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So is it the 3700, 144 or 146 open box? Right now I'm leaning towards the 146. Anyone else have different opinions?
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post #12 of 35
if you get the 3700+, then get the one with BN stepping.
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I'd say 3700 Sandy because of its lower price.
I also have one. The 11x multi works well with average ram and the 10x multi works great with high fsb ram.
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Originally Posted by luckii
if you get the 3700+, then get the one with BN stepping.
You can't choose, it's what they send you. So are you saying go w/ 3700? Damn I thought you guys knew a lot about amd and optys and sandys...
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I'd say 3700 Sandy because of its lower price.
I also have one. The 11x multi works well with average ram and the 10x multi works great with high fsb ram.
Ok, how well does yours oc? I read that those opty's oc 800-1000 mhz and the 3700s oc good too
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You can't choose, it's what they send you. So are you saying go w/ 3700? Damn I thought you guys knew a lot about amd and optys and sandys...
You can somewhat choose with newegg. If you choose the BN box you usually get a older better stepping while the other choice gives you the "crappier" steppings. I ended up with a CCBBWE or whatever and returned it right away. Had I chose the 102 dollar I would be OC'ing a 3700+ but am very happy with my opty.

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what r u talking about. maybe i used the wrong word.... the ones with E4 stepping generally overclock better than the E6 which is the one you are looking at. go back to newegg. theres 2 different 3700+ if you havent noticed.
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post #18 of 35
With that motherboard, I would go with the Sandy, as was posted earlier, you have a higher multi, which gives you more headroom for FSB adjustments. Lets say you get the Opty, which runs better with high FSB, but that motherboard might have a ?250? FSB limit. So the Opty with 250 FSB and a 9x multi will run at 2250 Mhz, where as the Sandy at a 250 FSB and a 11x multi will run at 2750 Mhz. The Opty would not be able to run at its full potential. I do not know what the FSB limit is for that motherboard, but seeing as how it is not high end, I do believe it will not be that high. My recommendation would be the Sandy.
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post #19 of 35
luckii's right.. the CF designation is the E6 revision, while the BN designation is the E4 revision.
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post #20 of 35
Well I opted for the sandy...Gonna drop it in my rig and sell my 3200+...post"s later....three days ...lol...
~~edit~~~ glad i read this thread got me motivated to spend money...thanks...i think
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