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Getting tired of my 3700 sandy that's maxed out at 2.86 so I think it's time to go dual core. I'm leaning towards an Opty 185 for $240 from the egg but wanted to get some input from here to see if I should go with something else. I want to stay with skt 939 for now so I don't have to change anything else. Also I'm still a noob at oc'ing so I need to stay with something that isn't going to be too hard to get a decent clock out of. Specs of what I have currently are below.
    
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Have you looked at the opteron 165, great overclocker and $100. Don't know if you are much of a budget but it's worth considering.
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I was considering the 165 but from what I've been reading they're better if you can use a lower multi and higher FSB. Right now with the 3700 on my MB I can't go lower than 11x on the multi and it doesn't like anything over 260 FSB.
    
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Just ordered a 170 from new egg for $115. Worst case scenario I don't like it and I'll just sell it and end up building a whole new system.
    
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Just ordered a 170 from new egg for $115. Worst case scenario I don't like it and I'll just sell it and end up building a whole new system.
congratulations man!
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northwood celeron featuring the 128kb cach
    
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Just got it. LCB9E 0704XPMW Hopefully gonna pop it in tonight. I don't plan on oc'ing it until I get my other case finished which will probably be another 3-4 weeks but I'll post up results when I do.
    
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Just got it. LCB9E 0704XPMW Hopefully gonna pop it in tonight. I don't plan on oc'ing it until I get my other case finished which will probably be another 3-4 weeks but I'll post up results when I do.
I had that stepping before. It clocks decent, boots 2.81 GHz @ 1.35v, but needs 1.375v for stability of Orthos.

The only problem I had with that stepping is that it gives off excessive heat (which resulted in me RMAing it). It was probably caused by bad IHS mount by the factory, so stripping the Optie should have fixed it.
 
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I had that stepping before. It clocks decent, boots 2.81 GHz @ 1.35v, but needs 1.375v for stability of Orthos.

The only problem I had with that stepping is that it gives off excessive heat (which resulted in me RMAing it). It was probably caused by bad IHS mount by the factory, so stripping the Optie should have fixed it.
Same situation here, same stepping. Core 1 hit 75C at stock volts with an Ultra-120. Popped the IHS off, now stable at 3Ghz@1.35v, both cores at 45C load. Running 24/7 2664@1.225, about 36C load.
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post #10 of 10
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Well I just got it in about 10 mins ago and running stock with the vcore on auto in the bios it's at 1.39v (according to CPU-Z) and the temp is sitting at 38c and dropping.
    
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