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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by pang786 View Post
man you already have a kickass rig,why sell it to get another system,especially AMD!?!
What are trying to say about AMD?
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post #12 of 24
I feel some flame war coming
Anyways... AMD sometime *when not even AMD knows* Will have Barcelona coming out which is True Quad Core not just two dual cores slapped together. Thats something to look forward to if you go AMD.
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post #13 of 24
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1.) What chipset would I want for the best overclocking? Currently for Intel I'm hearing P35 and X38 whenever it comes out
X23800 is probably the most overclockable AMD right now with many people taking it to 3Ghz (default is 2Ghz), but like any CPU results will vary. It is the luck of the draw. Some of the x26000 (including mine) are hitting 3.4 to 3.6Ghz.

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2.) Who's a good manufacturerer of AMD boards?
DFI (my choice), Asus, Biostar.

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3.) Dumb question but is AM2 the best right now?
For AMD yes.


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4.) What AMD Process should I get? I noticed on newegg that the FX-62 Windsor costs the same as the Opteron 1220 Santa Ana
FX chips are way overpriced. Get an X2 or a dual core Opteron (Opterons are the server version and tend to be more stable). You might also want to look at the new Brisbanes, same bang as the Windsor but in a 65nm, 89w package.

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5.) If I'm not mistaken aren't the Opterons the higher-end server grade CPUs?
Yes

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6.) What kind of RAM should I get? Through my months of research I found that the RAM with D9 Microns on them (G.Skill HZ's for one example) are the best for overclocking...does this rule apply to AMD overclocking as well
G.Skill is all I use. The HZ's are D9's and will hit 1000+.

All of that said...you have a great rig in your sig. What specific problems are you having? I am sure some of the Intel gurus can help you work through them. I use AMD for several reasons, not the least of which is I'm old and stubborn, but Intel has a great product out and if I had one already i would be hard pressed to justify the move unless I was having unsolvable problems. If you are having a memory issue just buy some HZ's and try them.
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post #14 of 24
looking at your sig, I would change out the motherboard and stick with what you have until AM3 is out.

A quote from BeHardware News
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A motherboard with an AM2 socket will be compatible with AM2 and AM2+ CPU and vice versa. Also, according to the same manufacturer, future AM3 processors using 45nm fabrication process and compatible with DDR2 and DDR3 will be compatible with current motherboards. AM2 and AM2+ processors will not, however, be compatible with AM3 motherboards as the latter is restricted to DDR3. Of course, with AM2 sockets, future AM2+ quad core processors will not express their full potential: they will not work with HyperTransport 3.0 but with 1.0, and the distinct voltage between the cores and the memory controller will not be possible.
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post #15 of 24
ok guys. . lets not start a flame war now!.i would say if you go AMD,make sure you will be able to run their new line of procs so that you can upgrade when it comes!
    
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post #16 of 24
Why try a new motherboard first your rig should run nice could be the board i hate msi boards i fryed probly 10 of them with overclocks. Where i have only killed 1 asus board and it was my fault.
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post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
Cool thanks for the advice guys - I may just try some new mem and maybe mobo
    
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post #18 of 24
I'll trade you my AMD setup for your C2D setup

Basically...If you want any high end AMD hardware you can just look at my rig...except for my cpu

The best mobo manufacturer would be either DFI or Asus
Best chipset would be NF570 and NF590
Best CPU would be a Brisbane except if you go directly to a 6000 x2

BTW...I really would trade you
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post #19 of 24
i dont think its the cpu i think u board sux get a asus mobo and i can almost garantee u will do better may i sugest the p5n sli deluxe corsairs sux
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post #20 of 24
@Lanver33
Would you sell me your 6000+? my only goes up to 3.3! What cooling are you using to get 3.46GHz out of that thing?

I would say if you go AMD than get a 6000+! For the money its a beast!
I use the same mobo as manny here! DFI LanParty NF590, BUT Im using other memory! I use these GEIL 1066 CL4-4-4-12 cause they run 425MHz with CL3-3-3-5 and they are made for 1200 @ 4-5-5-10
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