at stock settings, the E6300 performs exceptionally well like that of X2 4400 or 940. But with overclocking you can achieve further performance especially in gaming applications. The Core 2 are very cool running cpu compare to it's predecessors and can be easily overclock to over 20 percent and without any risk of overheating. The stock cooler can even cool the Core 2 at overclocking and with an after-market heatsink fan like the Zalman 9500 it would be running fast and cool. You can't go wrong with the E6300 for it's performance-to-cost ratio and not to mention it's overclocking potential would easily put this chip to the top in terms of value. Go for it.
 

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