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Can't decide whether I should get an E6400 or an E6600...

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April 22, 2007 9:54:38 PM

Now, I'm not an overclocker or anything of the nature, although if I was ever interested I can get one of my friends to do it, which will probably end up being the case.

So, if I were to get either of the two chips, I will probably just OC it to 3.0-3.2.

Like I said, not a big overclocker. I usually use my computer for video editing and sometimes games.

Now, I know both chips are easily overclockable to 3.0-3.2 ghz range, but is there something that the E6600 has that the E6400 doesn't?

Thanks.

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April 22, 2007 10:14:24 PM

E6600 has 4 megs cache and 9x multiplier. E6400 has 2 megs cashe and 8x multi. If you want to overclock to 3GHz both will do the trick. If you get the E6420, with 4 megs cashe, and overclock it to 3 GHz it should perform as well as the 6600@3GHz. Save some $ and get the E6420.
April 22, 2007 10:16:01 PM

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E6600 has 4 megs cache and 9x multiplier. E6400 has 2 megs cashe and 8x multi. If you want to overclock to 3GHz both will do the trick. If you get the E6420, with 4 megs cashe, and overclock it to 3 GHz it should perform as well as the 6600@3GHz. Save some $ and get the E6420.

Ya, I forgot about the E6420 (it's not posted on Newegg), I usually buy all my parts on Newegg, are they going to get them on their site or what?
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April 22, 2007 10:19:40 PM

Keep in mind it's the weekend.
April 22, 2007 10:19:57 PM

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E6600 has 4 megs cache and 9x multiplier. E6400 has 2 megs cashe and 8x multi. If you want to overclock to 3GHz both will do the trick. If you get the E6420, with 4 megs cashe, and overclock it to 3 GHz it should perform as well as the 6600@3GHz. Save some $ and get the E6420.

Ya, I forgot about the E6420 (it's not posted on Newegg), I usually buy all my parts on Newegg, are they going to get them on their site or what?
They actually had the E4400, E6320, and E6420 up last Thursday/Friday then took them back down. I assume they'll reappear tomorrow since they officially released today. Also, it looks like the E6600 is out of stock now.
April 22, 2007 10:22:10 PM

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E6600 has 4 megs cache and 9x multiplier. E6400 has 2 megs cashe and 8x multi. If you want to overclock to 3GHz both will do the trick. If you get the E6420, with 4 megs cashe, and overclock it to 3 GHz it should perform as well as the 6600@3GHz. Save some $ and get the E6420.

Ya, I forgot about the E6420 (it's not posted on Newegg), I usually buy all my parts on Newegg, are they going to get them on their site or what?
They actually had the E4400, E6320, and E6420 up last Thursday/Friday then took them back down. I assume they'll reappear tomorrow since they officially released today. Also, it looks like the E6600 is out of stock now.
Ahh! Excellent, thank you!
April 22, 2007 10:27:34 PM

Oh, another thing, if I am to OC an E6420 to 3.0-3.2, would I need a third-party heatsink or do you think stock would work fine?
April 22, 2007 10:35:06 PM

it will run a little hot so it might be better to get an aftermarket heatsink. but you probably don't need a massive tuniq tower or the like so try the big typhoon or a zalman 7700.
April 23, 2007 1:34:49 AM

I have the E6600 and use a Zalman cnps9700 copper cooler which is and excellent quiet efficient cooler, imo.
also I run at 3.15GHz easily.
April 23, 2007 4:27:08 PM

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I have the E6600 and use a Zalman cnps9700 copper cooler which is and excellent quiet efficient cooler, imo.
also I run at 3.15GHz easily.

What if lets say I buy an E6420 and wont overclock it? Would the stock cooler will do or...?
Thanks.
April 23, 2007 10:58:28 PM

the stock will work fine.
April 24, 2007 2:41:19 AM

Oh thanks very much to the 2 posters above :) 

And my apologies HMCHammer, for hijacking your topic a bit :oops: 
April 24, 2007 2:47:15 AM

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Oh, another thing, if I am to OC an E6420 to 3.0-3.2, would I need a third-party heatsink or do you think stock would work fine?


If it can hit those speeds at stock voltages then it should be OK, though not great. I'd still recommend a better HSF though.

Higher clockspeeds only bring moderate gains in heat, it's higher voltages that really push the thermal envelope.
April 24, 2007 2:51:23 AM

yeah i recommend scythe's lightweight heatpipe tower cooler. i think its the katana but it will perform well at those speeds while not having the risks associated with heavier coolers such as the tuniq which in some cases can warp ur motherboard.
April 24, 2007 7:41:51 PM

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Oh thanks very much to the 2 posters above :) 

And my apologies HMCHammer, for hijacking your topic a bit :oops: 

It's ok, it's information that I would have liked to know as well. :) 
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