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which proc to pick opty 170,175 or 64 4400

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March 15, 2006 12:15:13 AM

i am a newbie in building computers and am having a hard time picking the proc i know that the optys can oc to near fx-60. what i am wondering is which proc to pick to someone that isnt that use to overclocking???
March 15, 2006 10:07:26 PM

well i would normally use the comp for gamming and the most i would spend is around 500. im leaning towards the 170 but worried about ocing it since this is the first time for me. is ocing really that easy?
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March 16, 2006 12:13:39 AM

you can always time the ram back down, and you'll be fine with that mobo combo, although if you wanna go crazy, dfi's seem to be the most popular around here.
March 16, 2006 12:14:23 AM

2.8ghz (312x9) stock air cooler 1.45 volts opty 165
dfi landparty ultra d
ocz 2gig ram (2-3-2-5)

most all 165's or higher will hit 2.5ghz at least, my 1st core needs 1.45 volts while the 2nd core does 2.8 with 1.4 volts
March 16, 2006 12:37:22 AM

When I eventually upgrade I plan to get an Opteron 165 or Opteron 170 (i think. the 2.0GHz one).

What I'm worried about with the 165 is how much I'd have to OC it to hit 2.5 GHz (thats as much as I want).

My plan is to get the Asus NForce4 SLI Premium.

For RAM I'm wondering what I need. I always thought that you want to run the RAM at the same speed as the FSB or in this case the HTT. Or since the Athlons don't have a FSB does it not matter what speed each is at? But since it will try to run each at the same speed you just have to set a different divider?

My question is that with the RAM he says he's going to get (which I'd also like to use) would getting to 2.5GHz be a problem? I don't mind relaxing the timings.
March 16, 2006 7:12:33 PM

with the stock hsf how far would you be able to push the opty?? and is ocing the opty as easy as turning up the fsb or do i have to play with the htt??
March 16, 2006 7:17:51 PM

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with the stock hsf how far would you be able to push the opty?? and is ocing the opty as easy as turning up the fsb or do i have to play with the htt??


2.8-3ghz u can do with the new stock cooler (4heat pipe)

the htt is the fsb :)  u have to keep the htt under 2ghz
March 16, 2006 7:42:54 PM

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with the stock hsf how far would you be able to push the opty?? and is ocing the opty as easy as turning up the fsb or do i have to play with the htt??


2.8-3ghz u can do with the new stock cooler (4heat pipe)

the htt is the fsb :)  u have to keep the htt under 2ghz

wha do you mean by keeping the htt under 2ghz?? and i never really understood the correlation between the memory and ocing?? is there a link that tells you how to overclock??
March 18, 2006 3:08:00 AM

well if you have the money get the 170 or higher if your worried the 165 is great
March 29, 2006 10:45:38 PM

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my mobo is the asus a8n sli premium and planning to choose this ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

is the arctic cooling freezer 64 pro a good hsf for the optys or should i just go with the thermalright??

Yes, that RAM would be ideal for the job.

When the same fan are used the SI-120 will perform slighly better than AC Freezer64 Pro.
Unless you can find the Freezer cheaper than SI-120, the SI-120 is still the way to go for top perofrmance value HSF.

I can find the freezer for less than half the price of the SI-120. Also, you still have to buy a fan with the 120, s Actic Cooling is much cheaper for me.
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