AMD Opteron 165 OC without volt increase

Hey I was wondering if anyone has tested OCing the 165 Opteron on stock voltages and came up with some numbers?
I was looking to avoid raising voltages, but I was looking to OC the Opteron 165 to about 2.4-2.6 with a Zalman CNPS9500 and some Arctic Silver paste. Even if I do have to raise the voltage, I want it to be like one step up from stock.
Or is it better to go with the x2 4400+ and OC it to 2.4-2.6? Or will both the 165 and 4400+ be receiving the same amount of voltage at that level?
Can someone please enlighten me. I want to ensure minimal dmg to my components with a decent boost in speed.
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  1. My 165 is running at 2.63 (290X9) with stock voltage and the stock HSF. The stock HSF that comes with the Opteron is nice for an OEM HSF, it's a heatpipe design that works as well as most aftermarket jobs. Quiet, too.
  2. so should i still get the Zalman CNPS9500 cpu cooler? :(
    the LED makes it look piiiiimmmmmmp.
  3. Quote:
    so should i still get the Zalman CNPS9500 cpu cooler? :(
    the LED makes it look piiiiimmmmmmp.


    Well to disappoint you the LED is not that bright.

    But I have an Opteron165 with Zalman CNPS9500 and on stock speeds (1.8Ghz) it runs idle at 26-27C! I'm out of town for a bit so I haven't got to test it's OC abilities, I just built the thing about 4 days ago or so.

    It's fast! And she runs cool, so far :D
  4. that sounds aweeeeeeesome :D
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