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Is this a good stepping for an Opty 148 CABYE 0543FPMW ??

Would it do better than a 3700+ SD or the same.

Also would the following memory timing effect the amount I can OC or does it not matter much performance wise.

Timing: 2.5-3-3-7
Voltage 2.6

also would I see about the same performance from a Opty 148 @ 2.6-2.7 compaired to a 3200+ @ 2.4-2.6 in gaming. Would OC the graphics card show more of a performance than OC'ing the cpu??

Thanks for any help
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In OCing the video card and playing games, the performance gain is in mere fps.... you will barely notice a change...
I suggest the Opteron, just because I BELIEVE.

The higher the numbers are on your timings, the better the chance of a good OC.
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ok, so if OC'ing the graphics card wont give much performance then would a cpu running .2-.4 ghz faster make that much of a difference either?
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Being you have the newer stepping posted there isn't a lot of info on it's OCability.
The 148 and 3700+ should OC simularly depending on the core and the luck of the draw.
The RAM can be run on a divider which will not effect the overall OCing if used correctly.
Of course faster RAM is better but not absolutely esential.

Also... Top of this page ... "USER CP" takes you to ou profile, so please add in your system for others to see so we can better advise you

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The 3200+ has half the cache... so the higher cache in the 3700+ is benificial to all demanding programs like gaming.
    
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that opteron stepping is one of the worst ones. If you wanna really oc i do not recommend it. Check out my guide in my signature
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that opteron stepping is one of the worst ones. If you wanna really oc i do not recommend it. Check out my guide in my signature
WOW, who has that stepping that has poor OCing?
    
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