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Are current Opteron 170 steppings any good?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by CGrieves, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. CGrieves

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    Just ordered mine from OCUK, plus a DFI SLI Expert and an Arctic Freezer 64. I've done several searches but couldn't find any definite info- are the current 170s getting good clocks?
     
  2. CGrieves

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    In answer to my own question, it's an 0551, which apparently is one of the steppings to avoid :(
     
  3. easyrider

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    0551 UPMW here at 2.8ghz @ 1.36v! :D
    Same mobo as you.

    so not entirely sure what you mean
     
  4. CGrieves

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    Ah well, maybe there's hope! :)

    I did a search for 0551 steppings here and around the web and the overall opinions seemed to be "Avoid". I guess it's all the luck of the draw though. Fingers crossed!
     
  5. ZXSpectrum

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    0551 is the week batch the bit like this UPMW is the stepping code... ;)
     
  6. Mr Mister

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    i would have thought they would have 06 steppings tbh
     
  7. Devious

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    Im sure he means 0550 ^ , 0551's arent too clever, out of the 3 x 165 0551's I had I managed 2.755Ghz max.
     
  8. easyrider

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    oops just checked a text file on my lappy now I am at home and indeed its the 0550 UPMW :o

    sorry

    still hope you get a good clock though
     
  9. Mr Jones

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    So basically buying a Opty 170 is like lottery? (If you wanna clock it to 2.8...)

    What about opty 175?
     
  10. easyrider

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    well overclocking in general is a lottery.

    but you have more chance getting 2.8ghz with an opty over a x2

    no point in the 175 at all...
     
  11. w3bbo

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    Same as buying a 170 or a 165. The only difference is the multiplier. It is all luck of the draw but if you keep looking on the forums (i.e not just this one) you will get a fair idea of what steppings are coming out of which etailers. Also it is unwise to assume that because one person gets X.XX clocks from a stepping that you will be guaranteed the same. An online auction is a good place to search but be very carefull as its also used to get rid of poor clockers as well as genuine ones.
     
  12. easyrider

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    what cooling w3bbo have you got on that opty?

    same stepping as me
     
  13. w3bbo

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    TTBT - naked :cool:

    Needs more vcore than you though for 2.8, 2.85 is the max I could get it stable even though it would boot and run 1mb superPI @ 3gig. The batch is 408L. Currently running at 2.6 with 1.225 vcore (stable).
     
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006
  14. Joe42

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    I have a 175 ccbwe 0550 mpmw and its not great. Currently 2.5 @ 1.45

    Heres a list of good and bad steppings

    What do the last 4 letters mean?
    All other 0550s i've seen are upmw, but mine is mpmw...
     
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006