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For the past 2 days now i have debated on upgrading my proc to an opteron or x2 im really leaning towards the opteron since i dont see the purpose of having 2 cpus for now that is. i was checking the prices on newegg and was wondering why the opteron 146 which is 2.0 is much more compare to the opteron 148 which is 2.2 and what should i get? opteron 146 or 148?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103598

I know it has sumting to do with the stepping but from what i've heard and read its a matter of getting lucky on the stepping. what do u guys think?
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Well the new stepping, CACJE, seems to be working out really well. If I were you I'd definitely get the 148, especially since it's cheaper, and has a higher multiplier.
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The 146 is more expensive than 148 and 3000+ is more expensive than 3200+ (on newegg) I can only guess because of limited availability? Seems stupid to me, because I think monarchcomputer as 3000+ for 109. Oh well.
post #4 of 14
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Well the new stepping, CACJE, seems to be working out really well. If I were you I'd definitely get the 148, especially since it's cheaper, and has a higher multiplier.
Indeed, I'm pretty sure mine came from Newegg (Christmas present) and it's a monster overclocker.
    
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Yiffy has a CACJE too!!!
Schweet... several members have em OCing very well...
We need to get some verified for the record
    
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Hmmm so 148 is best for the buck then? i wonder if the 148 would work on mobo i really havent seen anything from msi stating that this mobo supports opteron, yiffy u got 2.8ghz on air? what are ur temps?
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post #7 of 14
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Hmmm so 148 is best for the buck then? i wonder if the 148 would work on mobo i really havent seen anything from msi stating that this mobo supports opteron, yiffy u got 2.8ghz on air? what are ur temps?
I got 2.8 on stock voltage. Runs about 37C idle and 50-51C load, stock heatsink basically. It should work, but you may need to flash to the latest BIOS to get complete functionality. My board says nothing of supporting Opterons, but it runs fine.
    
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I got 2.8 on stock voltage. Runs about 37C idle and 50-51C load, stock heatsink basically. It should work, but you may need to flash to the latest BIOS to get complete functionality. My board says nothing of supporting Opterons, but it runs fine.
Yeah i already checked if they had release new bios for it, so far no new ones, tho it says it supports the X2 so im assuming it should be ok. i wonder what my temp would be with my xp 120 once i get this proc. and by the way u think with my geil ram i can oc it above 2.5ghz?
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by shortfuse
Yeah i already checked if they had release new bios for it, so far no new ones, tho it says it supports the X2 so im assuming it should be ok. i wonder what my temp would be with my xp 120 once i get this proc. and by the way u think with my geil ram i can oc it above 2.5ghz?
If the RAM can't take it, use a divider It should work fine, mine booted up fine on the shipping BIOS, it just said "AMD64 Processor Model Unknown" until I updated the BIOS, now it identifies the CPU correctly.
    
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The oddity is I don't know of a MB that Offically supports the Opteron yet
    
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