I have changed my mind about upgrading my current S939 rig and getting a C2D system, but instead of the e6600 OCed to 3 ghz I am now leaning towards getting the e6400 and OCing it to 2.67 (I'm not really interested in getting massive overclocks, just boosting performance a bit).
Now, the 6300 and 6400 getting 4 MB cache in Q2 I believe and the e4000 series comes out relatively soon as well I hear, but with 800 mhz FSB, 2 mb cache and no VT.
I have heard that the extra 2 MB of cache would only boost performace by about 5%, is this correct?
And with the e4000 series, what type of performance degredation would the 800 mhz FSB show, if any?
i have been building oc, intel systems for years - lots of them all overclocked - wait for the q6600,q6400 for $500. or get the e6300 and resell it later and replace it with q-series in 3-4 months when prices drop.
intel mens to put amd out of business, i mean, they are sticking it too amd with low prices. look for a $500 quad core soon - 6/07 or sooner.
Intels new v8 is a joke - its just to stick it to amd on their 4x4 that "thats a dumb idea" but we can do it too!
set up you system for quad core upgrade - here's what u need to do:
if u do not want to tear the system back down later for an upgrade, then look for intel type push connectors on a big/LARGE aftermarket cooler (w/12cm fan) - that way u can just turn the nobs and release the cooler and replace the chip. the 12 cm fan will psu 55-60cfm quietly and 35+cfm at near silence.
research thermal right - i can not say which one.
c2d is 65w not much more oc but the quad core is 130w - you need a good thermal right cooler that blows down. downward air is key
i only use asus boards now - i used use gig and abit too but now is stick with asus unless its a give away. the north bridge is air cooled - down firing 12cm fan on the cpu cooler helps cool the nb. the larger thermal right coolers will allow high oc with mid lvl temps.