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Opteron's no-stock s939.. when will it end?

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I've been hunting for a Retail 146 opty for less than 180$ shipped, I don't want a used one, there are plenty of computer shops online listing it for 150-170 range but the only place it seems to be instock wants as much as a 3700 sandy. I would go with a 3700, but I'd rather not spend the extra cash as it's been bit tight as of late.

My question is when is AMD and/or thier distributor's going to get things together and ship these processors out to retailers?
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From my understanding, It's getting harder and harder for retailers to get a hold of the opty chips. These processors are targeted toward system integrators. Best bet is to buy what you can buy. People WHO are getting these to sell, they're not getting for cheap either.
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you can always get an opteron 148 on newegg.com but yeah they will basically be the same price as the 3700+ sandy. though thats what I have and I love it!
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I don't think AMD planned on selling so many socket 939 optys... they didn't plan on people buying them and OC'ing them so that probably has something to do w/ things...

but your best bet is to get what you can now...AMD just raised the opty prices
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Can anyone help me overclock my pc please?
I am running as follows:
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146 CABYE Opteron
2 x 1gb kingston 3200 DDR400
450W Levicom psu
2x 6600gt Nvidia sli mode graphics
Got it fairly stable on 2.2GHZ.
I am fairly new to overclocking
post #6 of 12
Plus socket 939 Opty's are being discontinued very soon. I would buckle down and get a 148 for $220-230$, it's not too much more then a 146 and 2.8-2.9ghz is almost a garentee. I stand behind my Opteron over a 3700SD anyday. You actually may want to check Ebay as I have been 144s and 146s going for your price range.

I will go check it out for you, one second.
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Originally Posted by steverido
Can anyone help me overclock my pc please?
I am running as follows:
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Got it fairly stable on 2.2GHZ.
I am fairly new to overclocking

Sure! we'll help you OC, but you need to start your own thread... don't hijack other peoples threads.
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post #8 of 12
Found you some:

Pretty okay stepping

Not good not bad stepping

I will look around some more but I think Ebay will be your best bet!
Good luck
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post #9 of 12
I cant find ANY 939 opty 146 for anything under 200. Are you sure you haven't been browsing and looking at 940's on accident?
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post #10 of 12
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www.froogle.com

Has a lot of sites that I have been going to, all of which are sold out though. I think I'll just end up saving the extra few $ and get a 3700.
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