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Core 2 Duo E4400 or E6320 , Not overclocking

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May 7, 2007 9:20:51 PM

Hey ok I got my new motherboard now it's time to buy a CPU, right now I can get the E4400 or I can get the E6320 but I'll have to wait until my next paycheck (just short of the price tag).

But my question is , 1: is the 800 FSB much slower then the 1066MHz? and 2: The 2mb vs 4mb L2 Cache, is there a big change in speed?

The E4400 is faster then the 6320 and I don't want to over clock. So which should I buy? I'm a big gamer and will use this PC mostly for that reason.

Thanks for any help

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May 7, 2007 10:47:54 PM

I'm in a similar spot as you. Personally, I am going with the E6320 because it performs better in games and I don't do encoding so that doesn't matter to me.
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May 7, 2007 10:49:20 PM

Hey thanks, I still not sure but I may go with the 4400 (price is right).

I'm upgrading from an old 2.4Ghz P4 478 chip, so I guessing even the 4400 will be a big leap for me?

Thanks
May 7, 2007 10:56:51 PM

Yes, it will be a huge jump if you play games and other CPU intensive apps. If you don't have the money, go for the 4400. It performs slightly behind the 6320, but not so much you would really notice.
May 7, 2007 11:02:51 PM

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Yes, it will be a huge jump if you play games and other CPU intensive apps. If you don't have the money, go for the 4400. It performs slightly behind the 6320, but not so much you would really notice.


Thanks man, I guess I'll do that and now I have a little money for food now too lol!
May 7, 2007 11:29:37 PM

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I'm upgrading from an old 2.4Ghz P4 478 chip, so I guessing even the 4400 will be a big leap for me?


OH YEAH!..
I went from a P4@2.4ghz on a socket 478 dell (which my parents use now) to my C2duo E6400. I LOVE THIS CHIP!

Either way, (even the E4400) a core 2 duo chip will outperform that P4 by at least double....(or so I think).
You won't be disappointed by the c2duo..
May 8, 2007 1:30:44 AM

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Hey ok I got my new motherboard now it's time to buy a CPU, right now I can get the E4400 or I can get the E6320 but I'll have to wait until my next paycheck (just short of the price tag).

But my question is , 1: is the 800 FSB much slower then the 1066MHz? and 2: The 2mb vs 4mb L2 Cache, is there a big change in speed?

The E4400 is faster then the 6320 and I don't want to over clock. So which should I buy? I'm a big gamer and will use this PC mostly for that reason.

Thanks for any help


The slower FSB and smaller L2 cache on the E4xxx amounts to about a 5% difference clock for clock compared to an E6320. In gaming the E6320 is a bit faster, but gaming depends more on the GPU anyway.
May 8, 2007 1:59:20 AM

wait your paycheck and get e6600, the price between e6320 and e6600 is not that big.
May 8, 2007 2:17:27 AM

I agree, if not OC'ing for whatever reason I wouldnt go lower than E6600 if you can manage to save for it. If not then I would go for the E6320!

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3Ball
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