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Old 05-26-2006, 10:22 PM   #11
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Look at my sig and that gives you guys an idea of what kind of rig i got rightnow
i'm planning to upgrade near late summer and i was wondering if i should get an opteron, i saw their benchmarks and it looks good
if not i was gonna get an X2 what you guys think?
Since you live near to me, I would suggest getting an AMD Athlon 64 X2. The FX is pure godness, and if you can afford it, go for it.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:23 PM   #12
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The 165's are nice if you get a good stepping. Just make sure you get a motherboard that can handle a high FSB. Atleast 300mhz. That's the problem with mine, my processor can overclock higher but the motherboard won't let me.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:25 PM   #13
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Amish kid, hate to say it but benchmarks don't mean much until it's actually released.

*weeps* Still can't believe how AMD managed to make an entirely new socket and completely screw it up.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #14
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where can i find out how high the chipset will let me overclock on the mobos?
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:29 PM   #15
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The chipset isn't the real limitation to overclocking, the motherboard and cpu are biggest, if you have a very OCable CPU much like the Opteron, and a motherboard (DFI would be best for overclocking, if not them than Abit) then its the matter of cooling, and power. If you want to see a few 939 Motherboards that would be best for overclocking in your case, just post all specifications the motherboard needs to meet.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:43 PM   #16
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Well, MS is right, but also, the northbridge chipset must me appropriatelly cooled too.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:48 PM   #17
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Yeah thats all what I meant about cooling, everything not just the CPU, although you will want one hell of a good heatsink (Zalman!)
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