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ok well here in about a month or so I plan on getting a Opty CPu b/c well i just found out how great they are. I am curretly torn between the 165 and 170 for a couple reasons.

1. My Mb has very low limited OC abilty and can only get 240 HTT due to heat which gives my 3200+ E6 a 2.4ghz with my ram tops out at 240 at 2.5-3-3-6....memtest errors like crazy if any higher.

2. I want my system to beable to overclock at high as it is now with the current MB so i can get max performace possable

3. I plan on getting a DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR Socket 939 later so i can use CF with 2 1650Xts without breaking the bank for high res gaming. And the higher OC ability to tweak even more.

So I really just dont know yet....i just need the input from you ppl that know whats going on. I'm so far leaning towards the 165 just cause its cheaper and i hear it OC REALLY good with little or no Volt increase. oh and will be getting a new 600w PSU soon also
 
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post #2 of 11
how can you have heat issues @ 240 HTT? in order to get really high overclocks w/ each you're going to have to hit at least 280-300 HTT. opty 170 = 10x multi and 165 = 9x multi....
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well i dont have the opty yet...I'm talking bout my current cpu...plus my MB HTT tops at 270mhz and my temps are 41c at idle and hits 59-60C at full load... right now. I just dont want to have to use ram dividers.
 
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post #4 of 11
The 165 is a great overclocker and alot of steppings offer a chance of 3 GHZ. However as to overclocking and your RAM a higher Multi may help such as found on the 170....I would vote for 170 Persnoally however check my thread :

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/12...ngle-core.html
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well i dont have the opty yet...I'm talking bout my current cpu...plus my MB HTT tops at 270mhz and my temps are 41c at idle and hits 59-60C at full load... right now. I just dont want to have to use ram dividers.
with any opty if you want to clock it high you'll have to use ram dividers. they don't hurt anything though...

plus you need to think of lowering your temps. 55c on an opty....
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well i forgot to add that once i get new mb like the one you have Enterprise that I'm going to get PC4000 Ram so that i wont have to worry much about ram diveders. but you have to take in consideration that i'm looking to upgrading my mb so i can get the more out of my CPu and memory. And a better PSU than the stock one that came with my Raidmax case.
 
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with any opty if you want to clock it high you'll have to use ram dividers. they don't hurt anything though...

plus you need to think of lowering your temps. 55c on an opty....

Yea i know ram dividers dont hurt anything but on my current motherboard it limits how high i can go with my ram since my HTT tops out at 270 and it wont boot unless i increase the voltage to the cpu from 1.4v to 1.5v and then temps get really ugly and i get lock ups. I just want the highest from both but not at the price of running my ram at 220 or lower


And i know the temp is a problem. I just havent had the time to properly figure out why i have such a problem...plus i have a pretty cheap case anyways lol
 
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post #8 of 11
if you're going to upgrade and you have the cash, you might as well upgrade to a c2d.

if you want to stay in budget, buy an opty w/ either a DFI or a MSI motherboard. just remember you're going to have to use dividers. its no big deal. all you do is go select 133 and poof, you're done. doesn't hurt performance.
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post #9 of 11
Oh Ok Well with that new Info I would reccomend more towards the 165 matey..You also have a much better chance of taking that to 3ghz than a 170.
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well once i get done with wat i want to do right now with my 939 socket...its going to be a while till i get another pc since so much new stuff is coming out...so a C2D is not something I'm looking at right now since I'm trying to not spend more then $500 altogether on a new CPU, PSU, and some PC4000 ram which i know will kick me over 500 but I'm willing to go with it.

But heres something a litte off subject tho you think this case would go well with the DFI due to were the fans are on the CPu and were the GPu will be compared to the side case fans?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166005
 
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