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which do u guys think is best for gaming. i wanna upgrade it for a fx55. the vibes are getting me. anythought?
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which do u guys think is best for gaming. i wanna upgrade it for a fx55. the vibes are getting me. anythought?
Except for name and the multiplier (x 10 for Opteron 170, x 11 for X2 4400+), and cost, they're practically the same.

Go for whichever makes the most sense financially.
    
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if you are overclocking the opty is better but if you are leaving at stock the 4400 will win as it has a high stock speed
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well I would oc any one a bit higher. I have so many questions related to ocing. I'm new to this and its fun to play around and do new stuff. will post more new topics later. now using a palm. will be very helpful if u guys gave me some pointers. like how to hand and stabilize the voltage and changing memory timings and volt
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current cpu oc at 2.89. using 222 fsb x 13. 1.45v when I try to go 2.9, it freezes after few minutes then I go below it. any idea to what I can try.
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well I would oc any one a bit higher. I have so many questions related to ocing. I'm new to this and its fun to play around and do new stuff. will post more new topics later. now using a palm. will be very helpful if u guys gave me some pointers. like how to hand and stabilize the voltage and changing memory timings and volt
The very best advice is do your homework first before giving things a serious go. The more informed you are when you start, the more enjoyable any experience is.

I recommend giving this a read. I didn't write it, but of all the AMD64 overclocking guides on the Internet that I've found, this is the one that's helped me the most. It's long, but it's very detailed and is easy enough to understand.

Feel free to look for other AMD64 OCing guides online. OCN has a very good one as well. Google is your friend, as they say.

After getting as much information as you can, try things out and experiment. If you run into issues and you can't troubleshoot your way out, that's when forums become really useful.

Hope this helps you out!
    
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Your system is pretty speced out for a single core s939 setup, you would see better results with a newer dual core, it will give your system longer shelf life. However, AM2 and DDR2 would mmake more sense as at least AM2 has a sub $300 3ghz chip the X2 6000. And AM2 boards are cheap and DDR2 isn't all that pricey if you go budget (at least some budget 2x1gb DDR2 kit). I love my rig, but I couldve waited a little more and AM2 as AMD is really starting to support more and (crossfingers) a quad core for the AM2 socket. other than ram CPU and board you could keep everything else and have left over parts you can use to build a second rig on the cheap.
    
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Your system is pretty speced out for a single core s939 setup, you would see better results with a newer dual core, it will give your system longer shelf life. However, AM2 and DDR2 would mmake more sense as at least AM2 has a sub $300 3ghz chip the X2 6000. And AM2 boards are cheap and DDR2 isn't all that pricey if you go budget (at least some budget 2x1gb DDR2 kit). I love my rig, but I couldve waited a little more and AM2 as AMD is really starting to support more and (crossfingers) a quad core for the AM2 socket. other than ram CPU and board you could keep everything else and have left over parts you can use to build a second rig on the cheap.
There will be - the first Phenom X4's will be socket AM2+ native, but will work in AM2 boards as well (you just wont be able to do the adjustments to each individual core, just the chip as a whole)
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There will be - the first Phenom X4's will be socket AM2+ native, but will work in AM2 boards as well (you just wont be able to do the adjustments to each individual core, just the chip as a whole)
AMD really has a good price range for performance in AM2. I mean the X2 6000 is a 3ghz for under $250, I would have waited a bit longer and gone with AM2 instead of upgrading my s939 systems; if I had known AMD was really sticking with AM2 I would have invested in some good DDR2. Alot of articles said that AM2 wasn't going to be supported long cause of a switch to DDR3 in early/mid 2007. Plus seeing how they kinda dumped s940 I wasn't to confident about their support for the newer socket. I also had alot of old DDR and parts so for me at the time s939 made more sense.
    
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