Currently, I have a older motherboard that accepts only the 65 nm cpu, which I was going to buy the e2200 for 60 bucks. However, I notice that the newer and faster cpu (e5200) for the same price. A good budget board is I was looking at was the ga-g31m-es2l, but it costs about 50 bucks.
My question is, is the 50 bucks for a newer motherboard worth it for me to get the e5200 over e2200?
I see, thanks for the information. What kind of memory are you using? Because my friend had the es2l and he tried to overclock the e5200 but the lowest fsb:ram ratio is 2.66, which whenever the cpu is overclock, the ram is also overclock by multiplier. What are the setting you are using for your s2l? any help would be very helpful. thanks for the information.
Yes, but if your able to reach that fsb which is possible with the new e5200 stepping that's way higher then the e6300 can overclock at those fsb speeds. Is that a joke? Yeah... beyond 4.1 ghz is pretty much a struggle for the e5200 I agree, what's your point? And this is using a sub $50 mobo as well. You can't beat this combo overall, there's no way, I've researched a lot before deciding to get this setup.
It's not a better value at all... I've had an e5200 at 4.3 ghz with the old stepping at boot. Not stable, but it made me laugh how responsive the system was.
The e5200 doesn't have a 12.5 multiplier for no reason...
I realize there is a new stepping for the e6300 which runs at about 2.8 ghz at stock, but the e5200 has a new stepping that can overclock to 4.0 ghz easily with a mild voltage change. It's really a toss up I guess, but I'd go with the more reliable proven e5200.
Read the reviews, the e5200 is proven to get a higher and more reliable overclock then the e6300.