Long story, but I accidentally got this new retail box processor on ebay....
Manufacturer Part Number: OSA175CDBOX
CPU ID Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor Model 175
Ordering Parts Number (OPN) OSA175DAA6CD
HyperTransport™ Technology Speed 1MHz
Integrated Memory Controller 2.2GHz
Core Voltage 1.3 V/1.35 V
Case Temperature 49° C to 65° C
L2 Cache Size 2 MB
L2 Cache Speed 2.2GHz
Manf. Technology .09 micron SOI
Socket Socket 939
Amperage 80 A
Did I get a good deal or should I eat a few bucks and resell it?
Great CPU, same one I have... but I got mine a year ago... sadly it cost me $465, but was a bargain at the time...
Mine runs 24/7 at 2.64GHz and is rock solid, but is no match for Intel's C2D chips...
Who cares if there's something bigger and better out there? If you had a Core 2 Duo, you'd be saying the same thing when Kentsfield comes out. And then when K8L comes out. It's a neverending game that you simply can't win. Also, I haven't seen you on the forums for quite some time; where'd you go?
If you didn't already figure this out (our sig and location are the same), I'm angry_ducky; I just like this name better
To the OP: You got a great CPU for a great price. No shame there. BTW, is this for a new build or is it an upgrade?
Hehe If I had a 939 board ya, I'd definately keep it. I think I'm going to have to throw it back out on Ebay as I'm still sitting on a Athlon XP 2600 and gotta do a complete build to upgrade
Don't really want to upgrade till the DX10 cards come out anyway
Thanks for all of your help!!!
Pet peeve, irregardless is a word, but non-standard and not commonly used.
"Usage Note: Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so."
Simple economics, it costs AMD more to manufacture the Opterons compared to what it costs Intel to manufacture their C2D's, irregardless of performance...
One of my pet peeves, "irregardless" is not a word.
It helps to know what you are stating when attempting to correct someone with the facts... but why let facts get in the way of your ecclectic peeves... :roll: Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose.