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Poll expired: Jan 3, 2006  
  • 43% (14)
    AMD 64 3700+ socket 939
  • 56% (18)
    AMD Opteron 148 socket 939
32 Total Votes  
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post #32 of 62
Dude, the opteron will almost certainly overclock better than that sandiego. You have nothing to lose by going with an opty. Worst case scenario: the thing only oc's as well as a sandiego. If I were you, I'd cancel that order and buy a 148 off of newegg.

EDIT: Oh, and the 939 opteron series is not being cancelled. That is just a rumor.
post #33 of 62
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Originally Posted by chechenepiphany
Dude, the opteron will almost certainly overclock better than that sandiego. You have nothing to lose by going with an opty. Worst case scenario: the thing only oc's as well as a sandiego. If I were you, I'd cancel that order and buy a 148 off of newegg.

EDIT: Oh, and the 939 opteron series is not being cancelled. That is just a rumor.
But at equal speeds, the Opteron is slower. Either way, there's no way of knowing which will be the better performer, so the smartest move is to take the cheaper chip. The Opteron isn't officially supported also, so that may or may not cause a problem down the road if you get in an RMA fight.
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post #34 of 62
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Originally Posted by chechenepiphany
Dude, the opteron will almost certainly overclock better than that sandiego. You have nothing to lose by going with an opty. Worst case scenario: the thing only oc's as well as a sandiego. If I were you, I'd cancel that order and buy a 148 off of newegg.

EDIT: Oh, and the 939 opteron series is not being cancelled. That is just a rumor.
there is no "certainty" in anything especially in overclocking. ive read nothing but bad stories lately of overclocking with opterons. even when they were hot someone got one here couldnt get past 2.7. Im really really really failing to see the benefit of the opteron. Most Mobo manufaturers are not offering any type of support for the opteron crowd. So i was faced with the same decision and took the old 3700+ route. Ill never bite into a fad again
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Dude, the opteron will almost certainly overclock better than that sandiego. You have nothing to lose by going with an opty. Worst case scenario: the thing only oc's as well as a sandiego. If I were you, I'd cancel that order and buy a 148 off of newegg.

EDIT: Oh, and the 939 opteron series is not being cancelled. That is just a rumor.
Im not going to look for an AMAZING overclock. I just want a moderate overclock, and a good gaming pc. I think that both cpus can do that, but since the 3700+ is faster at equal speeds compared to the Opteron 148. I bought the 3700+. Also, I got the 3700+ $3 cheaper, and on free second day delivery
post #36 of 62
What are you talking about? Newegg has been shipping cabyes and cab2es for a few months now, and everyone ive talked to or read reviews from have gotten over 2.7 on air. Also, this stuff about the opty being less efficient is crap. The difference is there, but its not enough to make up for the fact that the opty will go at least 200 mhz higher, if not more.
post #37 of 62
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What are you talking about? Newegg has been shipping cabyes and cab2es for a few months now, and everyone ive talked to or read reviews from have gotten over 2.7 on air.
I'd be surprised if you found an experienced OCer get stuck under 2.7 with either chip. It'd take a bad string of luck to get a chip that wouldn't hit 2.7. I'd be pissed lol You're stating that an Opteron will OC 200mhz higher and that's simply not true.
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post #38 of 62
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They have the same memory controller, i don't see how such thing possible.
and no, the Opterons OC way further then the regular Athlon, so it cannot be cause by a "slight difference" in the memory controller.
For instance, ncsa took his 146 as far as 3.4 GHz on bare air!.

Most of the regular socket 939 motherboards might have trouble running an Opteron, as they don't officially supported by any PC platform mobo.
Tho, i can confidently say that the DFI mobos run Opterons smoothly.

be aware of the PSU you're getting, DFI mobo tend to be picky about the PSU.
Good luck with your new rig!.
I thought DFI motherboards were just picky about ram. Never heard them being picky about PSU's!?
post #39 of 62
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I'd be surprised if you found an experienced OCer get stuck under 2.7 with either chip. It'd take a bad string of luck to get a chip that wouldn't hit 2.7. I'd be pissed lol You're stating that an Opteron will OC 200mhz higher and that's simply not true.
That's just it. Josh isnt an "experienced" ocer, and is not looking for a phenomal oc. Then opty will go higher more easily, with less voltage, and cooler.
post #40 of 62
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I thought DFI motherboards were just picky about ram. Never heard them being picky about PSU's!?
Yes, they can be very picky. Here's a list from a mod over at DFI street as to the recommended psus for a DFI nF4 board:
http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/show...77&postcount=1
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