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I'm helping a friend build a custom rig and in our search for processors we have come up with two possibilities. Both are 2.6ghz dual core AM2's. One is an opteron and one is in the fx-2 series. Miracuously we found them for the exact same price, the only difference being the opteron has a 1000mhz fsb and the fx-2 has a 2000mhz fsb. I run on a dual core opty and am very pleased with it, and I've tried to convince him to get it, but he doesn't believe me and the above stated difference seems to be the linch pin in his decision. Could somebody please tell me the real difference between a 1000 and a 2000 fsb so I can convince him with real information from the dependable minds at overclock.net!
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What Opty model? if its a 2 series model then thats for the old Socket and its pretty fast, but not meant for gaming.
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Here it is
[URL=http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code= 120949"]
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Quote:
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Here it is
[URL=http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code= 120949"]
Link doesn't work.
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Sorry its an "AMD Opteron 1218 Dual-Core 2.6GHz 1MB (per core) 64/32-Bit (Socket AM2) (OEM)"
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i don't believe the am2 opties are very overclock/gaming friendly. i'd shoot for the FX series if your friend doesn't care about money. or else i'd get a slower proc and overclock it and get a better video card.
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Is there anyone in the forum's who has either one of the cpus.

Nice opty by the way
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What I would really like to know is the difference between the fsbs in terms of real life performance.
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Quote:
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What I would really like to know is the difference between the fsbs in terms of real life performance.
there's no difference for real world applications. opty and x2 are the same way on s939 and my opty can still kick the crap out of most fx series procs....
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Whats the nonreal world significance
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