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Opteron 148 Venus OR 3700+?

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They both have 1mb L2 cache, both are at a stock 2.2 Ghz. I noticed the difference is that the Opty 148 Venus has 1000Mhz HT & the 3700+ has 2000Mhz HT. due to me having no idea what HT does, which one should i get? Some guy on the egg reviews claimed he got a 3.1 Ghz OC with the Opty... this is a tough one for me to choose, so im bringin it to you guys.

Thanks for the help
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spend the extra dough and get an opty 165....
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Go with the 3700 way better of a cpu.
Plus your get a way better overclock.
    
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The HT is actually the same, some specs list it different. They'll both OC like mad and it all depends on the chip/stepping you get~ luck of the draw. Expect atleast 2.7-2.8ghz with the 3700+, I haven't heard much about Opty's as of late. Just stick with the sandy make sure you get the BN version.

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spend the extra dough and get an opty 165....
That's allways a great option too, 1.8ghz stock~ but OC much better than most single cores.
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ok, rep+ to you all il be going with the BN sandy 3700+
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Go with the 3700 way better of a cpu.
Plus your get a way better overclock.

HHAHAHAHAHAH WHAT?.. i beg to differ. The Opty is the better chip hands down!

Optys are made from better silicon than the Sandys. They are server chips and made for the utmost stability. And will overclock BETTER than the sandy with less volts. Man you guys need to get your facts right.. GET THE OPTY
    
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HHAHAHAHAHAH WHAT?.. i beg to differ. The Opty is the better chip hands down!

Optys are made from better silicon than the Sandys. They are server chips and made for the utmost stability. And will overclock BETTER than the sandy with less volts. Man you guys need to get your facts right.. GET THE OPTY
I had a feeling the opty was better, and if they run on lower volts then that means lower temps.. and lower temps means higher OC.. and higher OC means
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I had a feeling the opty was better, and if they run on lower volts then that means lower temps.. and lower temps means higher OC.. and higher OC means
thats very well put. almost sounds like a story....
    
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Well Get what you Want But I like what I have heard of the 3700's
    
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the difference between the chips is negligible, get the cheaper of two.
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