e4300 or e6300?

i'm going to do a new build soon, reusing my psu, gfx card and hdd. my main question is should i get an e4300 or an e6300? i plan on overclocking, probably just with stock cooler for now.
ive checked out dasicknija's post on core 2 buyers, its very helpful.
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  1. Definitely the E4300, and if you would like to attempt it, then do a Pin-Mod, and get an instant E6600 Speed (266X9= 2400Mhz)
  2. Pre-E4300 Release
    The E4300 gets rave reviews and the ES copies overclock like madmen. To top it off, it is cheaper than the E6300.

    E4300: Anything you can do, I can do better! I can do anything better than you.

    E6300: No, you can't!

    E4300: Yes, I can.

    E6300: No, you can't!

    E4300: Yes, I can.

    E6300: No, you can't!

    E4300: Yes, I can. YES, I CAN! Anything you can buy, I can buy cheaper! I can buy anything cheaper than you.
    E6300: No, you can't!
    E4300: Yes, I can.
    E6300: No, you can't!
    E4300: Yes, I can.
    E6300: No, you can't!
    E4300: Yes, I can! YES, I CAN!

    Post-E4300 release
    Allendale is found to clock slower than the Conroe core when it comes to overclocking.

    E6300: HA! Anything you can be, I can be greater! Sooner or later, I'm greater than you!

    E4300: No you're not!
    E6300: Yes, I am.
    E4300: No you're not!
    E6300: Yes, I am.
    E4300: No you're not!
    E6300: Yes, I am. YES, I AM!

    Q1 2007
    L2 stepping released for the E6300 and E6400. These are lesser overclockers than the original B2 stepping. I would add a nice little skit based upon Annie Get Your Gun here, but right now it is hard to tell if the L2 E6300 or E4300 OCs better...
  3. depends on a few things..

    first, what are your other specs, this is more curiousity than necessary for choosing between the two procs..


    second.. how big is your wallet?

    third.. how confident are you with ocing? are you new to it and worried of frying the proc? if so then spend the money and get the higher rated e6xxx because they will be faster stock and you wont have to worry about ocing for performance all that much..

    without a doubt the e4300 go run side by side the e6300 with stock cooling.. decent air cooling, then you can fly.. the exxxx series overclock like crazy. intel underclocked them so much for thermal and power reasons..
  4. The E4300 is like an E6300, except its as good as the E6600 is costs less.
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    how big is your wallet?

    Well the e4300's price is more apealing, will be even more after cuts.
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    third.. how confident are you with ocing? are you new to it and worried of frying the proc? if so then spend the money and get the higher rated e6xxx because they will be faster stock and you wont have to worry about ocing for performance all that much..

    Ive overclocked before, i'm running my current 3200+ at 2.6 i believe or around there.
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    without a doubt the e4300 go run side by side the e6300 with stock cooling.. decent air cooling, then you can fly.. the exxxx series overclock like crazy. intel underclocked them so much for thermal and power reasons..


    Thank you all for the fast responces and good advice.
    Re using my x850xt for now, my 320gb hdd and my 600 watt coolermaster psu.
    New parts
    E4300
    2gb Ram - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820211066
    abit mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127004
    case - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119115
  6. Quote:
    Pre-E4300 Release
    The E4300 gets rave reviews and the ES copies overclock like madmen. To top it off, it is cheaper than the E6300.

    E4300: Anything you can do, I can do better! I can do anything better than you.

    E6300: No, you can't!

    E4300: Yes, I can.

    E6300: No, you can't!

    E4300: Yes, I can.

    E6300: No, you can't!

    E4300: Yes, I can. YES, I CAN! Anything you can buy, I can buy cheaper! I can buy anything cheaper than you.
    E6300: No, you can't!
    E4300: Yes, I can.
    E6300: No, you can't!
    E4300: Yes, I can.
    E6300: No, you can't!
    E4300: Yes, I can! YES, I CAN!

    Post-E4300 release
    Allendale is found to clock slower than the Conroe core when it comes to overclocking.

    E6300: HA! Anything you can be, I can be greater! Sooner or later, I'm greater than you!

    E4300: No you're not!
    E6300: Yes, I am.
    E4300: No you're not!
    E6300: Yes, I am.
    E4300: No you're not!
    E6300: Yes, I am. YES, I AM!

    Q1 2007
    L2 stepping released for the E6300 and E6400. These are lesser overclockers than the original B2 stepping. I would add a nice little skit based upon Annie Get Your Gun here, but right now it is hard to tell if the L2 E6300 or E4300 OCs better...

    Nice analogy, it made me laugh, and it works quite well
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    i would reconsider ram.. unless you know this company and have a good experience with them.. my first system i chose a-data cause the price was right, but i got some memory errors.. consider ocz. the ram i currently am using i believe is better ram and cheaper.

    you also may want to consider higher clocked ram as well for better ocing.
  8. adata ram? wtf kinda sh!t is that? corsair or better!!!
  9. yeah.. eregular said it.. who has ever heard of adata.. i would say go for it if i had a perfect experience with them.. but i really advise going for the ram i have or something else comparable.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227139
  10. On stock cooling (dont use the stock TIM) go for the e4300. It will give you 2.4-2.7ghz easy. Any more and you will prob need an aftermarket hsf. I have mine @ 2.88 to keep temps @ 56c load but I'm using a somewhat better hsf and ceramique. Temperature monitoring with this chip has been controversial. People using TAT and Core Temp 0.95 are reporting highers temps (+15c on avg) because both programs assume a tjunction max of 100c. Speedfan, Core Temp 0.94, and some proprietary programs assume a tjunction max of 85c. Intel hasn't released the actual tjmax stats of this chip as of yet. I personally don't trust TAT since it was written for mobile chips and Intel advises it be used only for such.
  11. Computronix was kind enough to lead me in the right direction. I'm @ 334x9 undervolted. I love this board and chip! :D
    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=229550&highlight=
  12. The analogy I would say is that an e4300 is like a honda civic. The e6300 is just a honda civic with a spoiler... get my drift.
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