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AMD which CPU to Overclock

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July 31, 2006 6:56:49 PM

I was wondering....what is the best AMD cup to overclock? I know that the opterons are more stable at higher clock speeds, that what makes them opterons not Athlons. But what non-opteron is great for overclocking, kind of like the Pentium 805 D. I've always been and AMD guy and would like to cranck up and Athlon 64. Thanks for the advice!!!

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July 31, 2006 7:05:07 PM

how much do u have to spend??

what socket?

the 3800+ is a great chip to OC. u can get it running at 2.8 with all the right kit.
July 31, 2006 7:30:50 PM

This is what I was thinking about:

Asus m2n-sli delux
AMD 3800+ (AM2)
eVGA 7900GT
Patriot eXtreme 1 GB pc 6400 (1 x1024mb)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320Gb
Antec TruepowerII 550W
TOTAL $750
or

I could just upgrade my video card to 7900GT and CPU, but what CPU (939) would also be good to overclock 3800+???? My current 3500+ is at 2.6 GHz and is super stable. I would like to hit 2.8-3.0. Thanks
August 3, 2006 3:03:38 PM

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I could just upgrade my video card to 7900GT and CPU, but what CPU (939) would also be good to overclock 3800+???? My current 3500+ is at 2.6 GHz and is super stable. I would like to hit 2.8-3.0. Thanks


the 939s will hit 2.8. just get decent cooling. a 939 3800+ is dirty cheap now.
August 3, 2006 7:59:15 PM

I have a thermaltake venus 12, its a small leaf blower :') But it cools extremly well, especially with artic cooler. Thanks
August 11, 2006 12:29:28 PM

Some steppings of the Athlon 64 3700+ (SanDiego 939) are reported to achieve over 3.1GHz on air cooling.

I just got an Athlon 64 3700+ (KACAE 0605APAW) from newegg.com for a new system I am building. (price for ADAFX55BNBOX = $104.00 when I bought it, now $99.00; the BN is the good version)

I have read on other forums about the KACAE stepping which indicate that it does well overclocking (sometimes reaching 3.2GHz) on standard voltage and air cooling.

The link below has a well written article titled: "What are the different 3700+ San Diego steppings and how do they perform?" by Namrac

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/101138...san-diego.html

Some posts mention a "cold bug"; meaning that it does not do any better with cooling methods that are better than air cooling.

I hope to have the my system together in a couple of days. I'm waiting on a couple of parts.
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