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    Recent C2D E6600 from UK retailers - How do they OC ?

    I am seriously considering stretching to a E6600 if I can OC it to 3.6GHz for 24/7 usage. I already have a Tuniq Tower 120 for cooling, coupled with an Akasa Eclipse 62 case with 2 x Akasa 120mm Amber fans for airflow.

    If anyone has recently purchased an E6600 from a UK retailer and overclocked it, I'd appreciate if you could post the OC achieved, along with vcore and temps (at idle and under load), along with the CPU revision and retailer and date you purchased it.

    Failing that, I may end up saving about £85 and getting a E4300 and OC'ing to 3.2GHz (and maybe a bit more).

    I have also made the same post in the Scan forum to specifically ask people who have recently purchased from Scan, whereas this is a more general request for purchases made from any other retailer.

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    Impossible question – they change weekly mate. Different retailers will not only have different weeks from the manufacture, but they may not even be made on the same production line.
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    Its impossible to say. You could have 2 from the same batch and one overclocks great and the other doesnt. Luck of the draw
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    Aaaarrgh! I can't make my mind up

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    Even though batches can have variances in overclockability, it would still be interesting to see the kind of OC's being achieved with CPU's from various retailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defenestration View Post
    ...it would still be interesting to see the kind of OC's being achieved with CPU's from various retailers.
    But why would it make a difference what retailer it was from?
    They get their stock at random. The retailer you buy it from makes no difference im afraid. As Clunk said, chips from the same batch can differ hugely, nevermind across the board

    To be honest with you though, most C2D chips overclock well these days
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    across the board
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    To be honest with you though, most C2D chips overclock well these days
    What about the current 6300's? I hear that they are c2d chips with only 2x L2 caches, instead of the older 6300's with the 4x L2 caches limited to 2x.

    Or is this complete nonsense? If it this is true, that the chips are slightly different, will it affect my overclocking results? Or would it yield pretty much the same results as the older 6300's.

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    Well, given that most companies offering overclocking on E6600 are guarenteeing 3.0GHz, I'd say that's what you can "expect" from a typical chip's performance, bringing the FSB up to 1333Mhz.

    Anything over and above that would depend entirely on the individual's chip performance and there's bound to be the odd one or two chips that don't reach that far.

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    Read on xtremesystems that all the best chips are going towards quad core production.

    Luckily i got an E6400 way back, which was just a nerfed conroe > so its happly sitting at 3.2ghz @ 1.35v

    The new Allendales are apprently true Allendales what ever that means!

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    Your best bet is to either order from an obscure retailer who will have low turn-around on E6600s, or but an E4300 from anywhere.

    I haven't seen an E4300 that didn't hit 3.2GHz yet (I recently purchased mine and it does 3.4GHz but I need better RAM to hit it)....You aren't going to get much better then that from an E6600.

    Is 200-400MHz, a bigger cache and VT worth £85?
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    My reasoning is that if a lot of people recently purchased an E6600 from the same retailer, and all of them reported that they could overclock to, 3.6GHz at 1.35v, then odds would favour an E6600 bought from the same retailer could also OC in the same way. It may not, but the odds would say it probably would.

    The more I think about it though, I am now swaying towards getting the E4300.

    shaithis - Where and when did you get your E4300 from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntaCepta View Post
    What about the current 6300's? I hear that they are c2d chips with only 2x L2 caches, instead of the older 6300's with the 4x L2 caches limited to 2x.

    Or is this complete nonsense? If it this is true, that the chips are slightly different, will it affect my overclocking results? Or would it yield pretty much the same results as the older 6300's.
    Current 6300's have 4meg of cache (allendales), but 2meg of it is disabled.
    The next revision will have 2meg, with non disabled.
    The end result should be exactly the same

    I think thats what your asking anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by Defenestration View Post
    My reasoning is that if a lot of people recently purchased an E6600 from the same retailer, and all of them reported that they could overclock to, 3.6GHz at 1.35v, then odds would favour an E6600 bought from the same retailer could also OC in the same way. It may not, but the odds would say it probably would.

    The more I think about it though, I am now swaying towards getting the E4300.

    shaithis - Where and when did you get your E4300 from ?
    Well, im not going to argue with your logic anymore (), but id go for the E4300 buddy
    Higher multi, good results from it....go for it mate
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    Gladiator Computers overclocked theirs nicely, think it was with an AC FP7

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