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Old 01-08-2007, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dual core proc choice!!

Help me decide which would benefit my brother more for overclocking-

athlon x2 3800 socket 939- 185$
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80721-1

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AMD opteron 170 dual core- 188$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103586

thanks in advance- hunter
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the opteron for sure
imo opterons are the kings of 939
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i vote 3800, thats just cuz i have one too, single core tho, its slammin
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Yep, opterons are great overclockers.
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hmm....opteron was what i was leaning towards anyways....
any other comments??
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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opteron, but get a 165.
everything i have ever read says they are better overclockers than the 170, though they are both good.
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the 165 is not dual core though right? my bro wants a dual core....hes into big time editing of photos and videos...
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the 165 is a dual core
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Ya it is just at 1.8ghz. But I am sure he could get it up close to the oc limitations of the 170 also.
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