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    Default Opteron 144

    okay, im a geek with a small wallet.
    i read in Custom PC that the opteron 144, for socket 939 (fits any Athlon 64 motherboard) is very similar to the FX-57 in architecture, and that it would overclock from 1.8 ghz to 2.6 ghz air cooled with no problems, and people can clock them up to 3 ghz air cooled.

    sounds like a dream come true, as it only costs 95

    has anyone experienced this for themselves?

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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    Yes, it is very true. I have a friend with a Opteron 148 and it goes to 2.8GHz on stock voltage and he has seen 3.0GHz on air @ 1.65v. They are phenominal chips. THe only problem is that AMD did not intent them to end up in desktops and have ceased production. If you really want one, it is a good idea to get one soon. Otherwise, you will only be able to get used ones in the near future.
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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    Opterons, being server chips, have to go through more rigorous requirements. This results in some major overclockability, but as Casecutter said you won't be able to get them very easily for much longer so get one now if you're going to.

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    Talking Re: Opteron 144

    thanks guys.

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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    bollocks! theyre getting sold out everywhere.

    some random company i paid is now sold out, and im trying to cancel the order, dispite the vague assurance thy are getting more stock in february

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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    Well, Mine deals with the Opteron 165 so I didn't want to make another new thread to add to the mess.
    I'm going to get the 165, but if I can get buy with OEM I would like to. Who knows what the stock heatsink/fan for the Opteron series is? Are they the same as the Athlon 64's? I'd rather just switch it over and save $20 on a hsf I don't need.

    EDIT: I went with the retail version just for the 3 year warranty. Accidents happen :-)
    Last edited by eat@joes; 01-26-2006 at 12:20 AM.

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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    Quote Originally Posted by eat@joes
    Well, Mine deals with the Opteron 165 so I didn't want to make another new thread to add to the mess.
    I'm going to get the 165, but if I can get buy with OEM I would like to. Who knows what the stock heatsink/fan for the Opteron series is? Are they the same as the Athlon 64's? I'd rather just switch it over and save $20 on a hsf I don't need.

    EDIT: I went with the retail version just for the 3 year warranty. Accidents happen :-)
    The stock opteron HSF is a heatpipe cooler similar looking to the A64 one, but with heatpipes sticking out the side. They do a pretty good job for a stock heatsink.
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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    The Opteron cooler is one of the better socket 939 heatsink/fans out there. It's not quite as good as an XP-90 or XP-120, but it's pretty good.

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    lol - i wish id known about the good stock cooler.

    iv already bought a gigabyte g-power cooler. thinking that the stock one would suck, like they usually do.
    ah well, it looks lots cooler!

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    Default Re: Opteron 144

    Mine came today actually. The cooler looks very efficient. I have one predicament though. I'm not sure if I feel like cleaning off the paste they put on the heatsink to put a new layer of AS-5 or should I just leave the stock thermalpaste they use. Half says that the AS-5 would make better contact and cool a bit better, but my other half says I'm very lazy and the stock goop will be just fine. Mind you I won't be overclocking yet since my mobo doesn't have any good bios optimizations.

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