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Well I spent the better part of today researching various forums and I'm 99% sold on the Opteron 146. 10x multi is all I'll need with this RAM so I'm negotiating with a seller on getting a barely used one that already hit 3.0GHz stable. It's the CABYE stepping, I just gotta get the week it came out too. I'll see what kind of price I can get it for. Hopefully I'll have him paypal'd by tonight if all negotiations go well. Then I can turn around and sell the brand new SD3700+ that Monarch is gonna be sending me.
    
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Ok it's a CABYE 0536 GPMW. According to this post it's not even on there. Anyone have an opinion? Please let me know ASAP. Thanks.
    
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hey congrats on the find! its a good stepping, with the "slower" ones starting after 0540 so I hear, early Cabye = pwn, should really get up there with w/c!

edit: how much for the 3700, I'm trying to build my friend a new rig before he moves, and I'm local
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I recall in my reading around that this was a similar week to the FX57 and did OK on air / water.. I just cannot locate that thread so not 100% certain.. get some bench marks and posts to be sure if they are saying it is 'stable' - what is their def. of 'stable'
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I recall in my reading around that this was a similar week to the FX57 and did OK on air / water.. I just cannot locate that thread so not 100% certain.. get some bench marks and posts to be sure if they are saying it is 'stable' - what is their def. of 'stable'
Exactly what I was gonn say. To some, just being able to boot to Windows and take a CPU-Z screenshot is stable enough, to others, more exacting standards apply, like myself and my 24 hours of Prime95
    
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post #6 of 15
Hey how much for the 3700+ San Diego, i live about an 1:30 from you. Might be able to pic it up.
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post #7 of 15
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Jeez the info is flying so quickly I can hardly type fast enough I found another stepping (CAB2E 0540 FPMW) that was highly recommended to me and I probably gonna get that one instead, plus it's brand new in the retail box so I know it hasn't been abused.

Screw it, any objections... going once... going twice...
    
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post #8 of 15
I think that is prob a better buy .. the 146 CAB2E has also had good reviews, that and it is new .. so you know they have not pushed the Vcore just to see how far ... look forward to the results ...
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post #9 of 15
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After having some milk & toast and time to collect my thoughts I decided to click the "buy now" button. $235 shipped for that stepping sounded too good to pass up. It's coming from So Cal also so I should have it in a couple days at the most... I can't wait!!!!!!!!!
    
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Cool.... good luck with your opty
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