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Hey, this is going to be my first OC experience. Basically I want squeeze every last drop of performance out of the hardware i can afford. Right now i just want to play around with stuff at stock voltages and see what i can accomplish, but first i wanted to talk to some people with similar hardware that have already done it about anything i should be wary about. eventually i am going to throw a liquid cooling system on my CPU and GPU and go to town, but right now im sitting at stock and just want to get my feet wet. i've heard the 939dual-sata2 board is descent for OCing and that opterons are very stable OCs.
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Keep your core temps under 50C...take it slow. Don't get ahead of yourself. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.
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Don't most Windows users have a broken computer?
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windows is broken in general lol

opterons OC really well
even with stock, you can do a nice OC

just keep your temps under control
and dont push your vCore too much
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i also have the opteron 148. which stepping do you have? it should be on the second line on the CPU starting with CABxx. unfortunately i have a CAB2E which arent that great, but i can manage 2970 MHz 1:1 with my mem which isnt too bad at all.

im still fairly new to OCing, but id be more then happy to help you
    
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well i appreciate any help i can get, like i said, im terrified...i have read in a few places that i should turn off some of the features in BIOS such as cool and quiet and spectrum spread off...i just went into mine and turned off cool and quite and turned everything that was on AUTO to a manual setting (right for my hardware) but the listed max vcore for my cpu is 1.45 and the stepping in my bios doesnt have that option...if i set it to the next lowest one, is it going to slow anything down (im trying to stay at or below stock voltages for now to see what my HW can do)
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im not sure what stepping i have...is there a way to find out without looking at my actual processor?
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post #8 of 12
Nope. Only way is to take off the HS/F and look on the chip's internal heat sink.
post #9 of 12
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well i am thinking about getting some liquid cooling here in the next few weeks, i will take a look at it then
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post #10 of 12
im jealous. water cooling

i just bought my TTBT not too long ago, or else i would probably be researching water coolers. god...i cant stop spending money that i dont have, lol.
    
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