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I'm new to AMD CPUs and i'm looking for a high performance CPU that i can overclock decently well. My powersupply died after about a year cause it was a PoS. I have to buy a new motherboard and was thinking of upgrading my processor to an AMD since i use that computer for gaming. What processor/motherboard combination works best? I'm intending on going SLI with either BFG 7800 GTs or GTXs.
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Opterons seem good at the time.
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I'm looking at the opterons and i really can't see a difference other than L2 cache between them. Any suggestion on one that will OC well and is fairly high quality? How do FX chips match up to the opterons?
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all the opterons have locked multi's. the 144 has a 9x, the 146 has a 10x, and i believe that the 148 has an 11x multi on it. the cores on the opty's and the FX's are pretty much the same, but the multi's are unlocked in the FX's both up and down. the a64's have unlocked muli's but only from stock and down.
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well seeing how you are "rich" i'd get an fx-55 and go to town on it.
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Originally Posted by logan
all the opterons have locked multi's. the 144 has a 9x, the 146 has a 10x, and i believe that the 148 has an 11x multi on it. the cores on the opty's and the FX's are pretty much the same, but the multi's are unlocked in the FX's both up and down. the a64's have unlocked muli's but only from stock and down.
On the opteron the multi can go stock and down also, just not up
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