Originally posted by TriEclipse
Don't bother, it'll offer roughly the same overclocking.
Uhm.. I think I'll have to disagree. For overclocking, the higher multiplier (even if it's only a tad higher) is desirable. Let me throw some figures in.
It's been proven that when overclocking Conroes, the main limitation is the FSB. I don't think anyone knows for sure what's the overclocking limit of the chip itself - not even the best motherboard can push these babies to their fullest potential.
So, let's pretend you have a good motherboard that can handle a 400Mhz FSB (overclocked from 266Mhz). With an E6300, that'd produce 400Mhz x 7 = 2.8Ghz. With an E6400, that'd be 400Mhz * 8 = 3.2Ghz. It's a 400Mhz difference (naturally), which could be very noticeable, considering the two Conroes are similar in every way except the multiplier ... and you only had to pay $35 for these extra 400Mhz. Push the FSB past 400Mhz, and your gainings will be even larger.
: if you're definitely going to overclock your CPU, you might wanna consider an E6400. If not, there's no point in getting it; settle with an E6300. At stock speeds, the difference between the two is minimal.