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Old 07-29-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default why would this be more?

Well I was just searching around on new egg..

This is the proc I purchased $189.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

and I found this for 200$,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028

Isn't the 200$ one worse then what I purchased? Or am I missing something heh
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:17 PM   #2
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well one is made by a different core.
the one you bought is wolfdale, and the other is conroe
and it seems the voltages are different, the one that cost more has a higher voltage, which means you can overclock it more since you have to up the voltage to make it run smoother and be more stable.
i could be wrong since i dont use intel.
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Default Re: why would this be more?

Go with the E8500. It will be faster overall. It also has more cache, which will also help with speed.

You can't judge how well these will overclock just by comparing their default voltage. A lower VID may give you a better overclock, but you will never find out unless you actually try.
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i think he already went with the E8500, he was wondering why the other one costs more if the E8500 performs better
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i think he already went with the E8500, he was wondering why the other one costs more if the E8500 performs better
exactly. =P
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45nm CPU's are cheaper to make than 60nm cpu's.
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Did Intel not have some trouble with the yields on the 45nm process?
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