Most definitely the Opteron... I saw those hit 3Ghz with some juice(1.55-1.6 Vcore), The Venice will require this voltage for a moderate overclock...
I must admit that the extra cache isn't much of a benefit when it comes to 3D benchmarks... I would of gotten this CPU per the amazing overclockability by itself.
correct, you are probably good then with the board, and most boards do support it. But you still want to make sure just in case.
The reason I say this is because the chip has a x9 multi, you would need 300fsb to reach 2700mhz. The chip can probably run higher than 2.7, so this is why I recommended checking for stability at that high of a FSB.
I got my opty at tigerdirect and it's only 176 shipped. Came in friday...mobo doesn't come in till monday cus newegg shipped it to louisville kentucky, which is one hour away from me, to indianapolis indiana which is 2 1/2 hours away.... BTW, stepping is CAB2E, so I'm hopefully expecting 2.6, 2.8 would be very nice...
Sorry for double-posting, but I've heard the new 3700+ are amazing OCers. I believe they're getting about 2.9-3.0. What's the stepping you're buying BTW? Not to dis you other forum member, but just making sure he's not selling it because it's a bad stepping.
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