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 02/28/2006 08:48 PM
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Hey guys well I kno that i have been going on and on asking about the 165, but now I am reconsidering for a 170. My question is, do they have the SAME or BETTER Overclocking ability as the 165's? I am looking to go for the 170 because its stock speed is a bit higher, just in case overclocking the thing would go south. Well Thnx guyz

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170.. then you won't be wondering afterwards whether you should have got it

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 02/28/2006 09:08 PM
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I would get it because the 10x multi rounds numbers out, I'm lazy like that. They will hit within about 100-200mhz of each other.

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 02/28/2006 09:11 PM
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the random variation is more than the 165/170 difference, if there is one...
but 10x is helpful
i got lucky with 300x9 1:1 (IF IT CAN GET STABLE... it used to be! but 270-280x10 is a better bet

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 02/28/2006 09:20 PM
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i've got one and really like it like az said the 10 mult is nice mines at 2.7 and just put a wc on my box to go higher also have a 148 in my sig thats not too bed either but like the dual core better

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I always had a thing about the 9x multi. I don't like it very much and always tried to stop myself buying a 165, but from what I've seen, the extra cost of the 170 might not be worth it just for a 10x multi and 200Mhz which you can get so easily. Dual cores are already quite expensive, but hey, if you have the cash, the 170 is a great choice. Decent stock clocks, 10x multi -- a little more OC-friendly, easier on the mobo (not having to really stress it out hardcore with super-ridiculous HTT speed all the time), and the possibility of having that little extra headroom... it's worth it if you can afford it.
 02/28/2006 10:46 PM
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OH get the 170 it is great I am at 280x10 and it is sooo sweet !! I know I could get more if I could find some better ram . but so far so good .

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 02/28/2006 11:27 PM
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What's the big deal with a 9x multiplier? I'm doing just fine with it, and I get to brush up on my 9 times table.

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 02/28/2006 11:28 PM
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they just cant handle it
2826!?
what voltage

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I'm at 1.53v. This ram has been driving me a little crazy as of the past week though. It not really all that stable, and at first I figured it was me bumping up the cpu a little more, but dropping it back to 2808 didn't fix anything, which should have because I was 100% stable at that. So I've been playing with the more exotic timing in the bios, I think I'm getting closer. I hope anyway.

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quote:

Originally posted by: engelwolf
I'm at 1.53v. This ram has been driving me a little crazy as of the past week though. It not really all that stable, and at first I figured it was me bumping up the cpu a little more, but dropping it back to 2808 didn't fix anything, which should have because I was 100% stable at that. So I've been playing with the more exotic timing in the bios, I think I'm getting closer. I hope anyway.


yeah me too
whats no fun with tccd is there are no conservative settings, because too high of timings cause as many errors as too low of timings.

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 03/01/2006 01:27 AM
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I have an Opty 170 @ 2890mhz on air; had an Opty 165 same stepping and had it stable at only 100MHZ approx lower maybe 150 Mhz(cant recall)
Basically it boils down to if you think the xtra cost of the 170 is worth only getting 100-150mhz more. and stock to stock I think the average person would not even be able to tell the difference in 200mhz. It is also the luck of the draw as well. You may get a 165 that ends up overclocking further than a 170 or you may get one that doesnt. If you are worried that the 165 will not provide you with enough assurance to get what your looking for then I would get the 170.

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 03/01/2006 10:19 AM
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thnx guys for all of the replies...when i was starting the topic i basially knew that i was going for a 170, i just wanted some last minute assurances. Well Thnx

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