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Opteron 146 or A64 3700+ ?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Shetlander, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. Shetlander


    Joined: 12 Jul 2004

    Posts: 347

    Location: Poole Dorset

    Looking to get another CPU and as per the thread title, which one have people had the most luck overclocking.
    Aiming for 2.8Ghz, anything more is a bonus.
    Its probably going to be a recent stepping if that helps.
    Last edited: 16 Jan 2006
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    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,424

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    go for the opty, wish they were available when i got mine :)
  3. teggs


    Joined: 13 Sep 2005

    Posts: 249

    from what i've heard the latest batch of 3700's haven't been clocking too well, although i'm sure some 3700 owners will correct me. with the 146's pretty much everyone has reached 2.8ghz and those who haven't, haven't done so because of other problems such as max htt reached on their mobo.
  4. a1ex2001


    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

    Posts: 13,773

    Location: Here and There...

    I'd go for the opty if you can find one, should hit those sorts of speeds without problems and if your lucky be a little cheaper than the 3700
  5. needmorespeed


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,497

    Location: Harlow, Essex

    my 3700 san diego is a better clocker then my opteron 146
  6. Shetlander


    Joined: 12 Jul 2004

    Posts: 347

    Location: Poole Dorset

    I,ve ordered the 3700. I,ll see how it goes. Hopefully it.ll be better than the 144 its replacing.
    Who knows, at this rate I may end up ordering a 146 by the end of this week as well if they carry on upsetting me like the 144.