X2 4200+ or E6300

Both cost the EXACT price from what I'm looking in the UK.

The X2 3800+ is a little behind the E6300, so will the X2 4200+ be better? Mostly looking at the gaming aspect.

Bearing in mind I'll be wanting to use the cheapest 2GB DDR2 6400 (800 Mhz) that I can find.
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  1. Both are more or less the same. But based on a few benchmarks that I've seen (there aren't that many for the E6300 or E6400) at worse the Conroe E6300 performs just as well as the X2 4200+. In the best case scenario Conroe performs a bit better.

    That is true for both applications and games when both CPUs are being overclocked. Personally, I would choose Conroe, but I going for the E6600.

    Click on the following link for a list of reviews:

    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Post-NDA-Conroe-Benchmarks-ftopict191416.html
  2. I would go with the E6300. The only reasons to not go with Conroe are if you can't wait (or dont want to) or don't have enough money and take advantage of the recent price drops from AMD. The E6300 will perform at least a little better than the X2 4200+
  3. Go with the E6300, performs just as good, and can be overclocked to 2.9ghz on air, the speed of XE6800. Don't worry about board prices, you can get a board that supports Conroe for just 59 bucks: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157092
  4. Im not going to buy the more expensive processors then cripple it with a crappy board. I would probably get the P5W DH with Core 2 Duo.
  5. I am in the same predicament. Sorry for asking but I didn't want to start a new topic about the same thing.

    Is the preformance gain in the E6300 enough to change over to DDR2 ram from DDR ram? Because if I get the E6300 I would have to get new ram also.
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