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XDanger
02-04-10, 02:13 PM
I want a decent overclocking core2 for my retired p5b-deluxe now that I've sold its Q6700.

I'm thinking e6300, but whats a good (possibly cheaper) alternative?

Should I just stick with that as a replacement?


The PC doesn't really have a use ,I just don't like to have a PC without a CPU in there.
I might sell it.

CaptNKILL
02-04-10, 02:26 PM
If it supports the Pentium Dual Core E5200 that'd be a pretty decent chip.

The P965 chipset is getting pretty old now so I don't know which CPUs it supports or how high it can overclock, but its worth looking into.

I have one of those boards in a secondary rig with a Core 2 E4300. I had it overclocked to 2.4Ghz (from 1.8) for a while.

fasedww
02-05-10, 11:26 AM
I have a e8400 in my msi 750n sli board at 3.951 ghz. 1.30 volts, 439 fsb. this baby runs cool and fast. have two 8800 gtxs on it in SLI, it's my everyday computer the one I'm typing on here,Windows XP 3 also.:D

XDanger
02-05-10, 01:57 PM
I have a e8400 in my msi 750n sli board at 3.951 ghz. 1.30 volts, 439 fsb. this baby runs cool and fast. have two 8800 gtxs on it in SLI, it's my everyday computer the one I'm typing on here,Windows XP 3 also.:D

An E8400 would cost me about the same as my Q9550 did.

The E6300 is still looking like the safest bet.

CaptNKILL
02-05-10, 02:15 PM
An E8400 would cost me about the same as my Q9550 did.

The E6300 is still looking like the safest bet.

I'm guessing you've found one used for a good price.

I haven't seen them for sale in years.

Unless you can get one for less than $50 I wouldn't bother. An E5200 has a 633Mhz clock speed advantage right out of the box, has a much higher multiplier (less FSB overclocking needed) and they can be had for around $65.

EDIT: Doh. Just remembered that they actually released ANOTHER E6300 recently at 2.8Ghz, where as the old one was 1.8Ghz. Why they did this, I have no idea. That's probably the one you're talking about. :o

XDanger
02-05-10, 04:07 PM
EDIT: Doh. Just remembered that they actually released ANOTHER E6300 recently at 2.8Ghz, where as the old one was 1.8Ghz. Why they did this, I have no idea. That's probably the one you're talking about. :o

The 2.8's e6300's are 45nm "Pentiums", I thought 2.8 was a misprint or something when I saw them on eBay
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=945
Seems like a good chip