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Ok i thought i made my mind up i was going to get a AMDx2 3800 then i came upon a site talking about Oc'ing Opterons and how they are better than the other AMD duel cores... i would like to here some opiniond about this.

Also now im just thinking about going with a singlecore system to cut back on the money... just buy a opteron 148 or a Amd3000...

plz post ideas about this... recommend some mobo's
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post #2 of 25
the yare about equal, it just ends up on how much you want to spend, dual core cpu x2 3800+ s probably the better bang for the buck, but if you do go for an opty, choose the 148
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Well, if your cores were dueling, then we may have a problem on our hands, as they wouldnt be working together very well....but, i would go for the 4400+ X2 or the opty 170
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i heard u could overlclock that lil opt 148 from a 1.8ghz -2.8 safely. I want to know if i plan to do this... how far do u think i could get with Air intstead of water...

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post #5 of 25
dont get an opterton its just a fad there more expensive then thier counterparts IE 3700+ vs 148 and the dual cores are really more expensive. stay with the A64 or the X2
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i heard u could overlclock that lil opt 148 from a 1.8ghz -2.8 safely. I want to know if i plan to do this... how far do u think i could get with Air intstead of water...

thanks again
It depends on the CPU really and the stepping but an Opteron 144/166 or 148 should get to between 2.6-3.0Ghz even on air cooling. Probably very little difference with high end air cooling and water as these CPUs run pretty cool.

The DFI nF4 mobos are good if you're really into your overclocking
The Asus nF4 boards are also very good overclockers, but less options and slightly easier to use.
Same really for the MSI k8n Neo4 boards.
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dont get an opterton its just a fad
you still bitter you dont own one? Always bashing opterons, i sense jealousy.
The opterons are the better overclocking chips, it's been proven over and over again, we dont need to compare it anymore.
Sure these days the opterons will be a little more money, that's because everyone wants to buy them, and the fact that they are "server" chips.
The 4400 x2, you can expect 2.6-2.8 on air. 2.8 would be hard. With the opterons, you have a better chance of 2.8. Noone can argue this..
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you still bitter you dont own one? Always bashing opterons, i sense jealousy.
The opterons are the better overclocking chips, it's been proven over and over again, we dont need to compare it anymore.
Sure these days the opterons will be a little more money, that's because everyone wants to buy them, and the fact that they are "server" chips.
The 4400 x2, you can expect 2.6-2.8 on air. 2.8 would be hard. With the opterons, you have a better chance of 2.8. Noone can argue this..
bitter hardly. Jelous haha no. i had the option to get one but i didnt jump on the bandwagon its not proven that thier better not at all show me written proof and not just 20 ppl that say its awesome. there are a couple ppl on this site dissatified with thier opterons there just as hit and miss as any other chip. Your leading these ppl in the wrong direction giving them false hope for a steller overclock when its plain just NOT GUARANTEED. the new steppings on the 3700+ have been doing real good but im not gonna say your guaranteed anything nor should you take your head outta your butt and grow up GET PROOF before you say this.
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post #9 of 25
I'd go with a dual core 4400. It comes more down to what your preference is; but I trust the dual cores more than opterons.
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Originally Posted by GhostSlash
Also now im just thinking about going with a singlecore system to cut back on the money... just buy a opteron 148 or a Amd3000...
While everyone else is bickering about Opterons and such, I'll focus on this point...

What are your plans for the machine? E.g., if you're building a gaming rig, the dual core won't usually buy you very much because games are all still single threaded. Spending less money now to buy hardware that today's software will actually exploit is my usual approach, why pay a premium for hardware that will go largely underutilized?

Unless you have multithreaded apps, I don't see the point just yet. Except maybe to pay the premium now to futureproof yourself, since you might have those apps in a year or so.
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