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Old 24th July 2007, 07:00   #1
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Hey guys

Im new here but need some help on the right cpu for my system.

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CPU: p4 3.4
VGA: Gigabyte x1600 (waiting for dx 10 to get new card)
RAM: Corsair 2gb 6400 dual chanel
MOBO: Gigabyte Ga-965p-s3
Heatsink: Thermaltake Big Typhoon XV

I was wanting to know if it is worth spending the extra $150 to go from the 6300 too the 6600?

and what overclocking feature can i expect out of both?

"Thats in AUS dollars by the way"

Thanks guys.
 
Old 24th July 2007, 08:40   #2
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I would go with neither; check for E6420 or E2160 (for really tight budget); the E6420 has 4mb cache like the E6400, but is cheaper and the extra cache does help, on average +10%.

OC wise, the E2160 is pretty sweet, a high multiplier and low stock FSB allow you to push the CPU to the limit even with modest OC motherboards; best bang for the buck; if you don't want to OC that much, E6420 will be nice

I have an E6400 running at 2.8Ghz and it's too fast in most games no difference when I clock down to 2.4ghz
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Rather go E6550 instead of E6420
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Does his mobo support 1333FSB CPU?
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Old 24th July 2007, 13:31   #5
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yeah it does support 1333mhz, i am looking at trying to keep it under 300AUD
 
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yeah it does support 1333mhz, i am looking at trying to keep it under 300AUD
Then I agree with piotke, get the E6550 if you can afford it (I don't know how much it costs where you are going to buy it).
 
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