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Opinions humbly seeked on e7200 and mobo dealio.

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September 10, 2008 5:14:51 PM

Ok will this mobo work well with the e7200? and is this cpu pretty good? I have an Athlon x2 6000+ and i want something cooler and not as powerhungry but it has to be faster since my current cpu is at 3.2ghz!

But im on a budget so if anyone knows of a better mobo between 50-75$ can you recomend it!

Mucho Gracias!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And i was going to use this ram..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 10, 2008 5:24:36 PM

The msi board will work fine if you don't overclock. But the 7200 was made for overclocking. I like the asrock boards; the p43 1600twins is good if you don't need onboard video; I use the g43 fullhd and p45-rs.
September 10, 2008 5:26:43 PM

I agree. I would go with an inexpensive P35/P45 board instead.
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September 10, 2008 7:00:32 PM

At stock what you have is faster thant the e7200.
September 10, 2008 7:15:06 PM

Ive noticed that alot of the Intel boards dont have as many features as the AMD ones for the price point im trying to get which is around 50-75$ on a mobo. If the E7200 is slower than a stock x2 6000+ it must be faster at say 3.0ghz right? becuase i figured i could overclock the E7200 to around 3ghz and it would be cooler and use less power than my current cpu.
September 10, 2008 7:16:38 PM

Get a P45 and e5200 and over clock it to 4.0.

Slightly more money for lots more performance.

Those budget boards dont OC good at all.

You might get 2.9 3.0 on a budget board. "might"

Theres no vcore adjustment.
September 10, 2008 7:21:41 PM

Thanks so i take it cache size and fsb speed doesnt matter much becuase i basically picked the E7200 becuase it was about in the middle as far as i could tell.

Intel cpu's are different..kinda confusing i need to read more!
September 10, 2008 7:21:42 PM

On a budget board your lucky to ge ta 400MHz OC. Its a damn shae considering on a decent p35/p45 you can oc 1GHz +

A cheap P45 around $105, and e5200 is like $89

You will get lots more bang per $$
September 10, 2008 7:26:06 PM

Well

e7200 1066 FSB 9x multi

E5200 800 FSB 12.5x multi

1mb in cache difference is nothing.

If you use a P45 with DDR@ 8000 ram you will run your cpus @ 400MHz FSB 400x 4 = 1600FSB instead of 1066 or 800.

9x 400= 3.6 on the 7200
10x 400= 4.0 on the e5200.

12.5x 400 would be to hot to achieve.

You could also run the e5200 with DDR2 667 and run 12.5 x 320 for 4.0.
September 10, 2008 7:33:05 PM

xx12amanxx said:
Thanks so i take it cache size and fsb speed doesnt matter much becuase i basically picked the E7200 becuase it was about in the middle as far as i could tell.

Intel cpu's are different..kinda confusing i need to read more!

E7200 is in the middle of dual cores, but with a crap board, you won't be OCing much if at all ergo, an e5200 with a P35, or P45 board, which will overclock to levels FAR beyond the E7200 w/ crap board is a better choice (of course, if you can stretch to P35 + E7200, then you will go further than the e5200, and have more cache
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September 10, 2008 8:00:38 PM

If you have a Gigabyte..AMD 780G with an X2 6000+ @ 3.3GHz I'm not seeing the quantum gains you are seeking from a e7200/e5200 without spending alot of money for a new mobo, cpu and cooler.

Intel is 'faster' no doubt but what programs/gaming do you want to improve? If this is an issue of power and heat CrystalCPUID works great
September 12, 2008 12:30:58 PM

xx12amanxx said:
Ive noticed that alot of the Intel boards dont have as many features as the AMD ones for the price point im trying to get which is around 50-75$ on a mobo. If the E7200 is slower than a stock x2 6000+ it must be faster at say 3.0ghz right? becuase i figured i could overclock the E7200 to around 3ghz and it would be cooler and use less power than my current cpu.


The E7200 is not slower at stock, its around 10 - 15% faster. Here's a review with it compared to the X2 6000+ and a few other C2Ds: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-e...

With that out of the way... you should be able to get an E7200 from 1066FSB (stock 2.5GHz) to 1333FSB (3.16GHz) even on a low end mobo without Vcore adjustment.

That being said, as others have mentioned the E5200 is the better low end chip for overclocking, and is really not that much slower than the E7200, probably a couple of percent due to the smaller cache.
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September 12, 2008 2:24:09 PM

The best board is free. Fry's has their $99 e7200 special with ecs board again through Tuesday Sept 16th
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