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post #1 of 20
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So I got this stepping from monarch today. Ordered Tuesday.
Few others have recieved it as well. and IT SUCKS

It is unstable at just 2655mhz at 1.58V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Core 0 keeps failing Prime.


I'm so freakin pissed. Back to my Opty 146.

Just thought i'd give heads up.

I don't think i'd be ordering another after selling this. The way conroe is moving along (new 3.1Ghz OC and 16 sec Spi 1M ) I think i'm going back to intel.
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http://www.tankguys.biz/opteron-open...f069e464949a65

open box but not used opty with 0534 steppings, not a bad deal
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post #3 of 20
2.6 really wouldnt be that bad of an OC, some 165s have trouble getting past 2.6, god I hate steppings i wish all CPUS were created equal...I'm worried about my OPTY 170 (coming Monday), I got it from Newegg though
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post #4 of 20
why cant you just return it? im sure they have a return policy if you are simply unsatisfied.
    
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post #5 of 20
most stores wont exchange CPUs...you have to go through AMD
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post #6 of 20
If you can get it stable at 2.6GHz you have yourself the equivalent of a FX-60. 2.6GHz is right around where most of the 165's settle down at, so you are not alone. I can get my Opteron 146 stable to 2880MHz but there is not a doubt in my mind that a 165 overclocked to 2.6GHz would pawn my 146.
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post #7 of 20
Man that sucks! I'm sorry. And here I am loving my 165 at 2.7 so far. Its currently dual prime95'n now. Just passed 2 hr mark, so fingers are crossed for the overnight.
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post #8 of 20
What are you complaining about? That's not a bad stepping at all. 2.655 is good. I can only get stable at 2610.

And that's with a stupid unnecessary divider on my ram...
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post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
What are you complaining about? That's not a bad stepping at all. 2.655 is good. I can only get stable at 2610.

And that's with a stupid unnecessary divider on my ram...
What am I complaining about?

i'm complaining about the fact that at 2.655 it's unstable with up to 1.6V.

i would have settled for it if it wat 2.6 stable at 1.5V, but 1.6V and core 0 keeps failing.
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post #10 of 20
What is the Stepping - the last chars ?

Also does it have a T or N on the bottom RH corner of the wafer?
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