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Should I sell my 146 for a 170?

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I am not sure how the current 170 dual core opterons are doing. Are they overclocking well? well atleast to 4800x2 speeds?

I ask because i am thinking of going Dual Core for my mult-app needs.
I currently have an opteron 146 cabye 0540fpbw stepping and I am running rock stable at 2.7 at 1.4V . I can hit 3 gigs on air all day long at 1.5V and I know i can sell it on ebay for the price of an opteron 165 and maybe a 170.... But is it worth it in your opinion. I do abotu 50/50 gaming and multitasking..... I bought the 146 back then because it was too good of a deal to miss out on....

I'm so confused lol..
so basically im asking is... how well are the new Dual Core opties overclocking?
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ive got my 170 at 2.7 stable right now, im pretty happy with it
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do the opty 170's have any advantage over the x2? i'd figure since they both had 1meg x2 cache that they'd be more or less equal, no?
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i personally think they are about the same but thats just my opinion

ive been able to get my 170 higher then my friends 4800 but then again i didnt have the time to show him everything on how to oc i just gave him a intro crash course

but as far as performance at the same speeds i think they are equal
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I think the opterons have the edge because of the 1mbx2 cache over the 512x2 of 3800x2 and 4200x2.

for the same price it just makes sense to get the opteron.

165 will oc to atleast 4600+

I dont know if a 3800x2 can do like 2.6.....or can it?
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but there are also x2's that have the 1mb l2 cache... and on those i'd say that the field would be equal.
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Yes there are but they start like $500 and dont see OEM versions.

$500 for 4600x2 or 350 for 170?
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AH nightmare, i get it now....looks like i'll be looking at getting the 170 too then, muhahahhahahhahaaaa....good cheap freakin server processors
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after good deep thought...i think im gonna stay with the 146.

With the announcement by amd that the opterons will stay in production, i don't think prices will take a hike and with the new M2 coming out, Price are not likely to go higher...possibly only down. so im keepin my 146.

Plus not everyday you come across a chip that will OC like its nothing
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after good deep thought...i think im gonna stay with the 146.

With the announcement by amd that the opterons will stay in production, i don't think prices will take a hike and with the new M2 coming out, Price are not likely to go higher...possibly only down. so im keepin my 146.

Plus not everyday you come across a chip that will OC like its nothing
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