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Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
yes it can. And the reason I have an X2 at the moment is because when I bought it, I wasn't on OCN! I actually have an Opty 165 coming to my doorstep very soon. And also, the diff between FX and an Opty 180-185 is negligable. They are pretty much the same thing I think.
FX have completely unlocked multiplers as well. However, the extra price for these "advantage" is not worth it, IMO. You can do the same with some math and a good FSB.
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get the Opty...I know I will very soon...wish they made a s754 so I could retire this old 2800...sigh
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so even though an opt 165 is 1.8GHZ, it can easialy be pusshed to the 2.4 or 2.6 range?
2.6Ghz can be pushed even with a bad stepping.

Also you have a much bigger chance of getting a bad stepping with an X2, so it's a wiser choice to go with an Opteron. I got a good stepping and I pushed mine to 3Ghz on only 1.45V. Your motherboard can definitely push a good amount of FSB, I have a friend who has that same board and he can push over 300FSB easily.
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post #14 of 21
I think I'll be getting a opty 165
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I got a opty 165 and i got it up to 2.9ghz on a crapy board...ECS...actually..but it had NF4 chipset...I'm starting to miss my old board...
 
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post #16 of 21
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get the Opty...I know I will very soon...wish they made a s754 so I could retire this old 2800...sigh

Wait are u still USing the old 2800 athlon at 2.84ghz
    
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opty it is then...thanks
    
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Wait are u still USing the old 2800 athlon at 2.84ghz
2.529GHZ/360FSB/DRAM 253MHZ
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post #19 of 21
Opteron 165. A good stepping can give you 3.0GHz. Often a better clocker than the 170/175!!
    
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I've had a little experience with both x2 and opty cpus now since I just got my new opty and overclocked it to 2.85.

I notice one thing. x2's are stronger but don't overclock as well. This is my evidence. I benchmarked a 2x 4400+ @ 2.5ghz and it does a 1996 for a cpu score on 3d mark 06.

Then when I bench my new opteron 165 @ 2.85 I get 2118 cpu score. Thats only just over 100 points for .35ghz more. Seems like alot of speed for so little points.

Since my 4400+ started at 2.2ghz with a cpu score of 1657 its about .1ghz per 100 cpu 3d marks.

So the power of the opteron 165 is very cheap since I only spent $130 for a oem but as far as its speed vs. benchmarking I'm not that impressed.
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