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April 25, 2007 7:00:39 PM

I accidentaly ordered the E6300 yesterday instead of the E6320. It would cost me about $50 (shipping + $26 restocking fee) to send the chip back and buy the right one and I am trying to decide if the extra cache is worth it. I am planning on OC'ing the crap out of it and getting a 1333fsb quad when they come out to replace it.
April 25, 2007 7:09:13 PM

If you're going to replace, it, nah. A few percentage difference in performance due to the extra cache. Just OC it and enjoy until you replace it.
April 25, 2007 7:19:49 PM

That's what I kind of figured, I am going to replace it but I am planning toward the end of the year to make a HTPC with it. I'm just more angry at myself than anything I just wasn't really paying attention.
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April 25, 2007 7:23:00 PM

Yeah the difference is nearly negligible. If it makes you feel any better though with half the cache it can run a tiny bit cooler and therefore a tiny bit quieter, which is nice for an HTPC.
April 25, 2007 10:00:58 PM

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I accidentaly ordered the E6300 yesterday instead of the E6320. It would cost me about $50 (shipping + $26 restocking fee) to send the chip back and buy the right one and I am trying to decide if the extra cache is worth it. I am planning on OC'ing the crap out of it and getting a 1333fsb quad when they come out to replace it.


Also, the e6300 overclocks a tad bit better than the e6320 due to the lower cache/lower temperature...and since you're going to overclock the crap out of it, then that's goooood :) 
April 25, 2007 10:33:28 PM

The bigger cache isn't going to buy you $50 more performance and it won't overclock as high due to the additional heat load of the larger cache. Kepp it, OC it and enjoy until you put the 50 bucks toward the replacement.
April 26, 2007 6:31:33 AM

nope keep or - use it for few months and wait for the next drop ebay the e6300 and get a quad for even less
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April 26, 2007 7:06:09 AM

the cache on average is going to give you less then a 2% increase. and at most a little over 5%(divX and other media stuff). As said above the lower heat may also help with overclocking.
April 26, 2007 8:06:51 AM

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the cache on average is going to give you less then a 2% increase. and at most a little over 5%(divX and other media stuff). As said above the lower heat may also help with overclocking.


Not entirely true, the average difference is ~3.5%, video encoding can be up to 10%.

http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=2...

Still, 3.5% isn't much, I'd say slap yourself a few times and be done with it :lol:  , it's not really a big deal to get too upset over. :wink:
April 26, 2007 8:10:19 AM

$50 for 0-5% performance difference is ridiculous.
You better consider it done. Good luck with your E6300 :) 
April 26, 2007 10:08:37 AM

very small margin.... atleast you guys are way above the recommended setup to play High Definition contents like Bluray and HDDVD.
April 26, 2007 10:25:15 AM

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I accidentaly ordered the E6300 yesterday instead of the E6320. It would cost me about $50 (shipping + $26 restocking fee) to send the chip back and buy the right one and I am trying to decide if the extra cache is worth it. I am planning on OC'ing the crap out of it and getting a 1333fsb quad when they come out to replace it.


Also, the e6300 overclocks a tad bit better than the e6320 due to the lower cache/lower temperature...and since you're going to overclock the crap out of it, then that's goooood :) 

i have listed e6320 will overclock same like e6320 because in e6300 there are 4cache but 2 are disabled...and so both of them are same and produce same amount of heat
April 26, 2007 10:36:14 AM

I wouldn't worry about that processor, keep it until the 1333fsb quad comes out.
April 26, 2007 11:33:26 AM

Keep it for it's pretty much the same and it won't be worth it to spend $50 to get the other one.
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April 27, 2007 11:21:42 PM

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the cache on average is going to give you less then a 2% increase. and at most a little over 5%(divX and other media stuff). As said above the lower heat may also help with overclocking.


Not entirely true, the average difference is ~3.5%, video encoding can be up to 10%.

http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=2...

Still, 3.5% isn't much, I'd say slap yourself a few times and be done with it :lol:  , it's not really a big deal to get too upset over. :wink:

So sue me :p 

Its still not 50$ worth....even a small OC will fix that 10%
April 27, 2007 11:42:32 PM

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I accidentaly ordered the E6300 yesterday instead of the E6320. It would cost me about $50 (shipping + $26 restocking fee) to send the chip back and buy the right one and I am trying to decide if the extra cache is worth it. I am planning on OC'ing the crap out of it and getting a 1333fsb quad when they come out to replace it.


Also, the e6300 overclocks a tad bit better than the e6320 due to the lower cache/lower temperature...and since you're going to overclock the crap out of it, then that's goooood :) 

i have listed e6320 will overclock same like e6320 because in e6300 there are 4cache but 2 are disabled...and so both of them are same and produce same amount of heat

The disabled cache shouldn't be electrically active(switching). Therefore, it shouldn't affect the amount of heat being produced.
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