E2140 vs E6320 Overclocked

ok the the situation im in right now it deciding between a e2140 and e6320. i already have both processors and am deciding which i should run.

So i ask, which is better?

E2140 @ 3.2 GHz (400x8) 1MB cache

E6320 @ 2.8 GHz (400x7) 2 MB cache

I do game on weekends and i convert a lot of videos and general fast performance. I am a little leaning towards the E6320 because it has higher cache(i have read it is good for gaming) and because it is simply the more expensive cpu.

also do you think I can overclock the E6320 anymore with DDR2 ram?

Edit: Don't type thread titles in all caps!
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  1. With good ram, you should easily be able to OC the 6320 as much as the 2140. I would recommend Crucial Ballistix ddr-800, you can get 2x1gb for less than $100 on buy.com, $50 after rebate.
  2. E6320 has 4mb of cache so the E6320 is faster per clock especially in gaming situations.
  3. The E6320 should OC more than that.
    However, the E2140 should be just fine for what you need.
    Will the saved cache let you get a better GPU?

    The E6320 is priced Crazy high everyplace I look.
    If you are looking for an better CPU, the E4500 is a nice step up and still only $125.

    However, I would not upgrade beyond the E2140 until you have atleast the 8800GT 512mb. Otherwise the xtra money on the CPU would be better put to an upgraded GPU.
  4. jbj190 said:
    E6320 has 4mb of cache so the E6320 is faster per clock especially in gaming situations.



    What's your source on this, or is it just an assumption?
  5. zenmaster said:
    The E6320 should OC more than that.
    However, the E2140 should be just fine for what you need.
    Will the saved cache let you get a better GPU?

    The E6320 is priced Crazy high everyplace I look.
    If you are looking for an better CPU, the E4500 is a nice step up and still only $125.

    However, I would not upgrade beyond the E2140 until you have atleast the 8800GT 512mb. Otherwise the xtra money on the CPU would be better put to an upgraded GPU.


    I already have both cpus, and yes i am planning on getting the 8800gt. i am asking in terms of performance, which one should i use?


    o and should i get some arctic silver ceramique and lap my cpu? i am probably getting the cooler master tx2 and am a little scared to sanpaper my cpu but i believe i can do it. I first wanted the freezer 7 but i heard it has compatibility reason with ip35-E.

    and another question, do i really need to have some thermal compound cleaner or whatnot, i am going to need to take the e6320 out of another computer and use it in new one.
  6. Quote:
    jbj190 wrote :

    E6320 has 4mb of cache so the E6320 is faster per clock especially in gaming situations.

    What's your source on this, or is it just an assumption?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/24/does_cache_size_matter/page8.html
  7. If you have both processors already, get them as high an O/C as you would use and try them both on your applications and see for yourself which is better.
  8. vinman said:
    If you have both processors already, get them as high an O/C as you would use and try them both on your applications and see for yourself which is better.


    Word!
  9. that's true, but i dont want to waste time and put on/take out heatsinks and stuff. If i really wanted badly true answer then i would do that. but for now i will jump on it and use the e6320, thanks for confirming my choice.

    still need this answered plz:
    should i get some arctic silver ceramique and lap my cpu? i am probably getting the cooler master tx2 and am a little scared to sanpaper my cpu but i believe i can do it. I first wanted the freezer 7 but i heard it has compatibility reason with ip35-E.


    and another question, do i really need to have some thermal compound cleaner or whatnot, i am going to need to take the e6320 out of another computer and use it in new one.
  10. The E6320 would beat the E2140 when both are OC'd.

    At the Speeds you listed, the E2140 would likely win, but you could get the E6320 to 3.0Ghz w/o a problem in most cases in which case it would win.

    However, when I check prices the E6320 is actually more than the E6600 and the E6750 which is just crazy.
  11. the 6320 should OC further than the 2140
  12. runswindows95 said:
    Quote:
    jbj190 wrote :

    E6320 has 4mb of cache so the E6320 is faster per clock especially in gaming situations.

    What's your source on this, or is it just an assumption?


    http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/24/does_cache_size_matter/page8.html


    Thanks. :)


    To the OP: Since you already have the 6320 then use that for your gaming rig.
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