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post #1 of 9
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Ok so I'm either getting this Opteron 144 http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/produ...=13531&cid=385
or this Opteron 146 http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/produ...=13532&cid=385 I could go either way because the price is so similar. I'll be putting that in the ASrock Dual Mobo http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/produ...=11958&cid=437
So which one should I get? Price doesn't matter too much lol, but unfortunately I'm still going to have my pc2700 ram (I'll have to run a divider) and Gasp* a 350watt generic psu with only 14amps on the 12v rail hopefully these beasts aren't to power hungry... I might get a new PSU for christmas but I wouldn't count on it so I'll have to buy a new one, later I'm gonna get some new 2x512mb ram..... and I might get a cheap water cooling setup from www.pcwatercoolingshop.com later in the year (around march-ish) So at the time being how well will these overclock with my psu and ram, And I don't really care what stepping because supposedly all of the stepping will reach 2.7-2.8ghz and I'm fine with that (get the performance of a sd 3700 for like 120$ cheaper... I've emailed the guy but they don't have any in store, they'd order it so They can't tell me what stepping they are..
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post #2 of 9
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bump anyone? I'm making CHristmas And I sorta need to know, should I put Opteron 146 or 144? Also the Asrock Dual V-core only goes up to 1.55 volts I think... But there is a mod out there that lets you knock it up higher than that.. so
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
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250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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post #3 of 9
If you have good ram go for the 144. If you don't go for the higher multiplier with the 146.
Not bad at all...
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MC G2 64GB + F3 1TB + WD Blue 500GB Samsung 16x DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 Vison 22" 
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post #4 of 9
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well my ram sucks so that does make sense lol and If I get better ram later I'll just drop the multi lol thanks a bunch
EDIT: but how high do you think it will go with my current stuff? like 2300mhz? 2400?
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
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250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by dex100
bump anyone? I'm making CHristmas And I sorta need to know, should I put Opteron 146 or 144? Also the Asrock Dual V-core only goes up to 1.55 volts I think... But there is a mod out there that lets you knock it up higher than that.. so
I'm not familiar with how high your mobo can go FSB wise. I'd do some research into that and then make a decision on the CPU. The 146 has a 10x multiplier (so FSB of 280 needed to reach 2.8Ghz) and the 144 has a 9 multi (so ~312FSB to reach 2.8Ghz). Hope this helps

EDIT: Btw, Ram won't affect your CPU speed as you can just use a divider.
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post #6 of 9
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I'm sure it will do atleast 300FSB might even go to 400FSB does anybody know if these chips are power hungry?
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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post #7 of 9
I've heard they need less to go farther..
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
MC G2 64GB + F3 1TB + WD Blue 500GB Samsung 16x DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 Vison 22" 
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Logitech Media Antec Neopower 550 Antec Three Hundred G500 
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Not bad at all...
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Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz 8x400 1.264V DFI LP DK P35-T2RS ECS N8800GT-512MX+ G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
MC G2 64GB + F3 1TB + WD Blue 500GB Samsung 16x DVDRW Windows 7 Professional x64 Vison 22" 
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post #8 of 9
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excellent ! my little crap psu might make a decent overclock yet!
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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Opteron 144 Asrock Dual Sata 2 S939 XFX 7600GT XXX 2x512mb ddr400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250gig Seagate sata2 XP MCE/Ubuntu/MacOSX 32" Acer LCD Belkin 
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post #9 of 9
I would suggest getting the 146 .. more likely to OC further for less than the 144...
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