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Thanks for the heads up, prosser!

A rule of thumb about RAM (I don't know if this is still true of DDR2/DDR3): The smaller the density of the RAM (i.e., the smaller the amount of it per DIMM), the higher the OCing potential it has. DDR500 seems to be the high end (on average) of 1GB DIMMs, though there are some ICs that can sustain higher speeds than DDR500. For example, the Infineon BE-5/6 and/or CE-5/6 that some Mushkin Redlines have (such as the kit running on my sig rig) can actually run up to ~DDR560 (mine do). For the most part, though, only DIMMs with much smaller densities than 1GB (256MB, some 512MB) can go a lot higher than DDR400.

I'm willing to wager that DDR600 prosser referenced is a set of legendary BH-5s. If so, that's an insanely low price for awesome benching RAM!
    
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Nice parts list, but there are better cpu coolers out there for the same money or a little more.
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ooooh.
I need a kit of 2x1gb though, so too bad
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ooooh.
I need a kit of 2x1gb though, so too bad
Try and find a kit of DDR500 G.Skill HZs...they are getting harder and harder to find and expect to pay $100 to $150 for a set but they are oh so nice
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I went up 1mhz on FSB and that's the last stable for this cpu. Fortunatelly I found someone willing to buy my CPU, so I think I'll go for an opty 165. What do you think for stepping CCB1E? Does anyone know any e-shop selling any 165 new? Thanks mates
By reputation, CCB1E is one of the very best steppings available. Statistical averages (for what they're worth) suggest that chips from this batch should hit around 2.8GHz, with a good probability of hitting the magical 3.0GHz mark. Not to be a wet blanket, but unless you've got a reliable contact, I'd say it's almost impossible to get a CCB1E these days (they are from 2006), especially a sealed-in-the-box one.

Whether or not there are any more e-tailers selling Opteron 165s/170s these days, I would say it's highly unlikely. As of a couple of weeks ago, TigerDirect had Opteron 175s in stock, but I haven't checked their stock for this week. I believe that they may still have the Opty 185 in stock, but you pay such a huge premium for one.

Good luck finding an Opteron dual-core!
    
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I picked up a NIB Opty180 for under $100 on eBay a few months ago ...newer stepping, but can do 3ghz stable with a little voltage bump.
It's nice having a higher divider (12x on the 180) if you're going to be overclocking!!
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great overclock! What voltages did you need? And what temps are you seeing?
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I picked up a NIB Opty180 for under $100 on eBay a few months ago ...newer stepping, but can do 3ghz stable with a little voltage bump.
It's nice having a higher divider (12x on the 180) if you're going to be overclocking!!
Smb, congrats on the overclock
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Try and find a kit of DDR500 G.Skill HZs...they are getting harder and harder to find and expect to pay $100 to $150 for a set but they are oh so nice
yeah,they are a bit pricey but a good deal for the older socket 939. It still adds a nice advantage to them.
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I wish I could just convert my motherboard to DDR2... SOO MUCH CHEAPER!
$30 for 2gb of ddr2-800, or $100+ for 2gb of ddr-500.
makes no sense... Is ddr2 cheaper to manufacture?

I need some help. If you check my sig link to "all my threads" or whatever its called now, I have a thread asking help about my computer's "hiccups". The problem is not the CPU (unless I get 2 bad CPUs in a row), its not the memory (at least I don't think so, I don't have any other ddr, and I just sold 2x512 of it and buyer didn't get hiccups [few]), so it must be the motherboard, right?
What else could it be? PSU, tested all rails, they're putting out just over whats specified (12v, 5v, 3.3v) so its healthy. Could it be the hard-drives? Or just a bad peripheral I have plugged in?
I'm about to buy a new 939 motherboard, but want to double check that I have to first
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