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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  
post #61 of 62
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Originally Posted by josh13
Lets say I get the Asus AN8 SLI motherboard. I think I have a better chance with the opteron 148 rather than the 3700+. For one, the max Vcore on the motherboard is 1.65V. Now I know for overclocking a Opteron that is plenty of voltage to share within the chip. Now for the 3700+'s, I think they might require more Vcore in order to overclock anywhere near a opteron 148 at lets say 1.55V's.
not the new 3700+ steppings. there supposedly (not stating facts) ocing pretty high on the low voltage side. just like the "magical" opterons. i have one of the new steppings and cant wait to get my scores and oc up
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Originally Posted by chechenepiphany
I just don't see why you would choose the san diego. We've seen them before, and they aren't anything special. Whereas opterons seem to overclock like crazy, even in the hands of a n00b like me. I'm still runnin my first time build, and I'm in the top ten 1m superpi scores listing. I think that takes a little more than luck. The chip definately has something to do with it. If he gets a san diego, its just gonna be the same old thing. With an opty, there's a chance he could get an amazing chip.
You should feel great about your overclock and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. However, you should also realize that not everyone on this website is into pushing their system passed full stable and do not even submit times for 1M. Also, that list was also wiped off and restarted just recently, so you'll find that all the old times are simply gone. After I reformat my hard drive, I will no longer be benchmarking. There are several others that have hung up their hat also. I don't mean this to discredit you in any way. My point is that San Diegos have been around longer than Opterons and we've all experienced the "been there,done that" scenario with benchmarking. That is the reasoning behind the lack of 1M times being submitted by San Diego owners, not their inability to compete with those times. 1M is for fun and those aren't stable overclocks. Can you run your 1M cpu speed for a 32M run? Of course not because it's not stable.
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