just got a new opteron 165 what oc should i get

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got my self an opteron 165 for 190 including p&p (paying for the steping) the steping is OSA162DAA6CD CCBBE 0610DPMW 143478AC60629 from what i read most peeps on this steping have been getting 2.7/2.8ghz on stock volts , do you think 3 or 3.1ghz on watercooling is a good goal (storm block d5 pump and PA120.3 rad) , my x2 3800 was /is a poor clocker even on my setup only getting 2.5gz with 1.55v on water! even that was'nt prime stable but gamming stable
 
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i'm a little worried i hit the FSB limit on my DFI SLI DR but i have a Forcestake (can;t remmber now lol) which is a large coper heatpipe chipset cooler with a low RPM 120mm fan over it (660RPM) underload dos'nt get much higher than 42c which i hope it helps
 
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not got the CPU yet lol buts its on its way some DFI seems to top out at 315fsb ish which would give me 2.825ghz to get 3ghz or 3.1ghz i would need 334fb and 345fsb which some other DFI sli-DR's have done , but only running a single x1900xt (watercooled as well) and extra cooling on the chipset and power regulators heatsinks i hope i won't hit a brick wall with the motherbaod hole reason i went for this cpu and not a 6600 is the cost of platform change which is not good for a student saving for G80/R600 lol
 
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i'll find out tommor when i pop the chip in , Cooling is there (watercooling , better chipset and PWMIC cooling) good ram (im runnig Cas2.5 at 250mhz on Corsair 2gb PC3500LL pro ram) . as soon as i get to rig i do some steady clocking frist step will be 2.5ghz on stock volts then 2.7ghz then 2.9 with abit extra volts and then after a few hours of gaming i try 3ghz
 
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My 165 hits 2.7ghz under water (poor stepping but according to reviews it's better than the expected 2.5-2.6ghz for that stepping). But for your stepping:

CCBBE 0610DPMW (most consistent for 3GHz +)

So nice one :)
 
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