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Ok, I know Opterons are good for overclocking, but you guys take a Opteron 148 and overclock to 3GhZ!!!!! Do you guys unlock them, or are they just THAT good at overclocking?
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Originally Posted by Evere@dy
Ok, I know Opterons are good for overclocking, but you guys take a Opteron 148 and overclock to 3GhZ!!!!! Do you guys unlock them, or are they just THAT good at overclocking?

Not all Opty 148's can hit 3.0ghz. It largely depends on the chip. Every CPU is different, and will overclock differently. 148's that can hit 3.0 on air are very good chips, at least nowadays.

Also, I don't know what you mean by "unlocking" them. If you mean the multiplier, well, that's impossible.
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Ohhh. Ya, I meant unlock the multiplyer... which im sure can be doen.... if you remove the heatspreader, I guy in Germany did it.
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Originally Posted by Evere@dy
Ohhh. Ya, I meant unlock the multiplyer... which im sure can be doen.... if you remove the heatspreader, I guy in Germany did it.

Then I stand corrected.
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Meby... it might have been a lie... i just saw it on a random website........
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post #6 of 11
Opterons cannot be unlocked. Socket A Athlon XP Thouroughbred chips can be.

And if you want to see great overclockers, browse around for threads on the Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego. Those things are doing great.
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Optys are 1/2 locked default and down. If you ever find how to unlock them PLEASE post
The 146 has a 10x and is far more OC frinedly than the 9x
    
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LOL but I endevour to hit 3000mhz stable, will get close- am close (144)
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Opterons cannot be unlocked. Socket A Athlon XP Thouroughbred chips can be.
Wait...... Only Thouroughbred chips can..... so that means i cant unlock my Palomino?
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post #10 of 11
Yes you can!
Just lump all the L1 bridges.
Ill get a link ... here ya go.
http://www.sharkyextreme.com/guides/...709_1009731__6
    
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