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the 170 on Newegg.com seems to be getting 2.7-2.9GHz as of recently.
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post #12 of 16
Cooling plays a big part in these as well ... so consider that too. H20 would be a preferred choice over Air for these units.

If you are ording on line then the stepping is really a mute point as you will unlikely be able to choose.
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post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
And that is
2.7GHz at 1.47V

It is the luck of the draw for the overclock if you are ordering online. I have seen better overclocks from 3000+ Venice (the early ones) than 3500+ Venice processors.

Coming in with hopes for the overclock is better than expectations as you most often can not be positive of the overclock you will attain. You can but purchase the best overclocking hardware that you can and hope that you receive a good processor.

Good luck.

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post #14 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
HELP!!!!
1. Get a Opteron 175 and have 1:1 (Multi x11) with PC4000 RAM at 253MHZ


2. Get a Opteron 170 and have 1:1 (Multi x10) with PC4000 RAM at 280MhZ

they are both going to end up being around the same because I will pay for to get my ram to 280mhz.
1:1 with a 11x multi with a 280 HTT is like running a 10x multi with 9:10 (180Mhz) divider. So it will not truely be a 1:1 with a 11x multi unless you ran your memory at a 10:9 divider (220MHz). Whatever way you look at it you probably will get better performance if you bought the 170 and were able to achieve a 1:1 with your memory running at 280MHz. Having a 1:1 ratio is ideal but it does not mean it will perform better then a computer running with a slight divider.
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Thread Starter 
1 more question...


since they are DUAL CORES... is it possible to OC 1 core?


or do BOTH cores have to be at 2.8ghz?
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post #16 of 16
Tankguys also let's you know what steppings they have. you just have to know where to look.
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