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my P4 @ 3Ghz is faster

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Originally Posted by RuffeDK View Post
In most games he said, his Opty's raped i7 because they are running DEAD stable, and not suddenly dropping out.
This is an absurd statement.

Instability doesn't cause dropped frames, it causes errors that usually lead to odd behavior or crashes.

There is nothing inherently more stable about an Opteron (or Xeon) than an i7 (or Phenom), except perhaps the ECC memory used.

I would trust the stability of a properly tested OC on a consumer chip than a server chip at stock in a system that had not been tested as thoroughly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
That's not possible. Most games are Dual-core coded. Large portion has quad support. No game (or maybe 1 game) uses 12 cores, on all other the per-core frequency matters more.
No game uses 12, source games and BFBC2 might use 6.

Most are coded for duals. And noone knows everything about computers, just agree with him and say since his 12 core has triple the cores as his i7, that he is CLEARLY right, since its like his I7 at 12ghz
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Likely caused his own stability issues by not knowing what he was doing when overclocking.

Also not sure why this thread is still ongoing or even debatable.
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