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3700sd - oem or retail from ocuk??

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by dale1uk, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,164

    Location: Newcastle

    looking into getting a 3700sd in the next week or so and was wondering if there is any difference between the oem and the retail other than the packaging and the hsf?? I know good oc'ing chips is luck of the draw but will these clock around about the same as each other? Looking at running it at about 2.6 on air with my G-power Pro.
    If anyone has got an oem 3700 from ocuk recently can you post your clock speeds as I've heard alot of people getting good clocks with the retail chip from here but not much has been said on the oem chip.
    Many thanks.
  2. pegasus1


    Joined: 27 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,015

    Location: UK PLC

    Ive got a 3700 retain running at 2.6 with a G-Power HSF and runs at 32-34 degrees C with the fan (using speedfan) at 30% and never goes above 44 C with the fan set to its maximum of 70% (again using speedfan).
  3. Dutch Guy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

  4. vanandjuanunited


    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,703

    OEM 1 year warranty
    Retail 3 year warranty
  5. Street


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,963

    Location: Liverpool

    Mines a few months old, heres what I can get out of it on air...
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    I've started running it at 2720 as I can't really tell the difference between that and the other speeds and it uses a lot less volts at that speed:)
  6. TaKeN


    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,155

    Location: Shropshire

    From what ive read the Retail CPU's Have a better stepping.

    Ive had my 3700 SD running at 2.8 Ghz on 1.5 Volts since the day it arrived..

    Some people have had the 3700 SD Retail at 2.8 on stock volts :)

    If it were me, i would go for the Retail CPU
  7. Soul Rider


    Joined: 29 Nov 2005

    Posts: 434

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I have just received my OEM 3700+ from OcUK - CCBWE 0542VPMW. I will see how this baby goes as soon as i can find a way to gets my bios updated, because the one shipped with the board doesn't support this revision CPU.

    When I get around this I will post some results.
  8. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,164

    Location: Newcastle

    thanks for the info guys
  9. booyaka


    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 13,703

    3700 from ocuk about 6 weeks ago and running as per sign - on stock cooler and stock volts.

    Not sure of stepping as never look as being to excited to get it in the machine!!! Retail version