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Well, i've decided to ditch this CABGE, and upgrade, i first thought of a single core Opty, but i then decided that it wasn't really an upgrade (from 2.75 GHz to probably about 2.9 GHz with air), but the i got this reserator, so i'm now thinking of going down the Opty 165 (perhaps 170, depending on prices and overclockability) route, and am wondering:

A. Will my mobo take it? Its got the latest beta bios (1302)

B. Will my mobo overclock it well? Remember, this is no DFI!

C. Retail or OEM? Which will be more overclockable? i dont need a HSF, but if the retails are better then i'll do it

D. Where is the best place to get one? i was thinking eBay (So i know which stepping i'm getting), but i was looking for other places that might save me money
 

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thank you, i know there chips are the same, and that its just a box and a HSF, but i wondered if perhaps the better steppings turned up in the retails.

£100 - 165 - possible
£120 - 170 - Ouch!
 

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thank you, i know there chips are the same, and that its just a box and a HSF, but i wondered if perhaps the better steppings turned up in the retails.

£100 - 165 - possible
£120 - 170 - Ouch!

The best steppings shows as much up in retail as it does in OEM.
 
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Steppings arnt Affected at all Bewtween OEM and Retail. Scan is the best place to go for Opteron CPU;s at the moment in the Uk once they are in stock..I got my Opty 180 there
Yeah scan.co.uk have them priced at £99 inc vat

very good price in my opinion

EDIT: oops tUDG already stated
 

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give them a ring and see when they are getting them in


you could also let Jakg know when they are getting them
 

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They had them in stock only earlier this week.

Hopefully its just a Christmas post delivery delay or something
 

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they got about 3 in stock and they were sold straight away.
If u want a random stepping then buy from komplett dude who has them and it will cost £107 including delivery
 
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