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Old January 25, 2007, 06:48 AM
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Default TechSpot stages Core 2 E4300 vs. E6300 overclocking battle

"There appears to be quite a demand for the E4300 at the moment and we are not quite sure why. The processor is nowhere near $130, and at best users will pay $10 less for the E4300 when compared to the E6300. The E6300 is clocked 60MHz higher and runs on a 1066MHz FSB, it would seem the $10 saving is simply not worth it. However, the E4300 is (or should be) all about overclocking so we decided to give it a go, pairing it against our 3.50GHz E6300, which I should add overclocked easily using it along our new Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 2.0) motherboard.

Although the 3.20GHz mark can be reached much easily and requiring no additional cooling, 3.50GHz is possible with an upgraded air-cooler. Therefore, it was decided that rather than using the Intel stock cooler, we would overclock the E4300 using the same after market air-cooler. The heatsink of choice was the Thermalright Ultra-120 paired with a 120mm Thermaltake case fan. Read on to find more."





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yah i'm stilll holding off to see what happens with the 4300
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yah i'm stilll holding off to see what happens with the 4300
Oh but there going to be $100cdn.


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I thought the E6300 was a superb "budget" chip... looks like the E4300 tops it. Intel is on a serious roll.
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I know it's scary but I think my next rig is going to be a Intel, the last intel I owned was a 550.
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I know it's scary but I think my next rig is going to be a Intel, the last intel I owned was a 550.
Haha, yeah. I went from a Socket 7 then straight to AMD. Core 2 Duo is just too good to avoid though. You'd be foolish to go AMD now, unless you want the low-end models, which happen to be superb overclockers.
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