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Pls help me choose between theese two cpu's

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July 27, 2008 6:44:43 AM

Hi

I want to upgrade from skt 939 to AM2. First of all I need to know which
of these CPU's are worth to buy:

AMD Opteron 1218 2.6GHz Skt AM2
or
AMD 64 X2 6400+ 3.2GHz Skt AM2

Thing is the 6400+ costs 20 EUR (28 USD) more than the 1218. Now I own an opteron 165 skt 939 stock speed @1.8 Ghz, oc'ed to 2.7 Ghz.....amazing CPU. Opteron is a stable server CPU, on 939 it can be oc'ed like hell. Can the AM2 version be overclocked as well?

I also need a good motherboard and I was thinking of this one:

MB Gigabyte GA-M750SLI-DS4, Nvidia NForce 750a SLI, S-AM2/AM2+, 4xDual DDR2-1066. Is this a good motherboard?....it's not expensive at all.

Thank you in advance.

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July 27, 2008 9:03:16 AM

mirceaizvoran said:
Hi

I want to upgrade from skt 939 to AM2. First of all I need to know which
of these CPU's are worth to buy:

AMD Opteron 1218 2.6GHz Skt AM2
or
AMD 64 X2 6400+ 3.2GHz Skt AM2


Yeh go for it (Opteron)... Since AMD neglected to introduce desktop 2x 1Mb cache Brisbane CPUs.

You have found a good deal there I think:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819105219
I like the way AMD are packaging a game with a server CPU... :lol: 

Overclock that puppy to 3.0Ghz!! Remember to lap the heatsink and CPU heatspreader. Remove the stock fan and replace it with a Zalman fan bracket and 120mm Arctic cooling fan to maximise your OC gains!!

Ah just like the 1.8Ghz socket 939 Opteron 165's I bought recently... Nice overclock to 2.8Ghz on air with stock cooling (and replacement fan).


Bob
July 28, 2008 12:02:53 AM

Thanx Bob.......you were right! Cheers
!