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    New Opteron System - opinions

    I want a new Opteron system for christmas and I did have £250 to spend on one. I bought a Sony HD1 for £90 however so this leaves me with £160 to spend. I've got memory, harddrives, optical drives and a case I can use from my current pc.

    I've chosen the following CPU and motherboard because they are in my budget and the motherboard has onboard graphics for until I can afford a PCI-E card. I was wondering if the motherboard would be any good for overclocking because I'd like to do it when I can afford better memory and a graphics card.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=292146

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=289426

    Also, how good is the GeForce 6100 GPU compared to an AGP Radeon 9200 256mb?

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    if you have an existing AGP card from your present system you may want to look at the ASrock DualSATA - that supports both AGP & PCI-E.

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    Wow, thanks alot! That looks great for me. Cheaper than the Gigabyte one too . Do you know if its any good for clocking?

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    Supposedly struggles to get over ~270HTT & there are also reports of some people having problems with memory timing.
    Let's say it's a fair overclocker rather than great?

    I've got 1 here to play around with when I get a chance to swap CPUs out of my AN8.

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    What do you reckon I could get out of a CABYE 146 with it? I'm not too fussed about huge clocks but it would be nice to get something extra out of it.

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    Well a 146 has a max multi of 10x so if you can get 270HTT that's 2.7GHz.

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    BUFF is correct about the fsb maxing out at 270 and the mobo has issues with running memory at 1T but it's no biggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaps
    BUFF is correct about the fsb maxing out at 270 and the mobo has issues with running memory at 1T but it's no biggy
    Saw a 400HTT screenshot on a Dual SATA over the weekend!

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    Im buying the otepron 146 and a Gigabyte K8NMF-9-K8 939 with a 6800LE PCI-E card. Hope it works out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiffz
    Im buying the otepron 146 and a Gigabyte K8NMF-9-K8 939 with a 6800LE PCI-E card. Hope it works out!!!

    get a DFI instead m8!!!!

    phil

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    i bought the same cpu and a asrock dual sata mobo i am using beta bios1 from ocw which allows higher fsb i am currently on 320 x 9 2880 mhz

    i am stll trying to work out the best settings in my bios as this is my first a64 setup

    here is a link to a forum about the asrock mobo where i got my bios

    http://www.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/u...=0;DaysPrune=0

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    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
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      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    Nice.

    I hadn't seen the thing about 1T stability problems before I'm going for the board anyway but that's an annoyance IMO.

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    I've got a bit of extra money now so I can buy some new memory. Would 2x1gb or 4x512mb of Geil PC3200 be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by technophreak
    I've got a bit of extra money now so I can buy some new memory. Would 2x1gb or 4x512mb of Geil PC3200 be better?

    i would go for 2x 1gb then you have room for more the mobo maybe a bit fusier when overclocking with four sticks aswell

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