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Old 05-12-2006, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you think paying $71 more for a 170 compared to a 165 is beneficial when comparing there OC abilities? Will you see a noticable perfermance increase with the 170 or roughly the same?

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they should hit the same max overclock. AMD's procesors at the moment seem mostly limited by motherboard capabilities and cooling when it comes to overclocking. if both are up to scratch they all seem to be able to hit roughly the same max
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how hot will the OC chips run idle and under load with an HSF and good case air flow?
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that can't be said. i myself would probably buy the 170 if i could afford it but i honestly think the 165 is far better value and probably a better overall choice
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I wasn't looking for a precise temp, but will it run safe OC'd how do the temps vary with the chips

I'm thinking of purchasing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
with thermal greese

and my case has two 120mm fans and a side 80mm fan

I'm just trying to figure out if paying the extra $71 is worth it
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I would go with the 165 if I were you. It has more a better performance/price ratio... Bang for the buck...lol
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What if i was to throw in the 3800+ x2, then what do I choose?
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Opteron still becuase it has more cache....

and It OC's better...

and it sounds cool
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OPTERON ALL THE WAY. and yes the 165.
and that seems to be the common choice of aftermarket HSF, and for thermal paste get arctic silver 5.
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I have the opteron 175, and that same heatsink with as5, and My Idle temps are around 27 C


I have mine to 2.5 GHz with stock voltages.....

gotta play around with my ram before I go up some more..
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