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Ok, I have a spare A8n32 sli Deluxe mobo, and I want to buy another X2 cpu. I have had a lot of heat problems with my 4800 X2 in my current system, so what should I buy? I would like to stay within about $300.00. I would also like to clock it to about 3.0 gigs. Am I dreaming, or can it be done?
    
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how bout this.

Instead of getting a new CPU because of "heat problems"....

Deal with the heat problems!

You have a stock amd heatsink...no wonder it's hot. Get a Tuniq. or an infinity and it'll run fine.
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good CPU for overclocking...that would be the Opteron 165...that is if your board is 939, i'm not familiar with it.
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Agreed.. tackle the heat issues.. It's not the CPU causing it Any dual core AMD will hit similar temps at similar clock speeds...
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Agreed.. tackle the heat issues.. It's not the CPU causing it Any dual core AMD will hit similar temps at similar clock speeds...
Agreed with Chozart.
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I see you have stock cooling....

Get something like this:

Scythe Infinity 10-Heat Pipe CPU Cooler - AM2 Ready (SCINF-1000) $57.99

or

Noctua NH-U12F CPU Heat Sink (Socket 754, 775, 939, 940, AM2) $64.95



Or a Tuniq Tower if you can find it in stock
    
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how bout this.

Instead of getting a new CPU because of "heat problems"....

Deal with the heat problems!

You have a stock amd heatsink...no wonder it's hot. Get a Tuniq. or an infinity and it'll run fine.
Nope, I installed a Zalman 9500, no stock heat sink.
I would agree with you, but I have resolved the heat issue in the other system. I put in a Zalman 9500, lapped the CPU, and put in another fan. It's clocked to 2.7 and stable. I want another system, and all I need is another CPU. So I ask you, what would be the best choice for a 939 board to clock to 3.0 gigs? Is 3.0 realistic?
    
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Ok

Good stepping Opteron 165 would be the best. They have hit 3.0GHz. The funny thing is that it is harder to do so with the higher clocked Optys (170, 175...etc)
    
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Ok

Good stepping Opteron 165 would be the best. They have hit 3.0GHz. The funny thing is that it is harder to do so with the higher clocked Optys (170, 175...etc)
In your opinion, would a 165 be a better choice than getting another 4800? I'm willing to go $300.00, if need be.
    
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post #10 of 19
Well, I *know* that good steppings Opty 165 can reach 3.0GHz.... not sure what those steppings are, but there are plenty folks who can help you with that.

Personally, I'd get a different CPU, just to play around with
    
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