- 90nm Venus 67W
- 1MB L2 Cache
Awesome Overclock 08/01/2006
This review is from: AMD Opteron 144 Venus Single-Core 1.8GHz Socket 939 67W OSA144BNBOX Processor
This chip is awesome! The best bang for the buck for overclocking. I am running 2.59GHz (288MHz x 9) stable (ran Prime95 12 hours w/o errors). The only drawback is that I had to throttle back my RAM to a 266MHz (DDR) clock.
Even still, I get killer frames in BF2 and Oblivion (avg. 55 each) with all the setting on high and AA 2x using an ATI X800XT PE AGP 8x with stock settings (520MHz core, 1120MHz mem).
Do your research to find out which mobos and RAM are good overclockers before you purchase this so you can get the most out of it.
Also, the stepping on these is very relevant on how far you can push them (although you are almost guaranteed at least a 500MHz overclock with a decent mobo and RAM).
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