Why opterons (i'm not against them)

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Daemon Poster
at first i was dumb and i thought all opterons were for servers. ok so now i know only some opterons are for servers. i want to get an opty for my next build cuz everyone says they're fast if u overclock them, and in some cases they could be faster than the FX-60?? are they really faster than the AMD X2 line of proccessors. and if they are so fast why does not everyone use the opterons. my first build is not that great but its ok. so should i put an opty in my next build as opposed to other proccessors?

CASE: 10-Bay BIO II 20+4 Pin ATX Window Case w/450-Watt PS (Blue), http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLU-CP601-2&cat=CAS

OPTICAL DRIVES: Pioneer dvr-111 dvd burner/tdk cd burner, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827129001

FAN CONTROLLER W/COLD CATHODE LIGHTS: VANTEC NXP-301 Controller, Panel, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813999506

HARD DRIVES: Maxtor 200gb SATA 8mb cache 7200 rpm/Maxtor 80gb ATA133 8mb cache 7200 rpm, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144012

PROCCESSOR: Pentium 4 506 LGA775 1mb L2 cache 2.66ghz overclocked to 3.2ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116224

MOTHERBOARD: ECS p4m800-M7 socket LGA775 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135206

VIDEO CARD: Asus geforce 6600 128mb agp 4/8x 378/649 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121197R

MEMORY: CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

POWER SUPPLY: Powmax 450 watt 2o+4pin included with case

SOUND CARD: Creative Soundblaster Live 24bit 7.1 channel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102176

KEYBOARD: Saitek Eclipse illuminated gaming keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823175103

MOUSE: Logitech MX518 1600dpi optical gaming mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826104178

MONITOR: SCEPTRE X9WG-NagaV Black 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824112002


In Runtime
Ok so the links are to ur build right now i take it?

Everyone doesnt use opterons for a couple reasons, 1) most mobo companies "say" they dont support them when they do 2) some ppl dont kno about them and think, like u did and me too, that they were for servers.

Opterons are supposed to OC better than Athlons, some say because its cuz of a different silicon or w.e, some say they both have the same silicon jsut the opterons stock settings arent as high as athlons.... who knows.... who cares really, Opterons OC like a crazy... thats all that matters

When you goin to build your new system. I'd wait until end of july, AMD's prices will drop (i dont htink on opterons, but u can get a good X2 for way cheaper) or you can get a Conroe and so far those have been OCin like crazy too
basically not everyone uses opterons because they are not really a mainstream line of processor. being that the opteron denmark core is basically identical to the athlon toledo core with some minor differences, mainly that they are "binned" to higher frequencies and downclocked. in other words they are actually made to run stable at frequencies higher than they are sold at. they are also made from higher quality silicon than the athlons. basically they overclock extremely well and even the lowest clocked opteron has a very good chance of overclocking past the speed of the highest clocked athlon.


Daemon Poster
Except mine, lol. Although this could be due to my BIOS acting strange, according to some things I have read. I might flash it back to default.


Daemon Poster
Personally i would go for the Opteron cause they OC very well (even the 144 Opty's do (which i just ordered))

But as everyone else will probably say, if you want to OC get an Opteron


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Opeterons were made for servers, and they do have higher quality silicon, because servers do a lot of work, and thus need tough parts to handle the stress. For the same reason, they can overclock very well.
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