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Im tight on cash but i can get the AMD 3700+ SD for $190 or the Opty 144 for $130?? and sugestions
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im soon getting the same motherboard your recently got. but their are no optys or 3700's for 754's so whats the deal? lol
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144 opty all the way mate, cheaper and very similar performance, if you can deal with the 9x multi of the 144 and the stock speed of 1800mhz which can easily be 2800mhz with the correct gear and not much added vcore. On the other hand I dont know what motherboard it is going to go on so it will have to be able to handle a higher htt compared to having the 3700 with a 11x multi (I think) The 3700 will most probably clock a bit higher (max) but it would want to for it costs more. Best budget\\performance cpu available is the 144 opty.
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if you're strapped for cash I'd go w/ the otpy... but I'm not sure how your mobo will handle the higher frequencies needed w/ only a 9x multi. if you can spare the extra cash then the 3700+ SD would probably get you a higher OC and be easier on your mobo. most newer steppings of the 3700+ that I have seen have been hitting 3.0Ghz on air
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dude I am biased so let me stat my point, FX-57 L2 1mb cache, the 3700+ basically is the same thing just an underclocked version. I have mine at an easy 2.9Ghz and max temp is 37C Max and this is daily. I know I could go more but I dont wanna losen up my timings to much. so yea there are my 2cents and if you can try getting the E6? stepping.

EDIT: sorry the only difference between the FX-57 and the 3700+ is the multiplier, other then that I believe they are the same
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post #6 of 9
3700 SD. It has an 11x multi, and the newer steppings are producing some very good overclocks. Also I read somewhere the opterons have crappy mem controllers. Which is for stability, since they are for server platforms and workstations. The 3700 will perform better clock for clock because of the better mem controller. My 2 cents.
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post #7 of 9
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Forgot to mension that the Biostar board has been RMAed and im gettin the 939 version of the same. so if this changes what u guys think i would greatly appriciate it. I have enough for both. If i go with the SD i will have less for other upgrades but with the onboard video should do me good 4 all im doin....not a huge gamer...maybe GUNZ but thats about it. i still want the best bang for my buck!!!
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241
im soon getting the same motherboard your recently got. but their are no optys or 3700's for 754's so whats the deal? lol
There is a 3700+ for skt 754, Its a different core (clawhammer) but is a decent chip . I had one that ran 2.8ghz on air no prob.

As far as the 144 vs 3700+ SD , im also biased , i have an older stepping sandy (KABCE) ,and it still does 3gig stable . Its kinda nice to have a 200 buck Fx57
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You will get the most from the Sandy 3700+ because you will probablly need the higher multiplyer for that MB.
    
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