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Tomorrow, my new setup is coming. It is a Opty 148, EPoX Motherboard, and a 7600GT. I am just wondering how good the stock HSF is. How long will this be good for. I have heard the opty's run cooler than other processors.
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I *think* you will be getting the HSF that comes with the heat pipes. If thats the case the HSF you recieve will be decent, and might hold you over until you start upping the voltage. I personally would get another HSF either way, BT, CNPS9500, because despite the heatpipes, you wont be able to get the max oc clocks out of the proc w/o some more powerful air. Nice upgrade btw!
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I wont be doing any major overclocking until i get some good RAM. BTW, i have another question that i dont wanna start another thread for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246
That is the mobo i got, it says DDR standard is DDR400. I see people on here all the time with like DDR500 or 550, even 600. Do these boards support memory this fast or do i have to do some kinda mod to get it to support ram this fast. I was thinking about getting Crucial Ballistix, or OCZ Performance, or Corsair XMS, or maybe some G.Skill. Which is best and what speed should i get.
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I wont be doing any major overclocking until i get some good RAM. BTW, i have another question that i dont wanna start another thread for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246
That is the mobo i got, it says DDR standard is DDR400. I see people on here all the time with like DDR500 or 550, even 600. Do these boards support memory this fast or do i have to do some kinda mod to get it to support ram this fast. I was thinking about getting Crucial Ballistix, or OCZ Performance, or Corsair XMS, or maybe some G.Skill. Which is best and what speed should i get.
Yes, the board will support those Ram Speeds, 500, 600, so on and so forth. When you install the RAM it will be set at 200Mhz. The speed ratings you have mention are only to tell you that the ram is guaranteed by the manufacture to run at that speed with the timings given by the manufacture. Higher speed ram allows for a high ram oc, which means you can keep tighter timings, and use a lesser divider or no divider at all. I personally own the Corsair XMS Pro... I like the LED's, for overclocking I think I would go with the Ballistix or the OCZ.
post #5 of 7
My 148 retail didn't come with a heat pipe HFS!
If you want good on on the cheep...
http://www.provantage.com/arctic-acfzp64~7ARCT002.htm
...other wise the TT BT is the best bet for the money.
    
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My 148 retail didn't come with a heat pipe HFS!
If you want good on on the cheep...
http://www.provantage.com/arctic-acfzp64~7ARCT002.htm
...other wise the TT BT is the best bet for the money.
Ack, I assumed that because my Opty165 came with the heatpipe HSF it was opterons that came with them. Maybe its only dual core that come with them? Anyways, if thats the case and you get the boring stock HSF from amd I would definatly suggest getting something like an Arctic Freezer Pro, i think they are around $30usd.
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Big Typhoon at Newegg for $39.99 (bargain).

Ram: Some DDR400 can be pushed higher by raising the fsb. For more serious
speeds, DDR500, DDR550, or even DDR600 would be the choice for nice oc's.
G.Skill makes a reasonably priced DDR550 (2x512).
For 2x1024, you'll have to settle for DDR500 at best but many can reach a bit more with the right timings.

Mushkin, GSkill, OCZ, Team Extreme, Corsair and Geil One are all good DDR.
Prices seem to have gone up lately.
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