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Intel Core 2 Duo E4300


$150.00 Released December, 2006

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Excellent overclocking capacity for this type of processor, can hit speeds in excess of 3.0GHz. Remains cool, stable temperatures even when overclocking. Good performance while gaming, even under heavy load temperatures are in low 50s.

The Cons:2MB cache where many competing models have 4MB. Stock cooler must be upgraded to reach highest clock speed potentials.

The Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 is a 1.80 GHz, 800MHz FSB processor with 2MB Cache and falls at the bottom of Intel's line of Core 2 Duo Processors. All processors in this line have 2 cores (hence the name) meaning they have two distinct processors on one chip allowing them to work seperately or together on a single large task.

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These processors are very energy efficient thanks to Intel Wide Dynamic Execution, which gives more instructions per clock cylce, and with Intel Intelligent Power capability. Intel Smart Memory Access optimizes the use of available bandwith while Intel Advanced Smart Cache runs a more efficient cache subsystem for multiple cores. Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost will help accelerate a wide variety of applications, including video, photo processing, encryption, financial, engineering and scientific applications.

Specifications

  • Number of Cores: 2
  • Clock Speed: 1.8 GHz
  • L2 Cache: 2 MB
  • FSB Speed: 800 MHz
  • Instruction Set: 64-bit
  • Embedded 
  • Lithography: 65 nm
  • Max TDP: 65 W
  • VID Voltage Range: 0.850V-1.5V
  • Thermal Specification: 61.4°C
  • Package Size: 37.5mm x 37.5mm
  • Die Size: 111 mm
  • Number of Transistors: 167 million
  • Sockets Supported: LGA775
  • Execute Disable Bit 
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology 
  • Enhanced Halt State (C1E) 
  • Intel 64

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    Excellent overclocking capacity for this type of processor, can hit speeds in excess of 3.0GHz

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    Remains cool, stable temperatures even when overclocking

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    Good performance while gaming, even under heavy load temperatures are in low 50s

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    Inexpensive for a dual-core, especially considering its overclocking capacity

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    Intuitive installation process, requires little time

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    BIOS allows easy access to FSB and clock speeds

Cons
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    2MB cache where many competing models have 4MB

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    Stock cooler must be upgraded to reach highest clock speed potentials

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