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.
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.
It's 20 better dude. You pay 10 for 20, I would say thats a good deal: 2 for 1 .
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
If you don't overclock than every 20 counts 200MHz .