Originally Posted by Sreenath
i would get the 4200+
i dont think low wattage versions of 44-4600 are on 939 but someone can correct me im sure
opty 165 is a good bet but more risk than 4200+, probably more OC ability though
There is a low wattage version of the 4400+. I had it a few months back. It didn't overclock very well (or at all for that matter). I think the difference is 110 W and 85W, but i could be wrong.
Originally Posted by panzer126
People always say the Opty 165, but you have to get the good stepping, and even then you have to hope it'll OC well. There's other complications like mobo, and ram...how far those will limit your oc.
I'd say a X2 4200-x2 4800 ae all very good choices. I personally went with the X2 4600.
Nope, you can hit 2.7 no problem with them pretty much no matter what. If you get a good stepping (which can be found lots of places) you can hit 3.0
Originally Posted by Grim
Ok. so thats 2 votes for the 4200.
Any other thoughts?
perhaps I should ask another (slightly harder question)
Which chip is MOST LIKELY to be a good ocer?
perhaps, which chips have a higher ratio of teh good steppings of their kind in circulation...
(I"m hard arent I?
I'd say go with the 165. If you're looking for a good OCer, you can't beat more than 1GHz above stock speeds. My experience with the X2 set.... pitiful. I had a 4400+ (as stated above) and i couldn't raise it above like 2.7 GHz (i was trying to hit 250 FSB). Switched to the 165 and now I can run at just under 3.1 (takes a lot of Vcore, but i can do it). On stock volts and even with a bad stepping, you should be able to hit 2.7 no problem. With a good stepping, and a bit of vCore, you can hit 3.0 on Air cooling. With a bad stepping and a lot of vcore, you should be able to hit 2.9 (but you'll need good cooling)
Hey!!!! If you check out the FS threads, you'll find this:
Amd Opterton 165 CCBBE 0617FPM OC to 3.0GHz (with retail box and fan)