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    opteron 146 or 3700?

    what do u think? opteron 146 or Athlon 3700???
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    146, generally better oc.

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    I have a 146 CABNE, I managed to get it to run at 2800 stable, but anything more and it kept crashing. I currently have it at 2500, I dont want/need it any higher.

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    Definitely the Opteron, unless you can get a 3700+ like mine...

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    yes that is a nie chip, i have seen a few 3700 at 3 gig on kempezs forum, although generally the archtecture of opterons means they are more overclockable....

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    If possible check the stepping before buying - some 3700's are very good. I'm an Opteron fan but a good stepping of either can produce a good overclock.

    Get a good cooler though, something like a Big TT, Thermalright, Ninja etc to get the best results.

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    he hsa got one that goes 3 gig on dfi with fast ram, he has artic cooler 64 all sound gd? its gunna cost him 150....

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    how do u find out what ur stepping is for 3700? and what are good steppings. I managed to get mine too 2.6 on stock cooler, running stable. didnt attempt to go further..
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    Re opteron 146 Athlon 3700
    Is there much difference in performance out of the box?
    Could i overclock these with a Asrock dual sate mobo? I am a Noob at OC/Building and have £350 burning a hole in pocket and i still need to buy a cpu/Ram & cooling to add to my brand new asrock dual for my 1st ever self build!
    Or should i buy something other than the above? TY

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    if ur not a massive fan of overclocking i would get the 3700 as its quicker out the box, and if u want too do a minor clock, uve got a higher starting point with the 3700 at 2.2...
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    I would say 146, but it's not much more for a 148.

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    The 3700's of late are clocking very well and have been hitting 3ghz although so have the 146's. I'd personally go for a 3700 as with the higher multi your board needn't reach 300 odd fsb in order to produce a decent overclock. The opty 148's dont clock as well as the 146's iirc. Hope this helps.

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    Value ram- 3700

    Performance ram- 146

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    Value ram- 3700

    Performance ram- 146
    Why ?
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Because of the multi-

    240 FSB- Divider 333= DDR 200x2= DDR 400= PC 3200

    240 X10= 2.4ghz =146 at 4000+

    240x11= 2.6= 3700+ at FX55

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