E2140... or E2220... same from OC point of view?

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E2140... or E2220... same from OC point of view?

Post by Foxtrot » Sat May 03, 2008 2:14 pm

Hi

I was going to buy E2180 for my new machine but it struck me today that all these dual core 65nm 1G cache FSB800 processors are exactly the same as far as overclocking is concerned. That is, if I plan to overclock, and I do, I can as well buy E2140 as E2220 and they should overclock exactly the same.

Is that right?

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Re: E2140... or E2220... same from OC point of view?

Post by Zertz » Sat May 03, 2008 4:39 pm

Foxtrot wrote:Hi

I was going to buy E2180 for my new machine but it struck me today that all these dual core 65nm 1G cache FSB800 processors are exactly the same as far as overclocking is concerned. That is, if I plan to overclock, and I do, I can as well buy E2140 as E2220 and they should overclock exactly the same.

Is that right?
I'd say the E2220 should overclock higher especially since it has a high multiplier so it won't require a board that can push high FSB.

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Re: E2140... or E2220... same from OC point of view?

Post by Foxtrot » Sun May 04, 2008 8:11 am

I'd probably go for 3.2GHz with either. I have seen a nice test with 394x8 = 3152 which as far as I understand (and I'm certainly not an expert) is advantageous in that a RAM can go 1:1, that is 2x394 = 792 for a DDR2 800Mhz.

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Re: E2140... or E2220... same from OC point of view?

Post by Methious » Sun May 04, 2008 12:42 pm

I just built a 2180 on a P5K-E haven't had a chance to play with it much but I left every thing auto and bumped the FSB to 300. It booted right into XP and ran. I was kinda surprised.

I've had the bus up to 435 fine but at like 438 I hit a FSB or chip wall. It runs a little hot, I tested a ThermalRight water block and a NexXxos water block on it and it ran as hot as my q6600 quad under water so if you get one and wanna clock get a great after market cooler for it. Stock cooling it idled at 38, OC idle was 42 and was getting toward 60C over clocked load.

Heck of a bargain for $69 bucks.
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