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Four sticks of ram too! That's a pretty good overclock.
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Personally I have OC both the 3800 and the FX-60 my 3800 would run at 2.5 stable. My FX-60 runs at 3.2 stable. I have never figured out why people say the FX-60 will not out OC the 3800+ it will, and it does not limit out at 3. And you can say I have an exceptional chip. No I don't I own 2 of them one will run at 3.175 stable the other at 3.198 stable. I do believe it is worth it to go with the FX-60. It damn sure chews up and stomps all over the performance I was getting out of my 3800+

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You slightly misunderstood.

The key point I was trying to make was that for Socket 939 chips, circa 3.0GHz was the maximum potential speed they can make. Some go over, most go under; with more extreme (and frankly impractical) cooling solutions, some S939s have gone some ways beyond 3.2GHz. (I have a foggy recollection of at least one claim of a S939 chip going 3.4GHz+.) The law of averages suggest that most will not touch 2.9GHz, much less scale past it.

Perhaps the reasons why some people say that the X2 3800+ outruns FX-60s include 1) the FX-60 is much closer to whatever maximum speed the architecture will allow than the X2 3800+ (2.6GHz vs. 2.0GHz), meaning the X2 3800+ has further to go to get to the top, and 2) there is a much smaller sampling of FX-60s because there are just too few of them around (because they're far more expensive and exclusive).

I never once hinted the FX-60 was in any inferior, except perhaps in terms of value (because they're just so expensive in comparison to other S939 CPUs). It's great that you've been able to get past the magical 3K MHz limit!
    
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I have taken this chip to 3.35 but have not been able to get it stable above 3.2 but some day I hope to achieve a 3.3 stable. The A8N32 SLI Deluxe board is a very good OC board and still have a long way to go before I figure everything out on it. This same FX-60 would not go above 3.05 on a A8N SLI Deluxe board. I do believe that most people would benefit from the A8N32 board and achieve better OC. I do believe the 939 chips have more potential you just need the right tools to get the most out of them.
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