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Old 03-16-2006, 08:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Lol.... thow in 4 of the Itay core Opterons for a total of EIGHT CPU's, 16 sticks of DDR400, and your good to go... for only about $20,000

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Old 03-16-2006, 09:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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or you could buy a car...


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Old 03-16-2006, 11:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah, i admit thats a bit overkill. i myself was looking into getting the same setup after visiting Frys Electronics. but, after i looked up, you'd have to run an OS such as linux for something of those stats right? or am i wrong?
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MrZucchiniHead
Not the best idea to build a computer off of a server obo cause no Os can recognize more than 1 CPU,
XP Pro can use 2 CPUs, i'm not sure but I think NT4 and 2000 can too.
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Well, it is a dream system. It is merely an idea at the moment. I will probably change my mind once I do some more research. (...and after AMD reveals their next punch to Intel's Conroe.)

I think that Windows XP 64bit can recognize more than 2CPUs. I think you also need a 64bit OS to recognize more than 4GB of RAM.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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umm, what is this server going to run anyway?

a quad socket 940 mainboard is expensive itself, but you also need 4 X Opterons with 4 way direct connect (800 series, 2 or 1 way won't work on quad boards)

on top of that, you need ECC RAM for socket 940 systems, which is more expensive

and you also need a powerful PSU. there are 4 CPU's in there.

anyway, Windows 2003 will recognise multiple CPU's, and also there should be several Linux OS's that do.

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