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post #11 of 50
oh wow, i remember buying my retail opty 148 from newegg for about $240 or so. i was debating to go with the 3700+ or opty myself and i went with the opty. im running at 2.9 stable as a rock so i love it. of course it depends on the stepping too. guess i got lucky with my CAB2E.
    
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post #12 of 50
if i go amd, im glad i live 15 miles away from monarchs retail store
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post #13 of 50
3700+ screw the opteron fad already lol im running 2.9 on the stock cooler no problems
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post #14 of 50
Omg everywhere optys r going so high, i would recommend opty trust me u can go higher clox on it, even tho its 2.2ghz but u dont noe performance difference . There always a reason why those optys going higher in prices
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post #15 of 50
Try tankguys.biz or monarchcomputers.com

And if you are willing to spend 200$ might as well get the Opty 165, some places have it for 300$ . Its dual core, been hitting 2.8ghz on air for people over at extremesystems. That would be hawt.
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post #16 of 50
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well even if I don't get a good stepping of opty 148 the worst it will do is about on par w/ the 3700+ right? or are the 3700's better than the worst 148 steppings?


and what are the current steppings of the 148's and the 3700's?
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Compare a San Diego with an Opteron at the same clock speeds and watch what happens
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472
Compare a San Diego with an Opteron at the same clock speeds and watch what happens

that's exactly what I'm asking about... what will be better? the 3700 SD or the 148? will they both OC to about the same? how high on air will each go?

when paired w/ a DFI expert
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hey, it looks like people are getting CAB2E stepping from newegg how does that OC?
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post #20 of 50
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anyone?

I might order tonight before prices jump up again... and the oem version of the 148 is basically the same price as the 3700+ the only difference is that the oem version doesn't have the 3 year warranty right? is it true that AMD doesn't warrany optys that aren't specifically used as server processors?
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