1. I'm working about cad/cam/simulation on engineering programs and I was wondering if Opteron 145 dual core or higher can use on any 939 mobo , for example--my new MSI-K8NGM2-FID, without flashing the lastest bios or not. Because It was said support CPU Type Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64/Athlon X2 but not Opteron.(I'll build my own by starting with nothing).
2. Which one is the best for me, comparative with cost
Athlon 64 3200+ Venice(I bought it as $171, but I can return)
Opteron UP 146 2.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 1GHz FSB, Socket 939, 67W, 47.5A, PIB? http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductD...ourceID=k15506
. It's the same cost.
3.PIB is Processor In Box, right? Is it include Fan/Heatsink when they said Retail or PIB CPUs?
Thank you in advance.