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Whats been Overclocking better, 2.4C or 2.66C?

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Ununquadium114

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I can't decide between the two. Basically, is the 2.66 worth the extra $50? Also, has anyone bought their 2.whateverC from atacom.com? Thats where I plan to buy mine, & I would like to know how their chips have been doing.
 

Rasputin'sLiver

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Ununquadium114 said:
I can't decide between the two. Basically, is the 2.66 worth the extra $50? Also, has anyone bought their 2.whateverC from atacom.com? Thats where I plan to buy mine, & I would like to know how their chips have been doing.

Hi Un,

Just a little "heads up" on atacom: they never tell you on the site whether they are actually have the cpu in stock! i saw the 2.4c at a good price ($199) so i called them. they told me they wouldnt be available for at least a week. :(

CALL BEFORE YOU ORDER!
 

FIZZ3

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There is no 2.66C CPU- C designates the 800Mhz system bus. It depends on your mainboard which one would be more desirable. With a Canterwood board I'd try the 2.4C to get max FSB. Otherwise, the 2.66 is nice for midrange solid overclocks on other boards. I wouldn't put a 2.4C in a non-800 fsb chipset board though. :)
 

LandShark

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i called atacom yesterday and ask if they have ANY "C" in stock, and the lady told me they DO NOT, and DON'T KNOW when it will be in stock!!!

give it another 2 weeks, and you'll see lots of place selling it.
 

batboy

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FSB rules, but you really need a Canterwood/Springdale to take advantage of the 800 bus CPUs. The 2.4C running in a dual channel DDR mobo at high FSB will whip up on a 2.53B running in a regular single channel DDR mobo.

JD, I got tired of getting yanked around by vendors that didn't have CPUs in stock. I had a 2.6C ordered from one place, I cancelled and ordered a 2.8C from another place, cancelled when I was told it would be another 2 weeks (they told me 2 days at first). So I said "screw it" and ordered a 2.4C from googlegear. I will probably try a different speed CPU in another month if I'm not happy with this 2.4C. I had to get a CPU soon, so I could sell my two old RDRAM systems. I need the cash to help pay for the upgrades and I promised friends these computers next week.
 
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Ununquadium114

Ununquadium114

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I may get watercooling over the summer, & do you think I could hit 4 ghz with the 2.4C with higher end watercooling (prommy)