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Opterons' IMC's are clocked slightly slower than comparable Athlons so they are slightly more stable
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post #22 of 36
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Opterons' IMC's are clocked slightly slower than comparable Athlons so they are slightly more stable
That and what sccr64472 said are the only true statments that have been made in this thread about the difference between S939 optys and their X2 counterparts.
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I felt that stepping up to a strong 939 dual core CPU would postpone a complete upgrade. I do a little video work with my rig, and my single core 3700 just wasn't cutting it.

I still think this is a good option as a short term stopgap measure to hold off a full upgrade.
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post #25 of 36
Price cut on Opty 165... AMD cut them down to $93. If you wait a bit, retailers might drop prices as well (if they don't run out of stock).
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you can also get an amd mobo for about half the c2d mobo.
s3 is 99
Good S3/DS3's but earlier vers can be cheaper
a 945 S3 is 80
And there is the Whole 945 Chipset with Core2
I dunno where you guys are finding these 40$ Mobos that pc chips hasnt made..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
Opterons' IMC's are clocked slightly slower than comparable Athlons so they are slightly more stable
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That and what sccr64472 said are the only true statments that have been made in this thread about the difference between S939 optys and their X2 counterparts.
Where have you been hearing this? All K8 chips' memory controllers are clocked at the CPU speed.
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Where have you been hearing this? All K8 chips' memory controllers are clocked at the CPU speed.
They're mistakingly saying clock speed instead of latency. They're referring to the timings.
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post #29 of 36
Surely we are reffering to the fact that a CCBWE Opty 165 is clocked at 1.8GHz where as a 3700+ CCBWE (Which I have owned) is clocked at 2.2GHz. Both Toledo cores (One core disabled in the 3700+ E6's case) so essentially both the same silcon wafer more or less. The slower clocked CPU runs cooler and more stable, making it ideal for a server environment. think this is what TheSubtleKnife is getting at, not the RAM timings, lol. RAM timings are a property of the RAM, not the CPU. Even tho the Memory controller is built into the K8, lower timings will only affect stability of the RAM, not the CPU. If you have RAM that will cope with the timings at the correct vDIMM and SPD timing values it will run fine.

Think that clears stuff up. Maybe I misunderstood. Please clarify if anything I said was dubious!
    
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^Opty 175 CCBWE = 2.2GHz
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