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While browsing many other places, Opteron processors seem very popular, especially for awesome overclocks on the stock vcore/cooling, but I haven't seen many people here talking about them.

The main reason I comment on this is because I originally planned on doing a X2 3800+ and overclocking that, but after reading more about the Opteron 165's, their 2x1MB L2 cache, and their overclockability to FX-60 speeds on stock cooling for roughly the same price as the 3800+ X2's, my thoughts have been swayed.

I'm just trying to find out everything before I pull the trigger.

EDIT: I guess there was no real question with this post, lol. Just looking for your opinions on what you would do. Thanks.
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Yes the Opty 165 has 2x1mb of cache compaired to the 3800+ 2x512 cache. This only offers a slight increase in preformance. The Opty 165 seems to overclock pretty well, but seem like they are a hit or miss on how high they can accually overclock, I would go and try the opty 165 though.
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The Opty 165 is an excellent processor, and has twice the cache as the 3800. Bascially Opterons are suppose to be used in server computers and therefore are more stable CPUs and can stand up to harsher computing. They are cut from better silicone wafers. They also take less volts than the X2s. All this basically equates to them usually being OCind demons, and the 2x cache roughly equals an extra 200Mhz of computing power
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post #4 of 22
Yeah Opteron dual core all the way.
at stock speeds, the 165 keeps up with the X2 3800, and in some cases is faster. Except in applications where pure speed is the factorm. You can expect it to at least hit 2.6 on air. I've seen very few not hit 2.6ghz.
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Sorry for the double post, but lookie here:
Opteron 165 compare
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mastacator
Sorry for the double post, but lookie here:
Opteron 165 compare
Keep in mind those tests are on stock clocked CPU's, so the potential is much higher.

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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by GatorLCA
Keep in mind those tests are on stock clocked CPU's, so the potential is much higher.

Great eye Gator! The 165 will only be that much better than the 3800 as the clocks go up! At the same clock speed the 165 will beat the 3800 into submission!!
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post #8 of 22
I need to stop looking at this stuff or my wallet's going to take a pounding.

The only thing left that I would need for the ultimate rig is a dual core CPU, but I'm waiting.....very patiently

but I'm statisfied with my 3700+
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I havent tested out my Opteron yet, i hope I can get to 2.6GHZ
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post #10 of 22
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Good its final then, Opteron 165 is what it will be.

Thanks for all the info, i'm so glad I finally joined this forum rather than just browsing, you guys are a ton of help. If anyone else has any links I have failed to find, please post them.
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