I just changed from the AMD x2 4400+ to the Opteron 180 (which is the Opteron similar to the x2 4800+ but faster and somewhat more hardy)-
It is currently residing in my 'puter oc’ed slightly to 2502 and running at a very stable 87f-
I got it as a new boxed cpu with heatsink/fan offa ebay for $175 shipped-eh!![/QUOTE]
That sounds like a pretty good deal. I am using an AS Rock 939 Dual-SATA2 in my test PC. I have the daughter board, which is an AM2 with four DDR2 RAM slots. This great for testing DDR and DDR2 RAM as well as Socket 939 and AM2 CPU’s. I have two HD’s, one with Vista Ultimate 64Bit SP-1 and the other with XP Pro Corp.64Bit SP-2. I always play ring around the motherboard. The CPU I get, if I like it, will then go into a motherboard I will buy for my main PC, and that one will go into the PC in my shop, which will in turn go into a tower a cheap sale or give away to a friend who wants to get a first PC. This motherboard will support an Opteron 185, but I like what you got. The 185’s are all over $250.00. Who is buying those old CUP’s for that much dinar o? Thanks for the tip. Also this MB is extremely overclockable for both CPU and RAM!