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Upgrade Time! Need some help from the pro's! :D

By Amps7
Feb 14, 2007
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  1. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    I'd get the E4300 if I was building a system (even though I haven't learned yet how to overclock either:))

    The E4300 has an FSB of 800 MHz (200x4), a multiplier of 9, and a clock speed of 1.8 GHz.
    The E6300 has an FSB of 1066 MHz (266x4), a multiplier of 7, and a clock speed of 1.86 GHz.

    So while the multiplier is unchangeable, the FSB can be changed. So if you just crank the FSB up to 1066 (266x4) on an E4300, the multiplier of 9 will give your CPU a clock speed of 2.4 GHz, making your CPU faster than an E6400 stock.

    So if you could overclock, and some members here could probably tell you how, get the E4300; but if you weren't gonna OC, get the E6300 or E6400.

    And actually, I recommend this PSU instead. It's more expensive, but it has a lot less chance of giving out and taking other parts with it than the ones mentioned above. It's not a good idea to skimp on the power supply ;)

    Regards :)
     
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

    I second your PSU nomination kitty, good value at a decent price. Can't skimp on the psu.
     
  4. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Thanks guys.

    Could I overclock that to 1066Mhz on Stock cooling?

    I cant afford anything else after that PSU you see.
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Yeah, you should be able to take it to 2.4 Ghz on stock cooling, as long as you don't touch voltages ;)
     
  6. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Ah, cool.

    Do you recommend a complete beginner overclocking the E4300?
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    It's very, very easy. Just up that FSB to 266 Mhz, and you're done :) Nothing wrong could happen ;)
     
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Sometimes that takes a complete beginner. Whenever will you learn, otherwise?
     
  9. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Alright sounds good. I will order the components today most likely :D

    You guys are sure this motherboard will be able to take the E4300 up to FSB 266MHZ safely on stock cooling?

    Just to make sure I dont mess up you see :p
     
  10. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Completely sure. Just make sure you have good case cooling, and mount properly the heatsink.

    If you live in a hot city, don't be amazed if it reaches 60 C. It shouldn't harm it :)
     
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Hmmmm....*moves to Siberia*....
     
     
  12. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Haha thanks man.

    I suppose then im slightly lucky...for living in an extremely cold county (Scotland) where its rare for temperatures to go over 10 C!

    :)
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    You're lucky, here in Cd. Juarez, Mexico is extremely hot during the whole summer. 40C, 45 C or more during the ****ing day... :(
     
  14. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    We find little differences in case heat here on the Arizona - Mexico border where daytime temperatures are usually above 103 in the six summer months.
     
  15. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I would go crazy having 6 months for summer...I already go crazy with 3 ;) . I love the winter :angel: !
     
  16. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    :suspiciou :eek: How are you still alive?!

    Guys, I decided to open the old case and remove the PSU...its a 250W power supply so im pretty sure that wont do the job!

    Kitty, I do appreciate your one but its a bit pricey...would this one suffice?

    http://thermaltech.co.uk/shop/thermaltake-w0069-430w-silent-p-288.html

    And heres another issue I came across, will the case size allow for a new PSU and Motherboard?

    I may be being too cautious here, but to make sure I took a few pictures (forgive my bad camera work :p) for you guys to decide:

    http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/6628/dsc0117ds4.jpg
    http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4504/dsc0118fc6.jpg
    http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7825/dsc0119nu6.jpg

    Thanks.
     
  17. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    It should be fine with a normal ATX case and psu :D
     
  18. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    That PSU is good enough for you. And it should fit your case, it has room for the new PSU.

    Regards :wave:
     
  19. Amps7

    Amps7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Ah Great, I have ordered the Mobo and CPU now.

    PSU soon.

    Will tell you all how the installation goes!
     
  20. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Good Luck with everything :wave: :giddy: !
     
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