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165 or 170???

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well im saving up for a new processor and i cant decide between the 165 or 170, do u guys/girls think the 170 will be able to reach 3GHz???? and would the 165 reach 3Ghz???
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Im pretty sure they can both get to 3Ghz with good air cooling, although i think it depends on the stepping.
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post #3 of 8
I'd say the 170 just to be safer for 3ghz. Since it's 2.0 ghz and the 165 is only 1.8ghz.
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post #4 of 8
I'd really doubt either CPU would hit 3Ghz on Air or Water Cooling. If you can pick up a CC1BE stepping then you might get 2.8+Ghz out of it with a bit of luck.

Prob go for the 165 as your mobo should have no problem with the 9 Multiplier.
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The advantage of the 170 is the 10x flexability where as the 165 has a 9x.
As to the actuall OCability to 3G ... hard to say... so many varables like stepping and other system components.
The 4400+ has been OCing rather well lately and has an even more flexable 11x but will set you back about $50 more than the 170.

Good point Ste... thats a great MB to work with
    
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well i think i should have mentioned i have watercooling lol with my 3000+ oced to 2.7ghz its idles at 26-29C and full load of 38-40C
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post #7 of 8
It's will be hit or miss as to whether either of those will hit 3.0ghz. The fastest I have gotten mine is 2.9 @ 1.625 volts. I backed it down as it was not 100% stable and didn't want to give it more voltage, even though the temps were still very low. I'd say with 1.7+v it may hit 3.0 but I don't really want to kill my chip.
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post #8 of 8
whats the max voltage you wanna give these chips anyway?
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