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September 29, 2006 8:36:37 PM

Hi,

I was just wondering what u guys would recommend?

I have a pentium D 805 atm... but I heard that the e6400 is a better processor to overclock and gets you a very good performance....

I was just wondering... is there any point of me gettin e6300 or e6400? I mean is there a big performance difference? I am running the 805 @ 3.6GHz atm with stock cooling... I'll be running my liquid cooling soon when I get my y piece...

I heard that the e6300 can be overclocked to 3.2GHz + with stock cooling so should be able to get more from that ? Any recommendations/ reviews/ personal experiences ? I use my machine mainly for games... I have a 7900GTXs so the bottleneck would be @ the CPU

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September 29, 2006 8:59:56 PM

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Hi,

I was just wondering what u guys would recommend?

I have a pentium D 805 atm... but I heard that the e6400 is a better processor to overclock and gets you a very good performance....

I was just wondering... is there any point of me gettin e6300 or e6400? I mean is there a big performance difference? I am running the 805 @ 3.6GHz atm with stock cooling... I'll be running my liquid cooling soon when I get my y piece...

I heard that the e6300 can be overclocked to 3.2GHz + with stock cooling so should be able to get more from that ? Any recommendations/ reviews/ personal experiences ? I use my machine mainly for games... I have a 7900GTXs so the bottleneck would be @ the CPU


If your going to overclock it I would say go with the e6400 as you get a higher multiplier plus its stock ratting is higher to start with. I myself am using the 6400 and so far I have been very impressed with it, the Allendale CPU's (6300 &6400) are some what over-shadowed by their Conroe counterparts (6600, 6700, X6800) counterparts which is a shame because they even at stock levels of Mhz they give the performance you would expect from a chips costing lots of £££/$$$.

So yeah in my opinion the Allendale to have is the Core 2 Duo E6400.
September 29, 2006 9:28:49 PM

Quote:
Hi,

I was just wondering what u guys would recommend?

I have a pentium D 805 atm... but I heard that the e6400 is a better processor to overclock and gets you a very good performance....

I was just wondering... is there any point of me gettin e6300 or e6400? I mean is there a big performance difference? I am running the 805 @ 3.6GHz atm with stock cooling... I'll be running my liquid cooling soon when I get my y piece...

I heard that the e6300 can be overclocked to 3.2GHz + with stock cooling so should be able to get more from that ? Any recommendations/ reviews/ personal experiences ? I use my machine mainly for games... I have a 7900GTXs so the bottleneck would be @ the CPU


If your going to overclock it I would say go with the e6400 as you get a higher multiplier plus its stock ratting is higher to start with. I myself am using the 6400 and so far I have been very impressed with it, the Allendale CPU's (6300 &6400) are some what over-shadowed by their Conroe counterparts (6600, 6700, X6800) counterparts which is a shame because they even at stock levels of Mhz they give the performance you would expect from a chips costing lots of £££/$$$.

So yeah in my opinion the Allendale to have is the Core 2 Duo E6400.

Sounds good... just wondering... what kind of clock speeds have you clocked it to and have u benchmarked it? What kind of stock processor would that speed be equivelent to?
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September 30, 2006 12:21:14 AM

I currently have my E6400 Allendale running at 2.4 GHz which is the same speed as the E6600 Conroe (but I have slightly less chase memory) and it's stable. To be fair I haven't run anything really demanding to test its stability although I plan to do some video encoding which should test its stability. Also 2.4 MHz isn't my limit I just haven't got around to bumping up the FSB in BIOS to a higher level.

As far as cooling goes I'm using an Artic Freezer Pro 7 HSF, the stock Intel cooler should yield good results as well but the Freezer Pro 7 should give me that extra 10% plus it's a lot quieter!

Oh I've just re-read your first post and just to let you know ANY core 2 chip will max out your graphics card with ease.


BTW my Mobo is a Gigbyte 965 -DS3
September 30, 2006 8:18:36 AM

im looking to invest in a e6400 in a few months. actually im trying to accumulate enough funds to purchase a new system. its been a while and im embarrased to say what im running right now.

however, my question is what is a good mobo to run with a e6400 if my budget is under $200? im really looking to spend around $500 max just starting and then upgrades will follow. by the way, im trying to familiarize myself with the new products out now soo any reviews or suggestions will be most helpful. thanks again.
September 30, 2006 11:26:27 AM

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im looking to invest in a e6400 in a few months. actually im trying to accumulate enough funds to purchase a new system. its been a while and im embarrased to say what im running right now.

however, my question is what is a good mobo to run with a e6400 if my budget is under $200? im really looking to spend around $500 max just starting and then upgrades will follow. by the way, im trying to familiarize myself with the new products out now soo any reviews or suggestions will be most helpful. thanks again.


The E6400 is a good a chip but if you’re on that sort of budget I would get the E6300 and put the savings into a better graphics card.

As far as motherboards go you will need motherboard that supports socket 775 and most of these boards are quite a bit of money. One of the ‘cheaper’ ones is the gigabyte 965 DS3, the board isn't loaded with features like some of the Asus boards (hence the savings) but it's very stable and gives great overclocking potential. Most yanks around here seem to buy of Newegg, so if I were you I would start there.
September 30, 2006 3:24:03 PM

E6300 +gigabyte DS3 maybe the best choice for you.The E6300 and E6400 have almost the same potential in overclocking as long as you got a propery outter environment(mobo , ram ,power-supply).So you can save your money and invest them into graphic cards in order to have a better total perfomances.
September 30, 2006 5:16:47 PM

in my opinion e6300 should do just fine and save the money for something else good, or go to e6600 that would overkill your needs! :p 

here's some benchmark on several processor and others hardware specification, i know it's not the real comparison due to hardware differential but it should you give a glimp of what you are looking for.







the hardware were used in the above benchmark results are from my client's specification. i do help people building their desktop while i'm finishing my university degree here and before i give them their machine, i run some benchmark on and record it for quick general comparison only. hehe
September 30, 2006 6:39:59 PM

thanks for everyones help. i understand that getting that gigabyte mobo would help me to get a good graphics card but really im not THAT worried about costs. my goal is to have a system that has an E6400 and a X1900GTgfx card or something that is most fitting. in that case, what would be the best mobo for that? my budget actually exceeds $500, this was just my starting budget. really i dont intend on purchasing parts until december or when i see good deals on newegg or frys electronics. oh any any suggestions on ram as well? thanks a whole bunch for the help.
September 30, 2006 7:16:50 PM

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thanks for everyones help. i understand that getting that gigabyte mobo would help me to get a good graphics card but really im not THAT worried about costs. my goal is to have a system that has an E6400 and a X1900GTgfx card or something that is most fitting. in that case, what would be the best mobo for that? my budget actually exceeds $500, this was just my starting budget. really i dont intend on purchasing parts until december or when i see good deals on newegg or frys electronics. oh any any suggestions on ram as well? thanks a whole bunch for the help.


VERY happy with E6400 and DS3. Effortless OC to 3.4 GHz - probably lots left but cooling becomes an issue. 3.36 GHz (420 MHz FSB) at 1.35v using Zalman 9500. 43C idle, 58C max both cores loaded. No EIST or C1E enabled otherwise lower temperatures. Spanks even X6800 (not OC'd of course!).

Since money is not an issue, the E6400 is the better choice between the two. The extra multiplier may come in handy.
September 30, 2006 11:10:40 PM

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thanks for everyones help. i understand that getting that gigabyte mobo would help me to get a good graphics card but really im not THAT worried about costs. my goal is to have a system that has an E6400 and a X1900GTgfx card or something that is most fitting. in that case, what would be the best mobo for that? my budget actually exceeds $500, this was just my starting budget. really i dont intend on purchasing parts until december or when i see good deals on newegg or frys electronics. oh any any suggestions on ram as well? thanks whole bunch for the help.


The only thin to bear in mind is the Gigabyte DS3 doesn't support SLI or Crossfire. On your travals you might see other Gigabyte boards with two PCIex 16x slots but let that fool you into thinking they will run SLi/Xfire it just means it can support 2 cards.
September 30, 2006 11:52:01 PM

Why dont you go for the E6600? It has 2Mb cache more than the Allendales (4Mb on total) and has 2.4ghz which I heard can be easily overclocked to 3.0Ghz.

It will impress you and you wont be disapointed since I got one and it happened to me. :) 
October 1, 2006 12:33:18 AM

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I have a 7900GTXs so the bottleneck would be @ the CPU
That's not at all true; the only graphics system I can think of that may suffer from a CPU bottleneck is a Quad SLI graphics setup.
October 1, 2006 12:50:34 AM

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Why dont you go for the E6600? It has 2Mb cache more than the Allendales (4Mb on total) and has 2.4ghz which I heard can be easily overclocked to 3.0Ghz.

It will impress you and you wont be disapointed since I got one and it happened to me. :) 


I don't think the avg 3.5% in performance increase is worth the extra money (L2 Cache: 4MB or 2MB?)
I have e6400 and i easily oced it to 3.2, 8*400 8)
October 1, 2006 12:50:51 AM

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Why dont you go for the E6600? It has 2Mb cache more than the Allendales (4Mb on total) and has 2.4ghz which I heard can be easily overclocked to 3.0Ghz.

It will impress you and you wont be disapointed since I got one and it happened to me. :) 


I probably won't coz there is a slight difference in cash price! lol Spent all my cash on the graphics cards already
October 1, 2006 12:53:22 AM

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Why dont you go for the E6600? It has 2Mb cache more than the Allendales (4Mb on total) and has 2.4ghz which I heard can be easily overclocked to 3.0Ghz.

It will impress you and you wont be disapointed since I got one and it happened to me. :) 


I don't think the avg 3.5% in performance increase is worth the extra money (L2 Cache: 4MB or 2MB?)
I have e6400 and i easily oced it to 3.2, 8*400 8)

So would u recommend the e6400 over 6300 ? There is about £50 difference there
October 1, 2006 12:55:41 AM

i would, but i think if you'll get a zalman or scythe, you should have no problem reaching 3.2 with e6300 either. But in my opinion(feel free to argue) you can push e6400 a little further :lol:  8)
October 1, 2006 12:59:18 AM

Just wondering... does my ram the corsair XMS2 work with these core 2 duo processors? Because it is rated at 800 i think.... but it is good ram though
October 1, 2006 1:00:28 AM

i got corsair xms2 ddr2 800 and it's great, im running it @ 1:1 8)
October 1, 2006 1:01:52 AM

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i would, but i think if you'll get a zalman or scythe, you should have no problem reaching 3.2 with e6300 either. But in my opinion(feel free to argue) you can push e6400 a little further :lol:  8)


Cooler isn't a problem... got the coolermaster aquagate water cooling... should be sorted...
October 1, 2006 1:02:35 AM

even better :lol: 
October 1, 2006 1:06:04 AM

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i got corsair xms2 ddr2 800 and it's great, im running it @ 1:1 8)


how does that actually work ? Because I thought the 1066 bus would be incompatible with the 800 ?
October 1, 2006 1:08:47 AM

you can run 1066 with 800 ram but you have 2:3 ratio
if u run 1066 with 533 ram than youll get 1:1

or you can oc fsb to 1600(like i did) and it'll in 1:1 with 800 ram
October 1, 2006 1:11:11 AM

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you can run 1066 with 800 ram but you have 2:3 ratio
if u run 1066 with 533 ram than youll get 1:1

or you can oc fsb to 1600(like i did) and it'll in 1:1 with 800 ram


I don't quite understand:

you can run 1066 with 800 ram but you have 2:3 ratio

Sorry... just not quite into the technical stuff lol
October 1, 2006 1:14:05 AM

you WILL BE ABLE to run a 1066 fsb with ddr2 800, but you'll be running @ 2:3 ratio, you don't want that cause you are just waisting your ram potential.
October 1, 2006 1:19:29 AM

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you WILL BE ABLE to run a 1066 fsb with ddr2 800, but you'll be running @ 2:3 ratio, you don't want that cause you are just waisting your ram potential.


ic... cool... cheers for the help :)  bedtime for me here! Thanks again! Much appreciated
October 1, 2006 1:20:13 AM

anytime

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October 1, 2006 2:03:42 AM

Thats now, but we will see in the future how those 2Mb of Cache will make a difference in normal use applications.
October 1, 2006 2:05:04 AM

what do you mean by "normal use applications" :?:
October 1, 2006 7:37:02 AM

well it looks like im going to get a E6400, a X1900GT or something equivalent, gig of ram, and possible a DS5. should i get a mobo that supports SLI if i wanted to upgrade to a better gfx card?? what do you estimate this would all cost in a couple months considering the price drops, sales, and deals on newegg? thanks.
October 1, 2006 7:43:19 AM

get 2 gigs of ram, as to SLI, well, who the xxx knows, those new chipsets are comming out faster than they can announce them(to coin a phrase).

with dx10 comming out in a few months i would get a good, solid mobo and save the money for the dx10 card.
October 1, 2006 7:44:53 AM

shit, I almost forgot

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October 1, 2006 8:18:16 AM

dope. ill do more research and keep an eye out. the more information i get from you guys the more i just wanna wait it out and save my money up. im in no rush soo its good. thanks.
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