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06-22-2019 03:57 PM
Iconoclast
Quote: Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Dude it WAS you! It makes a good htpc cpu (my old opty), that thing loved undervolting. I remember shipping to Canada and something about a basement and htpc, and your join date matches lol. Pretty sure winnepeg (or the area) is where I shipped to.

What kind of overclock do you have it on? I remember 2.8ghz was doable at 1.25v and 3ghz was doable with stock volts with droop (about 1.33v). Definitely enough for htpc usage still today even with a modern gpu for offloading transcoding and 4gb ram (doable on 939), or 2gb with Linux.
That's awesome... I remember getting over 3ghz easy on it. The HTPC was a short lived project as I had only used it for maybe 8 months before moving. I carted the system around from apartment to apartment before my wife and I bought a house a couple years ago. The now cannibalized system is sitting on a shelf downstairs. I was thinking about taking the A8N32-sli board and chip and framing them for my gaming room. I loved someone's earlier suggestion of putting a name plate on it to say "I played Crisis."
06-22-2019 12:05 PM
pioneerisloud
Quote: Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
It might have been I that bought your Opty back in the day. I bought two off here and my pm's only go back to the second one I had bought for my brother probably 6 months after I bought the first one. Like I said earlier, I still have it. It's sitting in my basement right now. I had turned it into an HTPC when I built a core2duo machine that I then held onto for more than a decade before finally building my sig rig.
Dude it WAS you! It makes a good htpc cpu (my old opty), that thing loved undervolting. I remember shipping to Canada and something about a basement and htpc, and your join date matches lol. Pretty sure winnepeg (or the area) is where I shipped to.

What kind of overclock do you have it on? I remember 2.8ghz was doable at 1.25v and 3ghz was doable with stock volts with droop (about 1.33v). Definitely enough for htpc usage still today even with a modern gpu for offloading transcoding and 4gb ram (doable on 939), or 2gb with Linux.
06-21-2019 11:34 PM
Iconoclast
Quote: Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
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.
It might have been I that bought your Opty back in the day. I bought two off here and my pm's only go back to the second one I had bought for my brother probably 6 months after I bought the first one. Like I said earlier, I still have it. It's sitting in my basement right now. I had turned it into an HTPC when I built a core2duo machine that I then held onto for more than a decade before finally building my sig rig.
06-21-2019 11:19 PM
Kryton This happened last night while doing a teardown of a system I was testing.
The board I had bought on fleabay and after testing showed it as being good I started the teardown. When I got to the part of removing the CPU cooler is when the unexpected happened - The lid of the CPU just popped off......... All on it's own.

The CPU itself wasn't stuck in the socket or anything.

Easiest delid I've ever done and it wasn't even planned, you can even see the outline of the bead from the lid in the glue as is.
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.
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