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Old 03-01-2006, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i planned to go with a AMD 64 3700+ san diego but most people here seem to say that the opteron is better if you overclock. i have never OCed myself so how much more speed can you get from lets say a opteron 148?

do you get more preformance for your money if you overclock?

does overclocking worn out your CPU faster than normally?

and where can i find technical information on the opetron? i have searched the AMD web site but the only things i found are some stiupid articles about how AMD has a vision to connect the people on earth...

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Old 03-01-2006, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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overclocking make the warrenty be deleted, and will shorten the life span i dont know about performance

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Old 03-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well when you OC you are making your computer faster. So you are getting more performace for your money. You could make a $300 cpu perform as well as a $1000 cpu.

Also you just have to make sure you use a safe amount of volts and proper cooling and your CPU should last you as long as you will need.
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Opertons are specially selected chips that use higher quality components so it is more suited to take heavy loads. That's why they cost a little more than their Athlon counterparts. They generally overclock further. A single core opteron will almost CERTAINLY get 2.6ghz, probably 2.8. A few of them go to 3ghz.

The main reason for overclocking is to get better performance from a less expensive processor.

It'll 'wear out' faster if you increase the voltage, but as long as you're reasonable about it, you shouldn't be doing any kind of noticeable damage.


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