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May 29, 2006 11:49:54 PM

I`m living in Paraguay, I found in a store here, an Opteron 165, but, when I went down there to buy it, there were no more in stock, and the only one they have was the Opy 146, but I have no info about it, it`s worth it for me to boy it, since my actual processor is an Athlon 64 3000+, MB is an ASUS A8N-E, 2 gigs Corsair DDR 400, HDD Samsung spinpoint SATA II 200 Gb 7200 RPM, a crappy VGA (Geforce 6200 TC), PSU DrHank 450Watts, etc...
Anyone can give me some advise about it?

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May 29, 2006 11:53:37 PM

The Opteron 146 is the best Single-Core Overclocker ever known*. It's capable of 3.1-3.2Ghz overclock at some cases. Otherwise with out overclock it's just a regular, very reliable! Opteron Server CPU
May 30, 2006 1:00:24 AM

so, do you think I must buy it? the other option is an A64 3700+... for the same money
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May 30, 2006 1:44:19 AM

well an op 165 is dual core while a 146 is not, in other words do you do alot of multitasking or do you do alot of single threaded things?
May 30, 2006 2:15:10 AM

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so, do you think I must buy it? the other option is an A64 3700+... for the same money

DO NOT BUY A SINGLE CORE! It's not worth going from a 3000+ to 3700+ (or Opteron 146 for that matter), you only get more MHz. If you're going to get a new CPU, MAKE SURE it's a dual core.

I agree with prozac26, an Optie 146 is'nt worth it since you can OC that 3000+ of yours and get close to what the 146 can do.

The point of getting an 165 is to overclock that downbinned dualcore CPU skyhigh. If you can't get one, go for an X2 3800+, it may have less L2 cache but the cores manufactured in 2006 (you gotta read it from the OPN) OC like crazy, to such an extent that those bad boys put my 43rd week of '05 Manchester to shame.
May 30, 2006 2:28:36 AM

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so, do you think I must buy it? the other option is an A64 3700+... for the same money

DO NOT BUY A SINGLE CORE! It's not worth going from a 3000+ to 3700+ (or Opteron 146 for that matter), you only get more MHz. If you're going to get a new CPU, MAKE SURE it's a dual core.

That's a totally wrong way of thinking 'prozac26' single core will be useful and more useful than a dual core as long as a s939 is still alive. the Opteron 146 or the Opteron 165 won't be any different until 64-bit Dual Core applications are main stream. Choose either the Opteron 165 or the Opteron 146 they will give you the same performance and Overclockability for a year or two.
May 30, 2006 3:32:20 AM

ok, the problem here is that in our market we don`t have any x2 processors... its a poor area of the third world, the use I give to my rig is for web developing, programming, some video editing, some audio editing, not more than this... I would prefer a dual core, but.... we ain`t got any...
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