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Yea the DFI boards are SICK, I can post up to 370 and boot into windows somewhere like 350 (more than Ill ever need for now) with out going over 1.6v

But Im keeping stock volts (or slightly below) to try and get to 2.75 then up voltage when I get there accordingly. The one thing I haven't found a clear answer on is upping the chipset voltage, I've got it at 1.69 and no real temp increase (still idle 43-44, and reach up to 46C sometimes)
    
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well my dfi board wants to crap all over me...idk why...
 
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Thanks for the info, are these things gonna run dry soon? I got a sick price on a OEM Opty 175 denmark right now on newegg, and almost have the cash to buy it right now, but I dont really need a proformance boost at the momoent and again would like to wait til prices hit rock bottom since they have slowly but steadily been falling or over a month now...
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Get an Opty 165 dude! Those things OC like mad and newegg has the good steppings supposedly.

EDIT: Oh and to answer your question, Socket 939 is offically End of Life(EOL) by AMD and has stopped being in production. So whatever is left at the moment is all you're really gonna get. And yea, Opterons are higher quality and get better OCs since they are cut from the center of the wafer. The X2s are pretty much Opteron rejects.
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I have been reading lots of reviews that claim the duel core opterons are made with higher quality silicon than the athlon x2 series and often get much better OCs. Any validity? (please provide a link if possible)

Also, there is a rumor that they are no longer in production, and will soon be gone, but they seem to be dropping in price which is odd to me. A link to some verifiable info would be nice cuz i tend to wait till products hit rock bottom before I buy...thanks!
No it solely depends on the CLOCKER...and the materials used...
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if you have your OC skillz then the opty is better. look around the site and you'll see tons of the teriffic opty's at at least 2.8 GHz if not 3.0 GHz.

btw you want proof......look below
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