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You have been lead astray! If your a fast learner than the DFI will be good. It can be overwelming!

OK since your are settled, you need to go buy your new computer now, before you change your mind
No one loves my Biostar NForce4u, such a great mob and so esier to overclock with.
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I think I'll stick with the 3700+ and the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D...

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Im just still mad i didnt research enough before i got my processor lol. Good choice by far by you
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Im just still mad i didnt research enough before i got my processor lol. Good choice by far by you
You should be able to get 2.8GHz out of your 3500. Whats the best you have gotten? I don't know much about your board. How do you like it?
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get an opty 150 if you like AMD its the best overclock/stable/bang/$
335$ fx57, the 3700+ is not in the same class will not overclock, be as fast at same clock or be as stable at any speed as the 150. put it this way the 152's (200mhz faster) go for 700$ if you can find and 154=fx57 (400mhz faster)are 892$ on newegg . if you cant clock an opty 150 from 2.4 to 2.8 give up on overclocking buy something from bestestbuy on 12 months same as cash or something
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I'm not going to pay $700+ for a CPU...

I don't want to pay over $300 for a CPU.
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[QUOTE=Edge]You should be able to get 2.8GHz out of your 3500. Whats the best you have gotten? I don't know much about your board. How do you like it?[/QUOTE

The board is great for anyone like me who was starting there first OC because it has alot of options but not so many that one would get confused. Very user friendly and a damn good manual. When I got the board I heard nothing but good things on New Egg about it and for 92$ and 181$ for the processor you just couldnt beat it. My best OC, I know i can go further, is 2.86 but thats with 1.6v and it was just to hot for me. Its stable right now at 1.55v and 2.806.
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[QUOTE=hednik]
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You should be able to get 2.8GHz out of your 3500. Whats the best you have gotten? I don't know much about your board. How do you like it?[/QUOTE

The board is great for anyone like me who was starting there first OC because it has alot of options but not so many that one would get confused. Very user friendly and a damn good manual. When I got the board I heard nothing but good things on New Egg about it and for 92$ and 181$ for the processor you just couldnt beat it. My best OC, I know i can go further, is 2.86 but thats with 1.6v and it was just to hot for me. Its stable right now at 1.55v and 2.806.
That's a nice clock! Why do you hate your CPU? Just curious
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get an opty 150 if you like AMD its the best overclock/stable/bang/$
335$ fx57, the 3700+ is not in the same class will not overclock, be as fast at same clock or be as stable at any speed as the 150. put it this way the 152's (200mhz faster) go for 700$ if you can find and 154=fx57 (400mhz faster)are 892$ on newegg . if you cant clock an opty 150 from 2.4 to 2.8 give up on overclocking buy something from bestestbuy on 12 months same as cash or something
Lots of incorrect assumptions in this post. To say that a 3700 isn't in the same class as an Opteron is rediculous. Also, if you put both chips at identical clock speeds, your assumption that the Opteron is faster is incorrect. The Opteron will perform ever so slightly slower at equal clock speeds. As far as it being a better overclocker, you can't say that either. It's way too close to even declare a winner.
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On the other hand a Pentium D 920 is between 15% and 20% cheaper and overclocks clearly better: We achieved with air-cooling a 45% frequency increase and believe that 40% (or around 3900 MHz) are achievable with almost every air-cooled 920. Overclocked to its maximum stable frequency we found the 920 outrunning a maxed out X2 3800+ in almost all benchmarks.
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For the time being we recommend a buyer considering an entry level dual core processor to have a good look at Intel’s Pentium D 920.
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The 955EE has far higher overclocking potential. At the maximum stable frequency of 4.360 GHz we achieved with air-cooling, it was besting a FX-60 at 2.90 GHz in most benchmarks.
I really thing you should consider the Intel PD 920. It is $250, with a price drop on the 24th.
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