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    Opteron 180
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    Opteron 165 + DFI Lanparty SLI-DR Expert
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post #11 of 32
Can you get your RAM to run at 215 MHz? Maybe slack the timings or increase the voltage a bit?

If so, you could run an Opty 165 at 323 x 9 = 2907 and use the 2/3 (ddr266) memory divider.
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Can you get your RAM to run at 215 MHz? Maybe slack the timings or increase the voltage a bit?

If so, you could run an Opty 165 at 323 x 9 = 2907 and use the 2/3 (ddr266) memory divider.
My memory doesn't seem to boot at anything lower than DDR333......but I've never tried to get my mem voltage to higher than 2.75V because I don't wanna take the slightest chance in damaging it. I have my 3500+ at 1.53V and 1.55V wouldn't make any difference.
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Any fat chance of me getting over 2.8Ghz with the 165 CCBBE + DFI? I'm ordering in like half an hour. *drowns keyboard in sweats*
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NuclearCrap...why not 170??? I just place the order for it...on AMDgeeks.com...ppl is using either 165 or 170...both of these shows good OC results...of course...165 have more oc'bility then 170...
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NuclearCrap...why not 170??? I just place the order for it...on AMDgeeks.com...ppl is using either 165 or 170...both of these shows good OC results...of course...165 have more oc'bility then 170...
Because Newegg currently has lots of CCBBE steppings in stock.
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if ur worried about ur ram.. throw a fan in the case for a test and point it at the ram... test if 2.8 does any difference in stability.. 70% of ram isnt going to get much difference betweeb 2.75 and 2.8

in reality there is hardly any difference between 2.70 and 2.75

in fact some ram has been tested that with a higher voltage they wont clock as well for some reason.. probably harmonics

but its worth a shot just to see if it does any difference
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If you're getting a DFI, those will most likely have more ram dividers to choose from than your current board. I think the reason you couldn't boot with a DDR 266 divider was your motherboard, not the memory. I don't think the memory would know the difference as long as it's running within the range of speed it's capable of.
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Originally Posted by Ace_001 View Post
if ur worried about ur ram.. throw a fan in the case for a test and point it at the ram... test if 2.8 does any difference in stability.. 70% of ram isnt going to get much difference betweeb 2.75 and 2.8

in reality there is hardly any difference between 2.70 and 2.75

in fact some ram has been tested that with a higher voltage they wont clock as well for some reason.. probably harmonics

but its worth a shot just to see if it does any difference
Unfortunately I don't have any time to do these tests, so based on my past overclock (250x11=2750Mhz on DDR333 with 3500+ and A8N-SLI Deluxe), is it reasonable enough to score over 2.8Ghz with an Opteron 165 (9x max multi) on a DFI board?

And when you guys vote, please provide reasons, otherwise I'll just count the votes manually and ignore whoever didn't give a reason.

Sorry for the rush, but I need to make a decision like right now, at this moment.
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If you're getting a DFI, those will most likely have more ram dividers to choose from than your current board. I think the reason you couldn't boot with a DDR 266 divider was your motherboard, not the memory. I don't think the memory would know the difference as long as it's running within the range of speed it's capable of.
Alright, I get it.

Anyone who thinks I should get a DFI + 165 just yell "DFI+165 FTW!!!!1111" and I'll know what to do.
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is it reasonable enough to score over 2.8Ghz with an Opteron 165 (9x max multi) on a DFI board?
Yes. DFI boards give you options for chipset voltage. I think you can get up to 1.7v or more to the chipset. Easy to get high FSB stable. And I think you're pretty much guaranteed 2.8GHz minimum with a 165 from newegg.

Opty 165 + DFI FTW!@!!!1
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