I have just bought from ebay an opty 165 0617FPMW (should be one of those which arrive to 3ghz), installed with AMD hsf (one with heat pipes) and already OC to 2200 (245x9)
, I have the problem of the memory which can do max 208 MHz, so i will pass to lower multipliers.
but i am happy with the results till now, 400mhz more than rated speed with everything on defaults (except bus).
Update: I am already at 2450mhz (272 x 9)
Everything seems ok, but temperature is a bit high, when running 2 instances of sp2004 cpu stress test, the temp arrives to 60*c, but when i stop the stress test, temperature will drop to 47 in less than 2 seconds....
as i said above, i am using the provided amd hsf, but i have the old one i used with my 3200+, which is a Thermaltake Polo 735 all-copper with manual fan-speed front controller, which according to the website can be used for Athlon x2, will it work well with the opterons?
I even arrived to have bus 280 x 9 = 2520 Mhz, 20 minutes and still going 2 sp2004 cpu stress test... but temp is arriving to 62*c.. is it safe?
I tried to reduce memory multiplier below 150 MHz, but before doing the Backing up bios it will reboot...