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I'm ready to make the jump from my 3500+ to an Opty 165

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What should i know before purchasing?
What should i know before installing/swapping?
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post #2 of 13
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that is a good decision, right? or should i be looking for another cpu that's a good upgrade, doesn't break the bank, and overclocks well.

oh yeah 939
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post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by spark plugs. View Post
What should i know before purchasing?
What should i know before installing/swapping?
The highest multiplier you can use is 9x
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post #4 of 13
Here is a good place to check steppings. I just got my Opty this last weekend and I love it. A good place to check is ebay becasue you can get the stepping info. If you buy from a retailer it's a shot in the dark as to what stepping you will receive. Also, you want to have really good RAM as I have found out if you want to OC.
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post #5 of 13
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how's this stepping?
Stepping code: CCBBE 0615EPMW
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post #6 of 13
That should be a fantastic stepping. Anything CCBBE is the best you're gonna find.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by indignation View Post
That should be a fantastic stepping. Anything CCBBE is the best you're gonna find.
cool, thanks.
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post #8 of 13
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is it a good decision to make this move? will i see gains? what's the o/c i should expect on air?
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AMD Opteron 165 DFI Ultra-D eVGA 7900 GTO 2048 mb g.skill zx 
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1 250GB SATA WD HDD Windows XP Samsung 1912 Logitech G15 
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post #9 of 13
Yes nice move,and opty's are made better.You can expect higher OC.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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post #10 of 13
For CCBBE, people have been getting 2.8 to 3.0GHz or more

You will see gains in multitasking or multithreaded applications since you're moving from a single core to a dual core.
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Lian Li PC-65B 
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