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E6550 Vs, E5200

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November 7, 2009 6:40:05 PM

I'm having troubles choosing between the two. For some strange reason, the E5200 is pretty much equal in performance to the E6550.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=61&p2=66

The E6550 has 1333FSB + 4MB of Cache. (2.33Ghz)
The E5200 has 800FSB + 2MB of Cache (2.5Ghz)

I was going to going to buy the E6550 intill I ran across this benchmark. Can anymore confirm why there is little or no difference between the two? Becuase the E5200 is hell of a lot cheaper then the E6550.

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November 7, 2009 7:11:01 PM

there is little difference because the E6550 is a Conroe whereas the E5200 is a wolfdale, which means the E6550 is an older bigger CPU with inferior arch than the Wolfdale

the Wolfdale is better since it is smarter than the Conroe


If i were you i would get the Wolfdale, it is better for OCing and really stable
November 7, 2009 7:21:13 PM

Upendra09 said:
there is little difference because the E6550 is a Conroe whereas the E5200 is a wolfdale, which means the E6550 is an older bigger CPU with inferior arch than the Wolfdale

the Wolfdale is better since it is smarter than the Conroe


If i were you i would get the Wolfdale, it is better for OCing and really stable


Wow, thanks for making my day, and saving me a *** load of money. I still can't belive something named a "pentium" could out-do somthing named "Core 2 Duo" (yes I know pentium is not a the older Pentium's, but for intel to name it pentium, it was obviously done to show that it is/was the lowest of the range.)

I'm still suprised at that fact but meh. How far do you think I can OC the E5200 on stock cooling? I was hoping to touch past 3Ghz but I doubt it. It will be used along side a 9800GT OC.
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November 7, 2009 7:48:00 PM

You should have no issue getting to 3.0Ghz with the stock cooler but an aftermarket will help you to 3.5Ghz+ as i have one running at 3.9Ghz stable 24/7 under water and the main issue is fsb wall as about 1240Mhz is the limit ..

I am also testing a Intel Celeron E3200 Wolfdale 2.4Ghz with 1Mb of L2 Cache and so far it's doing 3.4Ghz on it's stock cooler without any issues..
November 7, 2009 8:22:29 PM

W Craven said:
You should have no issue getting to 3.0Ghz with the stock cooler but an aftermarket will help you to 3.5Ghz+ as i have one running at 3.9Ghz stable 24/7 under water and the main issue is fsb wall as about 1240Mhz is the limit ..

I am also testing a Intel Celeron E3200 Wolfdale 2.4Ghz with 1Mb of L2 Cache and so far it's doing 3.4Ghz on it's stock cooler without any issues..


My target for gaming is always above 3.0Ghz. Do you think it will handle 3.2Ghz on stock cooling? What would the temps be like? I'm trying to stick to a budget without having to break the wallet. If not, then I guess 3.0Ghz is good enough.
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November 7, 2009 8:47:00 PM

The E6550 Conroe performs better than the Wolfdale E5200 because the Conroe has more cache memory.

However, the Wolfdale is newer architechture, and overclocked it can easily outperform the E6550.
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