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Venice- AMD 3200+

San Deigo- Opteron 146?

Im trying to advise someone so some help would be nice.

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most likely the opteron. even the worst stepping gets to 2.7
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Originally Posted by Noni
Venice- AMD 3200+

San Deigo- Opteron 146?

Im trying to advise someone so some help would be nice.

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The opteron would be better than the 3200 because of the 1 meg cach and the oc'blity.

Didnt know that they made an sd opy?
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Originally Posted by Noni
Venice- AMD 3200+

San Deigo- Opteron 146?

Im trying to advise someone so some help would be nice.

Thanks.
It depends which partcular stepping of Opteron, but the majority will do between 2.7-2.8Ghz. I'd imagine the Venice would do about the same as well. Maybe slightly less.
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Isn't the Opteron a Venus Core?
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Isn't the Opteron a Venus Core?
Yes, that's its Code Name
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Yes.
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I don't think there is such a thing as a san-diego-core opteron, but opterons seem to do very well. However, they do get fairly hot from what I've heard, even with a small change in vcore,...

So for air cooling the venice, or a 3700+ san diego (which I would strongly recommend) might be better...

check ncsa's opteron 146 clocking adventure...


edit: nah,... get an opti. In fact, why (????) don't you give him yours??????
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Originally Posted by lolicious
I don't think there is such a thing as a san-diego-core opteron, but opterons seem to do very well. However, they do get fairly hot from what I've heard, even with a small change in vcore,...

So for air cooling the venice, or a 3700+ san diego (which I would strongly recommend) might be better...

check ncsa's opteron 146 clocking adventure...
Hot? The opteron? Nah.. They keep quite cool.
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Originally Posted by lolicious
I don't think there is such a thing as a san-diego-core opteron, but opterons seem to do very well. However, they do get fairly hot from what I've heard, even with a small change in vcore,...

So for air cooling the venice, or a 3700+ san diego (which I would strongly recommend) might be better...

check ncsa's opteron 146 clocking adventure...

I don't know what those users are doing. I've gotten my opty to 3.0 at 1.55vcore and never saw tems pass 43 on 100% load.
I've an xp-120 and a panaflow fan.
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