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I just got this board for review,a nd I have never even touched an AMD system for OC, any guides? any tips? what CPUs oc the best? What CPus like teh cold? i need a crash course in AMD.
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What CPU's do you have for it? And are you going to be using dice/LN2 with it, or just air/water?
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LN2 most likley and i don't have a CPU yet, i was wondering what to get used or new for the meantime until i can get a BD sample or buy one.

What CPu will OC the highest? what is harder to OC? what shoudl i get? lets say $100 budget
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
LN2 most likley and i don't have a CPU yet, i was wondering what to get used or new for the meantime until i can get a BD sample or buy one.

What CPu will OC the highest? what is harder to OC? what shoudl i get? lets say $100 budget
On a $100 budget I'd say your best bet is a used 955 or 965, they absolutely love the cold and they can take higher voltages than thuban can under LN2 (around 1.8-1.9v). Another good choice would be to pick up a 555 or 560. Under LN2 you should be able to do ~6.5ghz with any of the chips I mentioned, and if you're lucky you might be able to hit 7ghz.
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send it to me, i know how to AMD very well

Also not bad at reviewing stuff either....

(not kidding)

Back on topic, Calisto overclocks just as well as deneb, Thuban is a bit of a different beast though, overclocks better on air than deneb, but deneb like the cold more.

If you don't want to spend a lot of $$$, 555 would be the way to go
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This is what I got with a Phenom II x2 560 without a strip os and 100% stable under DICE. I stress test it for 5 hour on the average temp of -60c.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1477239

I can boot into windows up to 5.4ghz but not stable.
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post #7 of 23
Any of the Callisto chips are the ones to use for the $$'s invested.

If wanting to go absolutely uber-cheap, any of the Sempron chips can be used for a quick suicide run too under some LN2 cooling.

A 130 Sempron is at the egg for just $29.99 ATM.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103939

With it's lower multi and C3 stepping, you can really test the chipset's ability to clockup.
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I vote for the sempron. Still deneb. Kill it. Kill it with thermal expansion.
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lol i want a chip that will probably be worth something to compare against BD, so ill look into the 560 or 955.

Now i just gotta learn to OC AMD lol.
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post #10 of 23
Nothing AMD currently offers will compare to BD.

AMD is very similar to 1156. Not sure if you ever worked with 1156.

All the CPU stuff is very similar to 1156, but with some funky northbridge do-dads thrown in.

Kinda like a 1156/775 hybrid
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