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.