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We are gathered here today to remember Kyle's faithful CPU. This 3500+ set a standard in Kyle's house, and the other CPU's were shamed by it's amazing speeds. It's favorite brother was the Office PC's 3000+ Clawhammer DTR. With 1MB of cache, this old s754 was the closest relative to the 939, and served almost as much as it's Venice brother did. Our friend Clawhammer will miss venice... It never could go as fast as him. He regrets making fun of Venice for only having 512k of cache.

Sigh... The day came too fast... poor Venice was to be sold online. Big typhoon will never feel the same. When big typhoon was removed, poor Venice finally could breath... He was removed, photographed (the light was blinding), and returned to his socket. When BT was put on top of him, a silent snap occurred... poor Venice was broken... but only barely. Kyle didn't know... Thus this thread was made: http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...-sideways.html

Poor Venice had two broken chips... they only worked when kyle turned the PC sideways, allowing the chips to make contact. After a while, Kyle became less lazy, and examined the entire PC. He found poor Venice, dead. both chips separated from the poor CPU.

Nobody can replace Venice... We will always remember how powerful Venice proved to be... Able to OC to 2.6GHz... But Denmark will do her best. She will be arriving at Kyle's house on Monday. She is a Opteron 165, with 2x1MB of cache. She will set new standards for Kyle's house, but Venice will not be forgotten!

Kyle has open casket pictures below, for those who wish to mourn upon poor Venice... We shall miss thee.


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post #2 of 13
That sucks man.
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You could always just leave it sideways.... It'll still work then right?
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Time to buy a AM2 or C2D system!
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Socket 939 Opteron 165 Venus is already in the mail... I will use it until I am ready for a CPU upgrade. THEN I will rebuild. So much for my C2D build plans. :sigh:
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Pictures are waaaayy blurry, but we get the idea.

I know how you feel man. When I cracked my 3700+ core I was very sad that I never unlocked the full potential of a KACAE stepping. I always left my FSB at 250 with 1.55v because I thought it wasn't stable but when I got my Opty it turns out my board had a deadzone between 255-265FSB.

RIP Venice.
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A touching goodbye, god rest ye Venice
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Super glue....what that don't work? Duct tape, now that HAS to work.

Sorry for the loss man .
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Rest in peace, good soldier. You fought hard, and you did well. *salutes*
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R.I.P dear Venice
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