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04-12-2019 04:16 AM
Kryton Mine did this.
https://hwbot.org/submission/3658758...on_165_0.9_fps
Voltage reported is accurate - That's about what I had it set for in the BIOS, obviously stable enough to complete the run.
I'll have to get after the gold one day for that bench and reclaim it.

And it did this too.
https://hwbot.org/submission/2658219...65_3514.75_mhz
04-10-2019 07:13 PM
pioneerisloud
Quote: Originally Posted by Serious_Don View Post
What kind of OC did you achieve on that Opty 165? I've been considering getting one along with a better suited 939 board just for the fun of it, but things are getting too expensive lately.
The one I'm trying to get back was running between 3.0-3.1GHz depending on what board I was running, stable......at stock volts. Most I ever got to was around like 350 or 360 FSB, was like almost 3.4GHz I believe, suicide voltages (1.55v on air, safe but not with my cooling for stability), and the only reason it wasn't stable was because the board topped out around 335-340 or so stable. I believe I got my "record" speed (I was in the top 10 on HWbot for a while with it) by booting in at 340 FSB (highest I could boot with), and I used Clockgen to get it up higher for suicide runs.

That same CPU had also ran 2.8GHz (312 x 9 I believe) during the summer months at only 1.20v (stock is 1.35v). Did that when I had high power GPU's and not enough airflow, so needed to keep CPU temps down lol.

The RAM I had at the time was 4x1GB Corsair XMS DDR400 CAS 2.5 that I had zero issues getting up to DDR667 stable out of them at 3-3-3-8 timings, or up to DDR575 or so speeds at 2.5-3-2-5-2T timings. 4 sticks were used for stability and daily use, only 2 of the 4 were used for the suicide runs.

Boards I was running at the time was a pretty decent A8N32-SLI Deluxe that topped out around 335-340 FSB or so. My board was the limiting factor with that CPU, running stable, but that was my daily use board because it was easiest to tune and to get high overclocks with stable, easily. But I had other boards too, DFI's, Abit's, Gigabyte's, and I even had that white Sapphire board at one point. I think I probably played with darn near every decent 939 board back in the day lol.
04-10-2019 06:45 PM
Serious_Don What kind of OC did you achieve on that Opty 165? I've been considering getting one along with a better suited 939 board just for the fun of it, but things are getting too expensive lately.
04-10-2019 04:47 PM
Kryton If you haven't deleted them all you should be able to find it.
04-10-2019 04:19 AM
pioneerisloud
Quote: Originally Posted by Kryton View Post
Keeping my 165 because it is the golden one out of all.
I rarely run it but when I do, it's awesome and I'm still blown away by how good it is.

I believe somewhere in this thread it was mentioned who it was that got it. You'll have to look back to the time it was sold to find out.
Dunno when that was so I'll have to let you check it out Pio.
Come to think of it, I'm sure I was getting PM notifications in my email and I'm sure it would've been discussed via PM at one point so I can probably start my search there!
04-10-2019 01:12 AM
Kryton Keeping my 165 because it is the golden one out of all.
I rarely run it but when I do, it's awesome and I'm still blown away by how good it is.

I believe somewhere in this thread it was mentioned who it was that got it. You'll have to look back to the time it was sold to find out.
Dunno when that was so I'll have to let you check it out Pio.
04-09-2019 05:14 PM
pioneerisloud I see a few older faces in here still. Hi guys!

It's actually kinda funny, me and my business partner (also from OCN) are actually buying a ton of 939 gear lately, Socket A gear, and other old stuff like that. My sig rig is nearly up to date, except CPU and RAM (Core 2 Duo e6550 at stock and 3GB generic mixed RAM atm). And honestly I'm perfectly content with an old rig still. I missed my old Windows XP games lol.

This all started because I wanted to build the ultimate Socket A rig. Athlon XP 3200+ M, 2GB Corsair XMS DDR400 (because its my old sticks that do DDR600), and a Radeon 9800XT with a couple Cheetah's or Raptors in RAID0. I ended up just re-using what I had laying around, my buddy decided to go to the bay and order everything he could find for good prices lol.

I definitely miss my old golden Opteron 165. Anybody have any idea where that went? I sold it to somebody in here from Canada with my A8N32 I believe. Would LOVE to have that back, really regret selling it now.
04-01-2019 08:06 PM
Serious_Don
Quote: Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
Holy! What a blast from the past!
It was neat to see this thread pop up on the Latest Discussions list again. I first started posting here when I was learning how to upgrade my S939 system 12 years back in 2007. I recently pulled an old poopy wifi PCI card from my very first genuine gaming rig with the Opty165/A8N32 mobo setup that's on the members list. I can't believe the CPUz validation link still works (3ghz! Yeah!). I converted the system into an htpc back in 2009-10, used it for about a year and have carted it around from apartment to apartment until my, now, wife and I bought a house. It perpetually hibernates in the basement until I can think of a use for it. I can't find the heart to dispose of the grizzled veteran... perhaps I should mount the motherboard and cpu in a frame and mount it in my gaming room??

Thanks for this, guys.
Mount it to the wall with a plaque reading "I Ran Crysis"

04-01-2019 07:46 PM
Iconoclast Holy! What a blast from the past!
It was neat to see this thread pop up on the Latest Discussions list again. I first started posting here when I was learning how to upgrade my S939 system 12 years back in 2007. I recently pulled an old poopy wifi PCI card from my very first genuine gaming rig with the Opty165/A8N32 mobo setup that's on the members list. I can't believe the CPUz validation link still works (3ghz! Yeah!). I converted the system into an htpc back in 2009-10, used it for about a year and have carted it around from apartment to apartment until my, now, wife and I bought a house. It perpetually hibernates in the basement until I can think of a use for it. I can't find the heart to dispose of the grizzled veteran... perhaps I should mount the motherboard and cpu in a frame and mount it in my gaming room??

Thanks for this, guys.
04-01-2019 07:15 PM
Serious_Don
Quote: Originally Posted by Kryton View Post
I believe so but you have to know what pieces to look for in getting it done right.

Haven't messed around with my 939 stuff for awhile now but not going to toss any of it since it's already here and paid for.
Some of it I can never replace if I did sell it off or just toss it, that's how it goes nowadays.

I'm just gonna enjoy it as I please.
Indeed. The past few years has seen a massive resurgence in people looking for 939 and other "retro" hardware in general. It's getting harder and harder for me to do 2000s builds for affordable tinkering with the soldering iron. Most ebay sellers are asking hundreds for DFI Lanparty NF4 boards alone and FX chips are insane.

I just grabbed an auction for 3 9800 GTX+ as well, G92 based GPUs will probably be out of reach for people like us soon too, unless you're willing to spend modern hardware prices which to me is ...nah...
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