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    Which CPU?

    hi guys, i have just sold my 3200

    And i dont know which new one to get??
    opteron 146 OEM from scan?? price: 120
    opteron 146 from a friend which which reaches at 3.0 stable. steppings CABYE 0540 FPAW price:150
    or any other suggestions

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    Presumably by your current system spec this is going to be a gaming machine? if so then the opteron 146 would be very good as they can overclock high to give you high performance. If your more into video editing and multiple application use then a cheap dual core would be good. or you could go for the dual core opteron 165, i think they clock quite high to. up to you at the end of the day, your current cpu cooler is good enough for any cpu you choose. Primarily the cpu choice depends on what your going to be using the system for, so a little more info would help

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    how stable is it at 3ghz?
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    charger makes good points, I paid a little extra for a Opteron I know clocks well. I have no idea what the latest steppings are like. The nearest Athlon 64 is the 4000+ which still only runs at 2.4ghz with the same 1mb cache, costs £230-£240, also a damn sight slower than your mates Opteron at a lot slower clock speed.

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    hiya, yeh it is a gaming machine.
    he is using his 146 with a DFI expert and 2GB of PC4000 also he has a zalman Reserator.
    i was wondering if i wud still get 3.0 on my PC he had the volts up to 1.5
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    We talking Prime stable at 3GHz here? 'Cause if so I'd go for it!

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    this si the screenshot of the Opteron at 3.0

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    Winner! As long as your motherboard can handle a high FSB, I'd go with that chip.

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    the heatspreader has been removed, i hear that cooler is never the same onece that has been removed?

    cheers for hel guys.
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    The heatspreader on the 3GHz chip??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MantisCSS
    the heatspreader has been removed, i hear that cooler is never the same onece that has been removed?

    cheers for hel guys.

    Hmm thats a new one on me. If anything the the cpu will cool better when I've put the spreader back on because it will have Arctic Silver on it rather than the crap AMD use.

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    When you say stable... Theres stable and theres 'stable enough to run benchies/take screenshots' Just something else to consider. Mine is running at 2.85, 100% stable - that would post and get to windows at 2.95 easily, but would crash after playing games for a bit.

    EDIT: oh, and thats not at 1.5V - mines a tad over 1.4

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    Aye but check out the screenshot, it's been Primed at 3GHz... although I'm not sure for how long.

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