$80.00 Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 retail box

Only posted as this CPU is currently OOS at $130.00, most places.

wish i would had seen this last week. purchased one for 117.00 last week at newegg.com. this has to be the best price to performance cpu on the market. can easily be overclocked to 2.7 - 3.0ghz with stock cooler.

This is very good deal as poster #2 has said this processor os priced @ $117 from newegg,com which consider very fair price.

Call for Availability,product is on back order.

Price is currently $120-$130 right now and still call for availability or unavailable


it overclocks as good as E6300, it can go up as high as 3.7 to 3.8 air cool
Very nice price though, Dont have time to build one

My reading on various forums indicates that the E4300 in general does NOT overclock as well as the E6300. In general, most people with a good motherboard can achieve 3.0 to 3.2 stable with the E6300, and 2.8 to 3.0 with the E4300. My own experiences with 4 E6300 cpus and 2 E4300 cpus bear this out.

The E4300 can use slower memory due to it’s higher multiplier (9x versus 7x on the E6300), thus allowing overclock with slower FSB. With a good motherboard and good memory, I would always choose the E6300 over the E4300. But for $80, this would be a hell of a deal. Too bad it didn’t last very long at all.

For those on a severe budget, I noticed that Fry’s has the E2140 and a cheap ECS motherboard for $99 this weekend.

the E2140 only has 1 meg of cache shared between 2 cores. I think the E4300 is much better. The E4300 should clock very well, When it first came out, Anandtech got it up to 3.8 are cooling because of low cache and generally lower cache allow more headroom for overclocking just like the E6300 is a better oc chip than the 4meg cache version of E6600

But since the price got back to $120 again is not worthwhile to get it for $80 was OK .