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So, which C2D processor do u think oc best?

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which of these C2D processor oc best?

Total: 94 votes

  • E6300
  • 29 %
  • E6400
  • 20 %
  • E6600
  • 44 %
  • E6700
  • 9 %
January 15, 2007 10:46:43 PM

Left the E4300 out as i consider it another 'class' despite the fact that it is still part of the c2d family.

also please do not think of price performance ratio and all that shit like the E6300 is more bang for the buck. the qn is simple, just, which chip u think can overclock the best and most easily.

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January 16, 2007 6:39:23 AM

With it's great multiplier, I think it's a bit of a no brainer to go for the 6600. My second choice would be the 6400, which I have. I think the 6300 requires too crazy fsbs to get decent speeds with it's little multiplier.
January 16, 2007 7:02:25 AM

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just, which chip u think can overclock the best and most easily.


I don't under stand why you didn't include the E4300, it is an Allendale just like the E6300/E6400, don't let the E4XXX name fool you into thinking it's in a class of it's own.

E4300 is best for easyness. High multiplier, with lower fsb which means it can be overclocked with less voltage tweaking and with lower performance parts, reports of ~3ghz+ on air is incredible it has potential to have the highest increase in speed from it's initial clock. Of course, E6800 will always clock higher but the E4300 will most likely have a higher % increase.
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January 16, 2007 7:45:54 AM

In theory, shouldnt the X6800 be able to achieve the highest speed, and hence be the best OC'er?
January 16, 2007 9:49:16 PM

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I don't under stand why you didn't include the E4300, it is an Allendale just like the E6300/E6400, don't let the E4XXX name fool you into thinking it's in a class of it's own.

E4300 is best for easyness. High multiplier, with lower fsb which means it can be overclocked with less voltage tweaking and with lower performance parts, reports of ~3ghz+ on air is incredible it has potential to have the highest increase in speed from it's initial clock. Of course, E6800 will always clock higher but the E4300 will most likely have a higher % increase.


The E6300 and E6400 are not Allendale. They are Conroe with 2mb of cache disabled. That's why the E6320 and E6420 won't cost any more than the E6300 and E6400, because it doesn't cost anymore to make, they will be the exact same cores
January 17, 2007 12:45:39 AM

Some of them are Conroes, some of them are Allendales, there arent nearly enough conroes with the right amounf of defective cache to be cut away and turned into E6300 and E6400s.
January 17, 2007 4:17:18 PM

need more ppl to vote
January 17, 2007 5:02:03 PM

I would really need a more specific question to make a meaningful vote...What exactly is meant by "best"? Do you mean the one that is most overclockable? As in, the one that can reach the highest percentage overclock above it's stock speeds? Or do you mean the one that can reach highest speed overall?

My vote would be different depending on what is meant by "best".
January 17, 2007 5:21:12 PM

percentage
January 17, 2007 6:49:31 PM

My E6600 is great...... upped vcore to 1.40 and vMCH to 1.55, changed FSB to 400 and bang! 3.6 stable 46C under load..... cooling with air. That is impressive stuff from Intel
January 19, 2007 10:16:49 AM

hey thats impressive! thats sweet how u oc'd it at that temp under load, and on air at speed of 3.6!..

i might buy myself a e6600 someday.. currently im on the e6400, so whats the hardware you have..?

mobo, ram, vga, thermal solution sys.. ?

i got a asus nvidia 590 chipset as it has some amazing cooling techno and oc'ing capabilities, got 1gb-667 ddr2 ram, asus nvidia 7600gt 256mb..

would be great if you could help me out with OCing my e6400.. 1st i want to kno, how far it could go oc'd to (stable and at an amazing temp like yours-on air)?

thanks,
January 19, 2007 11:11:48 AM

Quote:
just, which chip u think can overclock the best and most easily.


I don't under stand why you didn't include the E4300, it is an Allendale just like the E6300/E6400, don't let the E4XXX name fool you into thinking it's in a class of it's own.


the 6300 and 6400 are not alendale, they are conroe with half of cache disabled. the 4000 series is the true alendale
January 19, 2007 11:26:42 AM

It is true. All E6300 and E6400 currently have 4mb of L2 cache. Intel just doesnt knock down the processors with defective cache; less-stable cores are also knocked down to the lower levels. When there is demand, Intel can just disable the cache of good processors.

All are Conroe. Intel is stocking up on Conroes with a single defective core; they will be sold as Conroe-L or something.

Intel is being more efficent.


Anyways about Allendale; it will be a beast. 200mhz FSB (800FSB) and 9x multiplier. It will be stable upon first revision at over 333mhz FSB (1333FSB). A 67% overclock easily. If you wait for while, later revisions will make it stable at even higher speeds. You will need at a maximum DDR2-800 memory, if you can do a 100% speed boost. You can spend less on processor and on more on high-quality RAM, a better video card, and a better motherboard.
January 19, 2007 11:49:25 AM

Pure Price/Performance (or in this case OC), I would say E6600. You can hit the max speed of the E6600 on a quick and easy FSB overclock, the higher multiplier of the E6700 will only come into play if you've got a dud mobo.
And if you're talking about overclocking, you don't get a dud mobo. I've got an E6600, does 3.7 quite happily on 1.45V.

Best of luck with your new build!
January 19, 2007 12:11:15 PM

I'd say the e4300 would be the best. Over at anandtech.com they have benchmarks of an overclocked e4300 @ 3.83Ghz, keeping in stride with a e6800. (can't remember if it's e or X 6800). e4300 is supposed to be a sub 200 dollar processor but I can see what you mean by it should be a class of it's own because it's based off of Allendale rather than Conroe.

What about the e6320 and the e6420? I haven't seen reviews on those yet. From what I understand those are the 4MB L2 cache flavors of the e6300 and e6400.
January 19, 2007 12:47:54 PM

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It is true. All E6300 and E6400 currently have 4mb of L2 cache. Intel just doesnt knock down the processors with defective cache; less-stable cores are also knocked down to the lower levels. When there is demand, Intel can just disable the cache of good processors.

All are Conroe. Intel is stocking up on Conroes with a single defective core; they will be sold as Conroe-L or something.

Intel is being more efficent.


Anyways about Allendale; it will be a beast. 200mhz FSB (800FSB) and 9x multiplier. It will be stable upon first revision at over 333mhz FSB (1333FSB). A 67% overclock easily. If you wait for while, later revisions will make it stable at even higher speeds. You will need at a maximum DDR2-800 memory, if you can do a 100% speed boost. You can spend less on processor and on more on high-quality RAM, a better video card, and a better motherboard.


check out anandtech.com, they have an article on the e4300 Allendale + benchmarks with it running @ 3.83 Ghz, 87% OC!
January 19, 2007 1:17:21 PM

ZzzZzzz poll doesn't show a clear winner i think most ppl are just voting what they have and not what they know.
January 19, 2007 2:11:25 PM

Erm..... :oops:  Core Temp had spazzed out..... actual temps are 43C idle and 66C load..... sorry to raise anyone's hopes falsely. Wise words RobsX2.....

System is:

ABit AW9D;
E6600;
Antec 900 with 4 x 120mm and 1 x 250mm fans;
Arctic cooling Freezer 7 Pro with standard paste.

Used 2 instances of CPU burn in to heat up those cores. Might give that Tuniq Tower and Arctic Silver 5 a go and see if I can't knock a few C of those temps..... apologies once again :wink:
January 19, 2007 2:31:06 PM

According to THG wasn't it the E6300? My pick though, would be the E6600. My reasoning is that with just a small overclock (minimal risk of failure) the E6600 can clock out faster than the C2D Extreme and at a much lower cost.

hball
January 19, 2007 2:47:34 PM

The E4400 is set to be a monster. 2GHz stock speed and a 10x multiplier :D 

However out of that ^^ lot i'd vote for the E6600, high multiplier and 4MB Cache (not that it has a huge performance gain but hey :)  )
January 19, 2007 2:57:49 PM

8O How the heck did u get the 2 sflex fan below??!
January 19, 2007 3:05:55 PM

E4300 overclocks best.
January 19, 2007 3:07:20 PM

My god that's a cooler and a half!!!! A very cool looking system in both senses.

Out of interest, how have you fixed the two fans beneath your heatsink in place? Also, how have you got the cabling so neat? Looks like it must attach to the case somehow at various points.....?

What are your system specs?

GSte
January 19, 2007 3:26:28 PM

Nice system you've got there, Rob, is that an 8800 I spy? You sure do love your fans! :lol: 
Water cooled, 66 P95 load, perfectly stable.
January 19, 2007 4:30:11 PM

ya i would also like to know how he managed to fixed the two fans beneath

that aside please dun stray too far off the topic! >< vote vote!
January 20, 2007 4:10:36 AM

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Just for kicks here is a pic of my crazy setup :D 




LOL crazy + air cooling dont go together :roll:, I got my e6600 to 4.0GHz in a matter of 20 min after install of windows, overclocking was the first thing I did, once I build my new phase change unit I will go higher
January 20, 2007 5:11:24 AM

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In theory, shouldnt the X6800 be able to achieve the highest speed, and hence be the best OC'er?


Well yeah, but it's also with price and overclocking ratio.
January 20, 2007 7:39:24 AM

hey,

whats the temp of a stock e6400 and e6300, idle and underload?

anyone know.. whats the max Ghz you can oc a e6400,stable,with a air cooling sys under us$50? and is there a way to unlock the rest of the 2mb cache? or do i have to wait for the e6420?

are these air coolers good when oc'd? - Asus Star Ice. Thermaltake: golden orb II, Big typhoon, Sonic tower.
my budget for air cooling sys is us$50?

Would a huge heatsink and heat pipes cooling alone be enough or does it require a fan too (regarding the thermaltake Sonic tower)?

The question im asking now is considered with: a Asus Star Ice air cooling system or anything better than that,under us$50, with a proper chasis airflow;
stable(when oc'd);
and has to be at a moderate temp when oc'd (idle and underload; shouldnt be far off than stock temp with the air cooling sys);
shouldnt shorten the cpu's lifespan that much if compared to running it at stock:
considering this, what is the highest Ghz that the e6400,e6300 can reach? would a maxium oc'd e6300 have a higher Ghz than a maximum oc'd e6400?

the ram i'll be using is a 1gb ddr2-667mhz (pc5400); the mobo is an Asus P5N32-SLi Premium/Wifi AP (nvidia 590i chipset), 250gb maxtor DiamondMax10 sata2-300, Asus EN7600gt 2DHT/256m

please answer related to the quesion asked, so i could make up my mind and buy a cpu fast, thanks :) 
January 20, 2007 1:51:49 PM

vote votety votez.
January 20, 2007 2:56:51 PM

it goes like this X6800-best E6700-second best E6600-third and so on..
January 20, 2007 3:28:21 PM

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it goes like this X6800-best E6700-second best E6600-third and so on..


lol u'er sounding like a intel spokesman :lol: 
January 21, 2007 6:04:04 PM

=p lol but its the truth :lol: 
January 22, 2007 7:33:36 AM

hey.. please help me guys.. im not a pro like u guys, so i'd appriciate it if u guys could give me a solution.. thanks :) 
March 14, 2007 8:16:06 PM

You bump a 3 month old topic to write that?
March 16, 2007 8:06:22 AM

dont you love topic diggers
March 16, 2007 9:24:49 AM

The E6600 is by far the best, The Extreme won't go any faster than a fully oc'd E6600 when it is oc'd and the E6700 is just a waste of time your paying another hundred quid for summat that is the same as an E6600.

The E6600 is based on the higher stock clocked cpu's but intel cut the speed on it down so there is much more head room on an E6600 than on E6700 and extreme.

Why pay £600 for an extreme when the E6600 can be clocked just as fast as the others when they are overclocked?

E6600 Winner! 8)
March 16, 2007 9:31:18 AM

E6600 @ 3.6 GHZ UNDER LOAD @ 54 DEGREES
BFG 8800 OC GTS 320MB
2 GB 800MHZ PC6400
ZALMAN 9700 - 120MM FRONT - 90MM REAR - 90MM SIDE
ASUS P5NE-SLi
JEANTECH AQUA CASE
600 WATT PSU
2 x SAMSUNG SPINPOINT 250 GB SATA II RAID 0
ASUS 16x DVDRW

AND A BIG F***ING MONITOR 26" SAMSUNG <-£989

E6600 WINS :p 
March 17, 2007 2:07:15 AM

X6800 can clock higher than E6600 so X6800 is the best clock wise but not moneywise :b so x6800 wins :) 
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