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Old 11-26-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default 3700+ or Opteron 148?

Hi,
Which cpu would be better for gaming? I don't plan to oc much, if at all.

Opteron 148 Venus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103596

Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

If you're not overclocking, then don't get a Opteron. The Athlon 64 3700+ should be fine.
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:41 PM   #3
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The opteron is the best. Itas best to use these nowdays
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

...or get this one:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

i heard the opteron 146 can oc like crazy on air, but if u dont want to oc get the 3700 definately.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

yea i was thinking bout the 146 ova the 3500+ ne1 know if i would need 2 increse the volts going thru it to get it to the holy 3Ghz? cas i aint dun that much and scared i would kill it >_<
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Old 11-26-2005, 08:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

On one of the posts, in a benchmark. The 3500+ did better than the 3700+. So id get the 3500+.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:43 PM   #8
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

If I decide to spend $300+ on a cpu, I'm going to go with a dual core. Would I be better off with the AMD X2 3800+ or the Opteron 165? The 3800+ is a little faster but has half as much L2 cache...

I don't know anything about OC'ing, would it be possible to OC the opteron 165 to 2.0GHz or more without changing the voltage?
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Default Re: 3700+ or Opteron 148?

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i heard the opteron 146 can oc like crazy on air, but if u dont want to oc get the 3700 definately.
You can get the Opteron 146 to 3.0ghz+ on air with barely any added voltage. Heck, even some guy on OCForums.com has a Opteron 180 (that's a dual-core by the way) that's overclocked to 3.0ghz on STOCK voltage. That's freakin' insane...imagine if he added more volts...oh baby... I think he used water-cooling though...either way, that's still incredible.
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I read that only the older opterons OC that well, I think the CABNE's were the best.
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