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E4500 v 5000 Black Edition

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March 29, 2008 4:02:57 PM

Hi,

im not asking for a comparison per se instead just want some buying advice. I'm sorry if this has been asked before but you'l have to bear with me.

my initial thought was to get the AMD 5000 BE for around £58 @ overclockers.co.uk. However, would i be better of getting a different cpu? Of course, I plan to overclock it, but would the E4500 do a better job?

Im a little rusty when it comes to intel stuff so if anyone could recomend a mid range good overclocking 775 motherboard that would be helpful to.

Thanks
March 29, 2008 4:15:01 PM

GA-P35-DS3L for your intel needs. I would definitely take the E4500 over the 5000 BE.
March 29, 2008 4:33:24 PM

This would be the allendale core mind...
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March 29, 2008 5:22:52 PM

yeah... The only difference is that the E4XXX series have 2MB of cache instead of the 4MB cache found in the E6XXX series, it will still be a far better choice on stock and especially with overclocking in mind. I believe you'll only be able to squeeze maybe 400-600 Mhz more out of the 5000+, but from the E4500 you should be more than able to squeeze 1Ghz from it, keeping in mind that the E4500 is also faster clock by clock.

However, if you're diehard AMD fan, then I guess it's up to you.
March 29, 2008 6:00:15 PM

go with the intel chip for overclocking but for default speed stick with amd.
March 29, 2008 6:14:44 PM

invisik said:
go with the intel chip for overclocking but for default speed stick with amd.


Why? The E4500 is faster at stock as well... its about equal to an X2 5400+ overall.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/dualcore-s...

I guess the X2 5000+ BE is a bit cheaper, but after factoring in the price of a HSF it evens out, which still makes the E4500 the better deal whether it be stock or overclocked.
March 29, 2008 8:01:06 PM

pft, the link you posted is a combo deal with some crap HSF...which was $130 before they gave you the deal.

The 4500 outpaces the 5000+ in nearly every benchmark, and overclocks significantly more.
March 29, 2008 8:32:48 PM

i said if your going to overclock go with the e4500 and if your not go with the 5000+. The combo comes with a decent fan and i said if your overclocking dont go for the 5000+ so regardless the fan in the combo is fine for stock speeds plus u save a little money getting that deal.
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