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I killed my sig CPU.

So I need some recommendations. I am currently planning on upgrading to an x2 3800+ Toledo or an Opteron 165. But if I do this, I plan on buying a new mobo ASAP also.

Don't say AM2 because I just don't have the income for a new CPU, mobo, and RAM...

Meh. I dunno. I might just live without my computer until the end of summer school which ends in 3 weeks... :/
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post #2 of 14
For the mobo I'd recommend the DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR Expert, but keep in mind that it's VERY picky with memory, and luckily since you're a happy G.Skill owner you will not run into that issue.

Secondly I'd recommend a ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe, it preforms just as well but has less bios options for overclocking.

Either way both mobos are both awesome for ocing your cpu.


I personally wouldn't go with a 3800+ their not known to overclock that well. You have better chances of scoreing a good CPU stepping off either a Opteron 165 or 170.
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Originally Posted by standard235 View Post
I killed my sig CPU.

So I need some recommendations. I am currently planning on upgrading to an x2 3800+ Toledo or an Opteron 165. But if I do this, I plan on buying a new mobo ASAP also.

Don't say AM2 because I just don't have the income for a new CPU, mobo, and RAM...

Meh. I dunno. I might just live without my computer until the end of summer school which ends in 3 weeks... :/
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post #4 of 14
Get either one...your skills will determine how it will perform...
The server chip is made better...my 2 cents but It doesn't matter to me that much.
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how did u kill ur venice?
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Quote:
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Get either one...your skills will determine how it will perform...
The server chip is made better...my 2 cents but It doesn't matter to me that much.

It clocks like crazy
 
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800-900MHZ is ascertainable with any chip...user ineptness is the reason they are labeled.
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post #8 of 14
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Ok... so I sat and thought about it...

I will be getting a real job soon so I'm beginning to consider AM2.

Sadly, at the same time my mind is going Conroe!!!


AMD boys! HELP! Haha but I just don't know. am going to continue trying to fix my rig anyways. If I go AM2, I will be without a computer for a few weeks. If I stay 939, then I can't get an x2 3600+ but I will only be down until the 3800+ got here. I can't negotiate that extra $20 at the moment.

*thinks* Well, I have to go mow my dad's friend's yard for $20 so who knows. I'll be back and let you know how it all plays out...

EDIT: How? Lapping proc. Bent pins. Bent them back just fine but now it doesn't work? I need to wash it off and let it dry I guess. Who knows...
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post #9 of 14
I HAN THE A8N SLI DELUXE MOBO when choosing this board use kingston ram 4 the best results and get a opty 180 denmark 150 on new egg. thats my next upgrade
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If you're looking for a single core CPU, check my for sale thread.
    
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