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yeah, im getting an opty 165 for Christmas.. so hopfully its good. but yeah, you probably have to update ur BIOS inorder for it to support an Opty.

If you put a CPU that isnt supported by the version of BIOS that is in the mobo, you'll BSOD randomly, what happened to my bros PC.

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I'm running a modded BIOS now, and I usually get the newest one when they come out, but thanks for the heads up, I just thought they wouldn't boot. That little bit probably would have saved me hours of pulling my hair out and trying to figure out what the heck was wrong.
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As long as you've got the latest one, you should be fine

An Opty 164 would be a great idea, especially if you get a decent stepping - I would advise checking out eBay and For Sale threads, even if you have to pay a premium for a better stepping the extra overclock will be worth it
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What's the best stepping for the 165?

The FX-60 hits about 2.8, 3.0 tops from what I read, so I doubt that's the highest hitting AMD S939 cpu. If the 165 is the highest hitting, then that's great, and I'll buy it, but since this line is about to die, I don't want second best for this, I want the top.
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