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post #1 of 11
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I am debating between an Opty 170 or a 175


My ideal OC is 2.8GHZ on both cores.


If i get the OPty 170 I would need PC4000 280mhz to hit 2.8GHZ
and I cannot find ram that can get to 280MHZ (I cant use G.Skill because im in Canada)


If I get the Opty 175 I can get to 2.8GHZ on 1:1 with 255mhz ram (Which I can find) but the opty 175 costs a little more BUT ive been hearing that Opty175's dont OC as well as 170's.

I know its all about the steppings but im ordering online so its going to a chance either way


could someone PLEASE help, this is mind boggling. And I really need to order this soon
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post #2 of 11
Use the dividers mate then you can run the CPU asymetrically to the memory.
It is dificult to get high overclocks at a 1:1 ratio.

I would order say 2gb of OCZ PC4000 or Corsair. Just check that they are compatible with your board

Edit: oh and i would get the 170 opteron prob will oc better and save you some money

You will have a good rig to start your overclock on.
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post #3 of 11
Why can't you use G.Skill in Canada?
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
No online places carry G.SKill in Canada.



so get the Opteron 170? and Will it still hit 2.8GHZ (assuming good stepping) on a divider?
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post #5 of 11
If you want to OC more get the 170 and just put a small divider on the ram. You dont have to do a 1:1. I still reccomend Gskil so look on ebay for some that will ship to Canada.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
No online places carry G.SKill in Canada.
so get the Opteron 170? and Will it still hit 2.8GHZ (assuming good stepping) on a divider?
Nothing is ever certain in overclocking but if you buy something like the 170 Opty and get some high quality RAM and using the motherboard in your sig you should be on to a winner.

If you are willing to look at Single core Opterons the 146 is also a very good overclocker. My work mate has his running at 2.95Ghz stable on air.

Just out of interest have you bought all the items in your sig already?
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post #7 of 11
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HOw will an OPTY170 and OCZ Gold EL PC4000 2GB 2X1GB DDR500 CL3-4-4-8 Ram work?


will it OC good?
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MjrTom
Nothing is ever certain in overclocking but if you buy something like the 170 Opty and get some high quality RAM and using the motherboard in your sig you should be on to a winner.

If you are willing to look at Single core Opterons the 146 is also a very good overclocker. My work mate has his running at 2.95Ghz stable on air.

Just out of interest have you bought all the items in your sig already?


I have everything but the PSU, RAM and CPU
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
I have everything but the PSU, RAM and CPU
Ah ok may i make a suggestion on maybe a slightly better PSU and maybe go for something like a Link They are renowned for being very stable power supplies.

I say to a lot of people not to scrimp on your power supply as it is one of the most critical components for getting a stable overclocked system. Im sure the antec PSU would be quite capable but if your budget can stretch to it this one will be a better choice. (they also do an SLI version should you be interested)

As for memory choices i would suggest something like the Corsair XMS PC4000 dual channel kit either 1gb or 2gb (esp if you play alot of games) The memory rated at 500mhz means you have a fair bit of headroom for overclocking.

Just check on the corsair website for compatabilty with your motherboard.

Infact also check for motherboard bios support for the Opteron chips if you have not already

Hope that helps
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3x 74GB WD Raptor (RAID 0) + 2.2TB of SATA HDDs NEC DVD/RW SATA XP Home Edition SP3 IIyama H481S 19' TFT 1280x1024 
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post #10 of 11
I know some places in Canada that carry G.Skill b/c I helped find some for kitt3.
The price however, was a little high.
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