Summary: its a good solid cpu for the price i paid 300.00 on eb 5 months ago so i did not take a bath on it!!!
Pros: To the overclocking king i ran your 18 multiplier and a 202 buss with a 1,57 voltage and mine did run windows but man try a speed test horrible i ran doom3 timedemo demo1 usecashe i got 131fps at the figures of multiplier 12x bus 260 cpu=3.2 i got a 190fps so your overclocking does nothing but bu...
Cons: none the quad core beats this cpu hands down
Summary: I've never had a problem with AMD with overclocking, temp (within reason ofcourse), and stable calcu (within reason of oc)running LIQUIDSYS SWIFTECH|QUIETPOWERP180 case, Kingston HyperX 4GB 4-4-4-12, ASUS CROSSHAIR mobo, BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB video card, ATI PCI TV-tuner...
Pros: Run decent temps on water cooled. very fast, and ran over clocked 3.0ghz just fine. hey, its 64bit :) vista ready!
Cons: price, I've heard it isn't the best chip for over clocking....i'm only up 200mhz and it runs stable enough for me. and running 35-40c.
Summary: Shouldve waited on buying it, or got a diffrent one.
Pros: Great CPU, Great OC'ing. Fast.
Cons: Ive had this for about 6 or seven months, and it is now 500$ cheaper than when i bought it. I know prices drop fast, but from 850$ to 300$ in a few months. Just sucks. Plus the X2 6000 beats it and is cheap right now.
Summary: To the 1.25Ghz reviewer... I thought it had to do with my motherboard (DFI M2R/G), but I notice if I enable Vista standby (standard on Vista instead of the shutdown button), upon resuming my clock speeds and multiplier are significantly lower than I had set in bios.
Pros: Chip is pretty fast. I'm running at 214x14 = 3.0Ghz, with low RAM latencies of 4-4-4-15 1T. I had gotten it to run significantly faster, but only for benchmarks. I've decided to drop it to 3.0 to keep temperatures down. It requires some significant overvolting to stay stable at higher speeds, and...
Cons: My friend's E6600 scores higher on most processor benchmarks. I am pretty die-hard AMD, because I like the company's ideas (and bc I have tons of AMD chips and boards lying around my tech room), but if I wasn't I probably would have bought this less expensive (and faster) chip instead. Also, due ...
Summary: According to Anandtech: an overclocked E6300 was able to equal and in all cases but one outperform AMD's Athlon 64 FX-62. In fact, in quite a few benchmarks, the overclocked E6300 is essentially out of reach of anything AMD can offer with their current K8 designs. End quote.
Pros: Ruled on benchmarks, and especially on games, until it got overtaken by Intel's Core 2 Duo. Still offers more than enough power for typical users, and since it's socket AM2 it will still be supported for a while.