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Opty OC 939 or AM2?

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I have been thinking of getting an opteron 165 for quite some time know, but now i am thinking of upgrading to AM2, so my question is:

Is the Opteron 1210 comparable in terms of overclocking ability to the 165?

I am not asking for suggestions, only information that is related to my question. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
given that AMD will roll out new stuff next year (possibly DDR3 based), I'd probably stick with the 165 if you don't plan any other major upgrades for about a year.

Performance wise, I think the 165 will be a hair better than the 1210. The 165 is a cheap and good upgrade ($156 or so). I'd get it and then wait and see what direction AMD *really* is going. It's a bit murky in my opinion (given AM2, but also Socket F for 4x4... K8L will likely work in AM2, and AM3 CPUs maybe also, but they of course will work better with DDR3)
    
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post #3 of 7
i'd get 165 since its cheaper and known to go to 3 ghz with ccbbe. new stuff like the 1210 may not reach that high. the only difference to me between the 2 sockets is the ddr vs ddr2. so if you wanna spend more on parts, go for the am2.
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post #4 of 7
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Can the 1210 overclock as well as the 165?

And sorry, but i thought i made myself clear: Please no recommendations as to what i should get!
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post #5 of 7
Honestly, I don't know!

The 165 is proven to be an exceptional overclocker, and I doubt the 1210 would be the equal of this legendary CPU.
    
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I think the 165 will roll out better performance. and I know you don't want suggestions but in the long run, with the new stuff coming out soon, its the best bang for your buck!
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I don't think there has been any OCs done on the 1000 series Opty's so I doubt anyone here will be able to tell you for sure if the 1000 series Opty's are better OCers than the tried and true 165.
    
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