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    E6420 vs E6320 vs E6300

    I need advice on which cpu to choose to go into my new build

    So far:

    Buffalo FireStix 2GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 800 PC2-6400 SDRAM
    EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked 640MB
    ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard

    Which cpu would be best to go with that lot.

    Get a normal intel E6300 with L2 Cache - 2 MB and overclock or get the new version E6320 which has L2 Cache - 4 MB.

    Or get the E6420 which ive heard is a better chip again. Will the L2 Cache - 4 MB on the new version make a difference.

    Any help please

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    I would choose E6320 or E6420 because they have 4mb L2 cache

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    It's best to go with the higher multi with that Mobo...
    E6420 or E6600


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    E6420
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    I've L651B - E6420... it's @3.2GHz@1.38V@24/7@~35C@wced@F@H ... @@@...

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    Definitely E6420. That mobo screams for the higher multi. If you had a P965 mobo you could have gotten away with an E6320.

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    Ok thanks
    Is there a certain branch code i should be looking out for when buying one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruud View Post
    Ok thanks
    Is there a certain branch code i should be looking out for when buying one?
    The L651B is good. Mine worked very well (3.2GHz at stock vcore) and they can be had drom tankguys.com. The other etailers are hit and miss relative to stepping as I got an L644G that didn't perform as well as the L651B when OCing.

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    tankguys.com is no good for me because im from the UK.
    If i was to buy one from ebay boxed and sealed would i be able to ask the seller the branch code wouldnt it be on the box?

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    Anyone please tell me how do you check the branch number before you buy is it on the box.

    Is a L652B261 a good branch
    PACKDATE: 03/26/07
    Last edited by Ruud; 05-08-2007 at 03:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofarfrome View Post
    The L651B is good. Mine worked very well (3.2GHz at stock vcore) and they can be had drom tankguys.com. The other etailers are hit and miss relative to stepping as I got an L644G that didn't perform as well as the L651B when OCing.

    Just my opinion
    how well did your L651B do on DFI 965-S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruud View Post
    Anyone please tell me how do you check the branch number before you buy is it on the box.

    Is a L652B261 a good branch
    PACKDATE: 03/26/07
    Yeah it's on the box and L652 seems pretty good. Just stay away from L644G.
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    What about a L629F207 for a E6600?

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    Probably even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruud View Post
    What about a L629F207 for a E6600?
    Definately. From what i've seen, 3800mhz is average for a L629F. Mine does 3800mhz with 1.46v
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