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P5W DH + e6400?

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I'm hoping to be ordering a new system in the next few days. I need to get a i975 mobo so I've opted for the P5W DH. But I was going to get a e6400.

I've seen a lot of people say that e6600's are better on 975 chipsets tho.
I'm just wandering if I will have any problems running a e6400 @ 400+fsb as I would like to get the RAM running to spec and get a clock of 3.2Ghz+

Seems to be mixed opinions on this board, like people saying they can't get past 350fsb etc. I'm just thinking that hopefully the new BIOS revisions have sorted these problems out. :confused:

*edit* not sure if this should be in motherboards or even overclocking :confused: oops :rolleyes:
 
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I'm not sure atm :( guess it's only £65 more but the 6400 seems to clock about the same as the 6600. I guess the 6600 does have more cache tho. Not sure how much that would effect it tho :confused:
 
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Just found an article showing the difference between 2mb cache and 4mb cache and overall the average difference it makes is 3.5%

Also been reading some rumours that the 6300/6400 are just 'binned' conroes which have cache problems. 2mb of the cache is just disabled? would account for why they clock so well I guess but still a rumour.

I guess the extra 2mb cache isn't worth paying the extra money for tho.
 
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Cool sounds good :)
I'd probably be hoping for 3.2ghz at minimum. So the expensive RAM is at least running to its rated speeds.
Wonder how many people with e6600's have got over 400fsb
 
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I've ordered the P5W with a e6400 :)

Unfortunately I can't get a i965 because it is ich8 and not supported for what I need it for :( hopefully it will clock ok :)
 
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