Hey guys, I want to upgrade my old socket 939 with a new processor that I will OC. I have a ASUS A8n-SLI Premium that I plan on putting a HD2950 xt into and I wanted to know, which of these three processors would give me best performance OCed?
Are there tower coolers like this that are better? Please do not suggest RAM or Power Supply upgrades, I have very good of both and I know for a fact that they are good enough, but if you need to know what RAM it is for my OC; it's this right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Should I run Ram and FSB at a 1:1 ratio or a 1:2 ratio? Many thanks!
well firstly what kind of dividers does your motherboard have. the best thing to do is find out your memorys max clocks at the timings you want, then use the divider that gets you closest to that.
as for the cpu id go for the opteron, and if you can go with the 170 because of the higher 10x multiplyer, it wont stress your system bus as much. i have my 170 @ 2.8ghz w/ 1.425v. from what ive been reading and many others have experenced the new steppings are very good overclockers and newegg has been shipping good steppings.