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There basically the same, 3700 has a better track record so far, but thats because its been around longer. 3700 is a little cheaper with free shipping.
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I dont really know much about the opty's.
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Originally Posted by jrabb1920
There basically the same, 3700 has a better track record so far, but thats because its been around longer. 3700 is a little cheaper with free shipping.
Agreed the 64 3700+ is a known quantity where as the Opteron is not a proven performer in the overclocking states ( i'm sure to be flamed for that).

I should clarify that whilst some have had success others have not with the Opteron.

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I would take the risk with an Opteron. It overclocks just as well as the 3700+ and there are better steppings available in the Opteron side as well.
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OC Newbie ... do I recall correctly that you have a screaming fast CABGE of the newest steppin too
    
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OC Newbie ... do I recall correctly that you have a screaming fast CABGE of the newest steppin too
Well the Prommy helped my 3700+ out a bit. Yes it clocked pretty well up to 3.22 GHz (2.8 GHz on air) but my new Opteron beats it easily on phase. Haven't tried it on air yet, I usually work backwards.
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Well, the 3700+ has free shipping, lol.
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