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Hey 996tt you have the same board that im going to get. Is it a decent overclocker? ive never OC's before, and don't know how to change a bios, is it easy with that board? thanks
2816mHz on the 3700 sandy, 25+ hours prime stable. I can't get stable at 2904 because I dont have enough volts, and I'm having issues changing the BIOS. trying to install a OCW one but for instructions they tell you to go to the ASRock site, without giving a specific link. Very irritating, and I can't get it to work. But, 2816 isn't bad eh?
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Not bad at all. I wouldn't complain lol

Thanks for the warnings. But i think i will be pretty content with 2.8 anyways, thanks again everyone.
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3700 def!
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i've found out that the BIOS doesn't open up the CPU voltage past your processors stated max. bummer. I might do the volt mod if I can do it some non-permenant way.
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post #35 of 37
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i've found out that the BIOS doesn't open up the CPU voltage past your processors stated max. bummer. I might do the volt mod if I can do it some non-permenant way.
Whats wrong with 2.8 lol is there really that much a performance increase between 2.8 and 3.0?
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The 3700 is clocked 200mhx faster at stock. This also means the multiplier is one step up, which means you have more flexibility in overclocking. The big difference between the two though is the L2 Cache. the 3200 has 512 kb while the 3700 has 1 mb. With cache, its simple, more is better. If you can afford the extra 80 bucks or so, get the 3700.
Could'nt have said it better myself!!
    
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post #37 of 37
I would get the sandy with 2gbs of ram and nice nf4 board and i think you be set.
Edit: If on a tight budget that go with a stay with the 3200 and get to 2 gb's of ram still .
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...e10248,00.html
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