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Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
6.8 out of 10

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300

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Overall 10
10

4 years, Overclocked to 3.0 GHZ, Still running strong

David M., Newegg
9 April 2011
  • Pros: Purchased in April '07, overclocked it to 3.0Ghz with MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 MB., and over 4 years, I've had maybe 5 BSOD's running WinXP64, and for the past few months, Win 7 Pro. Great chip, and finally looking to upgrade the rig. Fetches a 6.4 in windows experience.
  • Cons: Half a dozen BSOD's in 4 years running WinXP64 and Win764.
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Overall 6
6.0

Once Great; Now, Not So Much.

Karen Joan "Siren", Amazon
3 November 2008
  • Summary: The E4300 Dual Core from Intel has been around for over a year now. When it was first released, it was hailed by enthusiasts as the "perfect storm" of a CPU because by design or chance, the unit was eminently overclockable and vastly cheaper than its contemporaries.
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Overall 10
10

More bang for the buck

Bradley W., Newegg
30 January 2008
  • Summary: I'm still amazed at how well this thing runs, and will be hard pressed to replace it when these new 45nm processors really get rolling. Then again, new toys.....
  • Pros: Overclocks better than anything I've ever owned. Have been running for months and months at 3.0GHz with no problems at all. AND...that's with the stock heatsink and fan!
  • Cons: I love it so much I may keep it far beyond its "useful life" to a tech geek. =D
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Overall 10
10

Overclocker

Brett H., Newegg
17 January 2008
  • Summary: AMD eat your heart out!
  • Pros: Over clocked all the way to 2.8GHZ. Runs flawlessly with zero problems.
  • Cons: None of course!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent overclocker

Orion B., Newegg
6 January 2008
  • Pros: Runs great on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L at 2.9 without a hitch. I'm sure I could push it a lot harder if necessary.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Good OCing, stable

Jennie P., Newegg
1 January 2008
  • Summary: Very good CPU, but the E2180 or E2200 are better deals now
  • Pros: Good Overclocking, I got it to 2.7Ghz with stock cooling and no Vcore messing. It runs cool at this speed too (30-40C).
  • Cons: Only 2mb cache, but really take a look at the charts, the difference of performance between 1,2,4, and 8mb of cache is 10-15% from 1mb to 8mb
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Overall 10
10

Nice for OC novices

Krishna P., Newegg
30 December 2007
  • Summary: First time OC'er, and this was a relatively easy setup (look on the web for guides). A must if you want to OC.
  • Pros: Very nice overclocker. Using a EVGA 680i, and Zalman fan, OC'ed to 3.15Gz. Others may get better numbers, but I don't have the guts to go further.
  • Cons: Only dual core (vs. quad core), but hey, no one has written quad core programs (or will in the near future).
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Overall 10
10

Best OCing CPU ever

Avery A., Newegg
29 December 2007
  • Summary: They are getting more and more rare, but the price/performance of this chip overclocked beats ANY other dual core cpu. AND EVEN BETTER THAN SOME LOWER END QUAD CORES!!!
  • Pros: This CPU is the best overclocking chip Ive seen since the celeron 400. It has the perfect multiplier, paired with an Nvidia 650i board, and cheap ram. Anything less than 3ghz, your not trying hard enough. Mine is stable at 3.45, with very very little (+.1 volt) core voltage tweaking.
  • Cons: Its not free and cant give backrubs. Its not even hot enough overclocked, to cook anything with.
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Overall 10
10

OC Magic

Krishna P., Newegg
26 December 2007
  • Pros: Bought this b/c did not want to spend $1K on a quad core processor that could only be a dual core in "real life". Got 3.15 Gz after OC w/ Zalman cooler. Occ glitches (once every 3-4 months) with very high processing (i.e. boku multitasking), but works very well, even on my processor intensive app...
  • Cons: see above
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Overall 2
2.0

don't waste your time

Anonymous, Newegg
23 December 2007
  • Pros: CPU worked really well right out of the box but thats about it
  • Cons: After a few months of having this CPU, it is running incredibly hot and I'm getting multiple BSOD's relating to the CPU. I'm not running THAT much, sometimes just firefox and my outlook, and I'll get a BSOD because of the CPU.
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