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Old May 27, 2007, 09:29 PM
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what is the best low price core 2 for highest ocing ? givin that i'd have quality mobo,ram & psu ? guess what i'm saying is i could spend $200-225 on one but why do it if one for $150-175 will out perform once oced ? whats the right on to buy ?
Allendale or Conroe ?

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Old May 27, 2007, 09:46 PM
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E6300. Then E6400. Or you could try your luck with the E4300 and E4400.

Check the table in this thread: Kentsfield/Conroe/Allendale Overclock Database - EXTREME Overclocking Forums

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Old May 27, 2007, 10:32 PM
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The E4300 will do 3.5 GHz w/ good cooling, RAM, motherboard, etc. and it can be had for about $120 - $130
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The best performance for the money is definately the allendales. Mine will do 3.55 on H2O. And while my e6400 does 3.84, you'd be hard pressed to find one that would do that these days.

What motherboard did you decide on?

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What motherboard did you decide on?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=DFI
dfi dark looks good , price is hard to resist ,no sli , still looking at asus , thing with the sli is I'll likely sell the whole comp (for upgrading,seem to switch comps once a year) before ever buying a second vid card.guess I can put $150-200 toward a mobo. Any other recommendation?
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Don't spend $200 on a motherboard. The DS3 is very popular, but I honestly haven't used it. It's quite inexpensive, and you could put some of that $50 you saved on getting the DS3 + whatever you would have spent on a Tuniq tower or whatever to put together an entry level water cooling system.

On the actual topic of your thread though, I'd go with an e4300 or w/e is the cheapest one.
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Seriously, I'm wondering if the April's price drop wasn't just a way to bring AMD down even more (or course) and at the same time getting rid of the weakest (lower binned)Core2s they had...the ones that aren't good enough to make it on Quads and the new models...

My point is: after all, the 6320s and 6420s, then the latest 6600s are NOT overclocking as good as the "old" 6300 ,6400 and 6600...

So it's hard to rely on a 3 month old reviews/posts on OCing a processor that was made before the latest batches...
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The E4300 will do 3.5 GHz w/ good cooling, RAM, motherboard, etc. and it can be had for about $120 - $130

good luck with that. I've ha 3 E4300, NONE of them would do more than 3.4GHz on water.
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I have one that is stable at 3.55GHz on water - It's reviewed here.
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It is all luck of the draw.

I've got my 6420 running fine @ 3400 and I'm fairly certain it's the memory that's holding me back.
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