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e6300 or e6400 for overclocking

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April 2, 2007 5:03:24 AM

What has everyone achieved out there with the e6300 and the e6400 and what cooling are you using. I am getting ready to build another system and cannot decied which one to get with only a 30 dollar difference between the two. I do plan to overclock but will be using air cooling for the time being. Which processor do you think I will have better results with?
April 3, 2007 3:21:03 AM

out of the two get e6400 not that much more expansive and has 8*mult.
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April 3, 2007 4:40:17 AM

thanks for the info. you have almost the exact system that I am buying. I am getting a different asus mobo and the 320mb gts
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April 3, 2007 4:41:06 AM

gl with the build
April 3, 2007 6:20:29 AM

For that price difference go with the e6400.
April 4, 2007 1:19:37 PM

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gl with the build


hmm what temps do you get on that?

I have that exact same setup right down to the board.
April 4, 2007 1:27:18 PM

As I rolled over some benchmark test, E6400 is an easy way to do OC as it has x8 multiplier, so you do not push so much of FSB in the MB which will cost you more stable OC result.

I did try to find E6400 for mine but at that time, as I can not wait, the only available one is E6300....
April 4, 2007 5:01:37 PM

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As I rolled over some benchmark test, E6400 is an easy way to do OC as it has x8 multiplier, so you do not push so much of FSB in the MB which will cost you more stable OC result.

I did try to find E6400 for mine but at that time, as I can not wait, the only available one is E6300....


yeah, i know how that is. i was going to get the e6600 when it first came out but it sold out and i was left with an e6400.
April 4, 2007 7:07:32 PM

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gl with the build


hmm what temps do you get on that?

I have that exact same setup right down to the board.

around 40-42C idle, 39C nb
April 4, 2007 8:30:21 PM

man! i get 50C on my cpu and 55 on my cores... without load....
April 4, 2007 8:32:36 PM

well that certainly sucks, do you have good airflow? make sure your cooler is installed properly.
April 4, 2007 8:40:14 PM

yeah, i have 2 exhaust fans on high in my p180 case.
April 4, 2007 8:42:38 PM

double check your cooler and make sure you didn't use too much thermal paste
April 4, 2007 9:03:59 PM

ugh... i hate checking that.
April 4, 2007 9:06:32 PM

everybody does :lol: 
April 4, 2007 9:47:58 PM

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What has everyone achieved out there with the e6300 and the e6400 and what cooling are you using. I am getting ready to build another system and cannot decied which one to get with only a 30 dollar difference between the two. I do plan to overclock but will be using air cooling for the time being. Which processor do you think I will have better results with?


Probably an e4300. They run at an 800 Mhz FSB instead of the 1066 Mhz of the e6300 and e6400, yet run at the same clock as the e6300. This means they have a higher multiplier.
April 4, 2007 10:50:48 PM

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everybody does :lol: 


checked it and looked alright. computer is still burning up :( 
April 4, 2007 11:35:23 PM

What HS are you using?

If its the stock HSF, are you sure you got the 4 white plastic clips through the 4 holes fully?

I kinda wonder if its possible that the 4 pins could actually become dis-aligned so there isn't equal pressure on it.

One thing I guess you could try, is to gently push down on the HS (the case on its side) to see if the temps drop. That would be one way to find out if the pins are not giving equal pressure to the surface area of the IHS.
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April 5, 2007 12:07:16 AM

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What has everyone achieved out there with the e6300 and the e6400 and what cooling are you using. I am getting ready to build another system and cannot decied which one to get with only a 30 dollar difference between the two. I do plan to overclock but will be using air cooling for the time being. Which processor do you think I will have better results with?


Overclocking - making a cheaper cpu perform like a more expensive cpu ;) 

it seems all c2d's get to 3ghz easily on stock cooling so, but that 8 multiplier is tempting also
April 6, 2007 1:09:03 AM

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What HS are you using?

If its the stock HSF, are you sure you got the 4 white plastic clips through the 4 holes fully?

I kinda wonder if its possible that the 4 pins could actually become dis-aligned so there isn't equal pressure on it.

One thing I guess you could try, is to gently push down on the HS (the case on its side) to see if the temps drop. That would be one way to find out if the pins are not giving equal pressure to the surface area of the IHS.


yeah, i have an zalman 9400 hsf. i tried pushing down on it and it didnt do anything :( .
April 6, 2007 1:20:45 AM

It might be worth mentioning. I'm not sure how your PC is set up but air FLOW is most important. I had a guy build a PC and all his fans were blowing out.
That is to say you need fans blowing and out to create a flow of air inside the case.
I have 4 case fans. I accidently installed them all blowing in when I rebuilt it once. The thing over heated horribly. Problem once fixed temps dropped back to normal..nice and cool.

I'm not saying this is your problem, but I figured I'd mention it just in case.
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