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Old 06-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default any benefit of e6600 over e2180 overclocked ??

Since I'm going to be overclocking anyway... WHAT is the biggest difference between CPU's besides the speed ?

l2 Cache ? - how does this effect performance ?


and while we're at it... What processors am I limited it that do NOT use the new bios like the wolfdales ?
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Default Re: any benefit of e6600 over e2180 overclocked ??

pretty much anything intel and 65nm is what you want

all the 45nm's will give you troubles
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Since I'm going to be overclocking anyway... WHAT is the biggest difference between CPU's besides the speed ?

l2 Cache ? - how does this effect performance ?


and while we're at it... What processors am I limited it that do NOT use the new bios like the wolfdales ?
i don't exactly understand the question but yes other than clock a CPU with the same architecture (as most Core 2 Duos do) the L2 cache is a large factor. an E6600 at 3.4ghz compared to an E2180 at 3.4ghz might still see a 10-15% difference on average. Some applications use more l2 cache and others use less. Since the E6600 has 3mb more cache than the e2180 it's noticeable at the same speed in benchmarks at least.

Still though for the price of an e2180 they are awesome.
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Default Re: any benefit of e6600 over e2180 overclocked ??

well I'm only going to be playing Age of Conan... I'm trying to see if it would matter really...

afaik its basicly all graphics in that game...
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You just need a good GPU and you're fine..

even though the e6600 has a good 4mb cache, but the e2180 overclocks better
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well I'm only going to be playing Age of Conan... I'm trying to see if it would matter really...

afaik its basicly all graphics in that game...
Here is what i recommend...get a chip such as the e2180 and a cheap mobo to overclock it on. Perhaps someone has a used one that they could sell or you can check out newegg's open box mobos. I have had 3 good open box mobos in a row and 2 came with all accessories not that thats really too important.

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Here is what i recommend...get a chip such as the e2180 and a cheap mobo to overclock it on. Perhaps someone has a used one that they could sell or you can check out newegg's open box mobos. I have had 3 good open box mobos in a row and 2 came with all accessories not that thats really too important.

Please post your max budget and what you need and i will help you the best i can. I don't wear the title in my avatar for no reason.
EDIT: hehe thanks sora, I actualy just posted my planned build in my other thread.... let me get it real quick....

ok then, I guess I'll save the 120 bucks and just go for the e2180

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ok then, I guess I'll save the 120 bucks and just go for the e2180

thanks guys....can't wait to get her built !
i wouldnt recommend an e6600 anyway...if you wanted a good brand new chip better than an e2180 or well WORTH it the E7200 would be best. However for now just get the e2180 and overclock the **** out of it...for the price you can't beat it. If you ever need something better you only paid 65 bucks for it anyway and im sure you would net 70% of that back if you sold it easily within a year even probably.
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Default Re: any benefit of e6600 over e2180 overclocked ??

now I just have to figure out if the new 45nm technology is worth it on my mobo...

I'm being told the wolfdale is not great on it.

iether way... I would rather save the money and go e2180
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Default Re: any benefit of e6600 over e2180 overclocked ??

yeah the 680i is no good with 45nm wolfdales. but you could give it a go i guess. the 680i was really made for the 65nm kentsfields and conroes.
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