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overclocking older vs newer dual cores

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:53 pm
by Foxtrot
Hi

I have heard that the first batch of dual cores (E2140 and E2160) overclock better than the newer ones, meaning that newer, even though nominally faster, possibly reach lower GHz. Is that true?

Re: overclocking older vs newer dual cores

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 3:23 pm
by martini161
no, not in any sense. the new 45nm can reach 5ghz if your luck with good cooling

Re: overclocking older vs newer dual cores

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 3:36 pm
by DMB2000uk
Specifically with the E21XX's I couldn't comment.

I presume by newer you mean new stepping?

I have an E2160, but i don't know what stepping it is (it's fairly new) and I don't know how well it overclocks as it works fine at stock for the PC it is in.

In regards to the whole line up of dual core CPU's (specifically E6XXX vs E8XXX etc), what martini said holds true.

Dan