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post #31 of 50
165s are hitting 2.8 on air right now. But as we all know the steppings will change, the OC's will fluctuate.

Just check out this monster thread on dual core opterons. Here
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so basically if I got a 165 I could probably hit 2.6-2.8 on air... and w/ a 3700 I could probably hit about the same?

so then wouldn't the 165 be much better as it's basically 2 3700?
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well i think I'm back to the 3700+ SD or opty 148. Are the newer 3700+'s OC'ing better... than even the optys?
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It's hard to say...
There are so many people who already have there Optys or SDs and the new steppings are not getting much attention.
    
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hmm... well someone said that the sd 3700's wer E4's how can you tell?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
LOL... well actually I just asked my wife if I should get a single or dual core cpu... and she was like, well I don't want to spend the money, but I don't want you coming to me in 6 months asking to upgrade again! she's currently thinkinga bout it.

about how high will a 165 oc?
Well I guess we know who's holding Soloz balls and credit cards hostage... lol JK, I find it funny that people here always seem to have to debate with there spouses, my dad just goes out and buys things (really randomly he'll go out and buy a 1400$ BOSE sound system, when we already have a perfectly good one) And then keep it on the down low lol whats that you tell? its not everybody elses that are odd because they are the majority and that I am the truly odd one? If you say so lol! my vote goes to the Opty, at the same clock speed they perform slightly worse, but in teh end usually clock a little higher
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Actually, the Optys single core are E4s... go figure.... or at least they were.
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...icroprocessors
    
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I just had a thought... (I just put the opty in my shopping cart :-) )

but amd doesn't warranty optys if they aren't used in servers right?

A. how can they tell?
B. if I won't get a warranty what's the point of buying a retail box?

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Well I guess we know who's holding Soloz balls and credit cards hostage... lol JK, I find it funny that people here always seem to have to debate with there spouses, my dad just goes out and buys things (really randomly he'll go out and buy a 1400$ BOSE sound system, when we already have a perfectly good one) And then keep it on the down low lol whats that you tell? its not everybody elses that are odd because they are the majority and that I am the truly odd one? If you say so lol! my vote goes to the Opty, at the same clock speed they perform slightly worse, but in teh end usually clock a little higher
Thanks buddy! LOL. but I think it's best I talk things over w/ my wife for a few reasons.. first, we've only been married about 5 1/2 months and second... we're both still in college, so we dont' work all that much. So money is a premium. I've been wanting to build a media pc for a while... I'm just glad that I've finally talked her into letting me build it... and so what if I'm using it as an excuse to upgrade my rig while I'm at it?

Can someone tell me the deal w/ AMD's warranty? and the advantages/disadvantages of buying a oem cpu

I'm about to order... want to get it done before I go to sleep.
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anyone? I guess I'll have to go to bed and hopefully have an answer inthe morning
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The OEMs usually only have a 30, 60, or 90 day warranty unless you pay for an upgrade.
Whether or not they will warrante an Opty in a nonserver MB is unknown to me.
    
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