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right, getting a new cpu at x-mas....but which one?
an opty 165 or a 170?
iv heard that the 165 oc`s well, but what if my mobo`s fsb cant get high enough to deal with the 9x multi?
would the 170 be a better call?
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post #2 of 21
I say 170, so if you can't get as far as you want with a 165, that 170 will fulfill your needs.

Besides you've got value mem, you need the highest multi you can get.
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post #3 of 21
Yes.
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post #4 of 21
Wit your Geil Value you may struggle to get a high OC with the Opty 165 due to its 9x Multi. The 170 will help with its 10x Multi However may not push aswel as the Opty 165...I would say go with the 170 in this case however.
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anybody know of a 165 being paired with a A8N-E before?
(getting RAM in new year)
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post #6 of 21
Another vote for the 170. Probably can see 2.8 GHz on air with a good stepping. Your motherboard should not hold you down, but the RAM is indeed the issue.
    
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post #7 of 21
This thread may help you in the future or now lol :http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/12...ngle-core.html
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opti 170 is a good cpu, thats what i would go for, i had the worst stepping but i could still get 2.8 on my water rig
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post #9 of 21
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anybody know of a 165 being paired with a A8N-E before?
(getting RAM in new year)
i've got a 165 on a A8N-sli which is pretty well the same as the A8N-E except for the extra pci-x slot, and i seem to be running the fsb just fine at 306
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post #10 of 21
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my ram cant be that bad....yeah its on a devider but its still oc`d 24mhz.
i dont know if this will be the case when it comes to the opty though, will there be much difference? i mean, will the RAM still oc like that with a different cpu?
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