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post #21 of 59
Well When i get my Opteron 165 im going to take it to 2.4 and ill be happy..Even a crap stepping will get me there.
post #22 of 59
I got my x2 3800 for $150 and overclocked to 2.5ghz its faster than the 4400x2 in all areas (my friend has a 4400).. if you arent going to massively overclock just save a few bucks and OC an x2 3800 far past x2 4400 speeds. 2.76ghz 24/7 here...
post #23 of 59
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I got my x2 3800 for $150 and overclocked to 2.5ghz its faster than the 4400x2 in all areas (my friend has a 4400).. if you arent going to massively overclock just save a few bucks and OC an x2 3800 far past x2 4400 speeds. 2.76ghz 24/7 here...
The Opteron 165 is 10 Dollars more and would be better than that 3800 in an overclock.
post #24 of 59
Opty 165s can reach 3 GHz on a good stepping. Once mine arrives (who knows when that will be) I'm hoping for 2.75, as I've gotten my 3200+ to 2.75 on a suicide shot on stock cooling.
    
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well i know i want 2x 1 mb cache, thats a must for me

monarch computers look liek it has soem good prices for these optys, and of course the performance for my gameing wqill be fine right?

i wont be going oem, even though the price drop is nice, but i am a fan of 3 year warrenty =)

hmmm whast the multi's on the 65 70 and 75? im thinking il end up going opty =)
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165= 9x
170=10x
175=11x
180=12x
    
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It'd be nice to have a 180, but I don't think it's worth the price.
    
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It'd be nice to have a 180, but I don't think it's worth the price.
No, it's not. The only people that could really use the 180's 12x multi are maybe the phase change crowd. Across the board, all the Optys top out at just about the same Mhz, regardless of multi, and that's with some of the best OCers doing the tweaking.
    
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post #29 of 59
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hmmm im thinking either the 170 or 175, otherwise if everyones saying i can easily get the oc of the 165 to 2,4-2.6 that would be happy enough for me, but i dotn ever run a mem devider, so im skeptical, my thought is that, iif i have the x9 multi, that i will top my mem out before i get to 2.4 =/
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post #30 of 59
Go for the 170. The 165 will hurt your memory (unless you have some good ol' tccd RAM). My 165 is at 2.7 right now with 1.5V and does not seem to want to do much above that (It gets really hot too, even with a BT). I'm going to try switching the MB with the old DFI I have laying around since it allows me the same OC but with slightly less volts (more of a pain in the memory department, but I can deal with that). I'm begining to regret my purchase and wish I would have goten the 170 just for the x10 multiplier.
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