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post #1 of 22
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im thinkin bout gettin the opteron so i can overclock better, but im not sure which one to choose im either gettin teh 165, 170 or maybe 175, which do you guys think is best

and i plan on OC'ing hopefully 2.9-3.0ghz
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i have the 165, im happy with it, 2.8 GHz prime stable on stock air

it would be stable on 2.9 if it had some real cooling on it and it would goto 3 if i had some better ram
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post #3 of 22
165 or 170 i owuldnt spend any more then that though, either of those two are good just decide what multi you wanna use then go with either one
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i think ill go w/ teh 165 actually cuz im tight on money
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post #5 of 22
lol i made(almost) the same thread buddy..

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/13...2-opteron.html

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post #7 of 22
I think if you can swing the 170, go that route. The extra multiplier really would help out, both the 165 and 170's are known for overclocking very well.
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post #8 of 22
if you on a a budget, get the 165,
overclock great, and is the most "sucessful" overclocking opteron in my opinion
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post #9 of 22
Do you have the A8N-SLI premium or does your motherboard have voltage adjustments for the chipset? If you can't adjust the chipset voltage, then your motherboard will be a limiting factor because you won't be able to run as high of a FSB. If this is the case, maybe you should get a 170 or 175 because they have 10x and 11x multipliers, respectively. You also have the option of flashing the A8N-SLI premium's bios and giving yourself the option of adjusting the chipset voltage.

If you are shooting for 3GHz, that would require a 334MHz FSB with the Opteron 165. Just keep all this stuff in mind.

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post #10 of 22
Go with the 165. It is capable of hitting 3.0Ghz and is very good bang for the buck. I am also interested in maybe getting one of them for christmas..
    
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