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E2200 vs E2220

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April 8, 2008 6:18:37 PM

I was about to buy the E2200 for a low cost build and noticed the E2220 on newegg, which I have never seen before. Is the $10 price increase to go from 2.2 to 2.4 Ghz worth it and does anyone know if you can overclock (whcih I have never done before but plan to play with a little on this build) the E2220 as well as the E2200? The BC Ratio of the 2200 is 11 and 12 on the 2220...not sure if that means anything but seems to be the only real difference between the two cpus....many thanks.

Clayton

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April 8, 2008 6:36:40 PM

The short anwser is NO if you plan to overclock.
11 is enough. Even 8 from a E2160 easily gets you to 3.2GHz
11 gets you around 3GHz from 275MHz bus speed.
3.67GHz from 333MHz which should be a cakewalk.

Edit for typos.



April 8, 2008 6:44:44 PM

Thanks...quick follow-up....I was planning on getting the Gigabyte-P35-DS3L:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for the mobo...but noticed this ABIT IP35 Pro with a $70 rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For roughly the same price is it worth getting the ABIT? I am new to teh whole overclocking thing so I won't be rushing into it, but wonder if this ABIT offers things I can use over teh Gigabyte down teh road. Thanks.
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April 8, 2008 10:43:23 PM

that ABIT board has gotten good reviews and adds RAID which the DS3L doesnt have.

If you will use the RAID (or extra SATA ports) then by all means, but if you not going to use them i would stick wiith the DS3L
April 9, 2008 12:36:17 AM

It's 20 better dude. You pay 10 for 20, I would say thats a good deal: 2 for 1 :p .

Personally, I would pay the extra $10 for it, but if you're a heavy overclocker, then it probably wouldn't be worth it.
April 9, 2008 1:06:54 AM

doomsdaydave11 said:
It's 20 better dude. You pay 10 for 20, I would say thats a good deal: 2 for 1 :p .

Personally, I would pay the extra $10 for it, but if you're a heavy overclocker, then it probably wouldn't be worth it.


I'd get an E2160 for overclocking. Costs about 19 EUR less here. Just did a 9x333MHz cakewalk this Saturday.
Not really usefull since it's a typewriter :D 
If you don't overclock than every 20 counts 200MHz :lol: .

April 9, 2008 2:56:10 AM

shadow is right. As for the abit board, check out the abit support forums first to get a feel for the types of issues you might experience.
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April 9, 2008 3:09:47 AM

If you're not going to overclock, then yes it's worth $10 for an extra 200MHz.
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