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Topic Title: ZMAXdp with dual core Opterons?
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Created On: 06/19/2006 01:32 PM
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 06/19/2006 01:32 PM
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I need to build a system with -- at least -- 4Gb of RAM and fast CPUs. There is, however, no need for neither the fast disk, nor fast graphics, nor stellar network performance. This is for a home-office, so IWill's ZMAXdp form-factor is quite attractive (both figuratively and literally).

However, IWill's specs only list single-core Opterons as "tested" with ZMAXdp.

Has anyone tried to stuff ZMAXdp with dual-core CPUs and high amounts of memory?

Any other recommendations? Thanks!
 06/19/2006 01:43 PM
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according to the iwill site you linked to the ZMAXdp is not compatible with dual core Opterons, also, it only supports a maximum 2gb of RAM.

If you have your heart set on the dp, I think you should be willing to work within it's limitations. Otherwise, for less money you can build a system with a better upgrade path.

also, a dual opteron X2 system is overkill for a home office, especially if you don't care about fast drives or other components. it just seems silly to have such processing power if you're going to mate it up with a 5400 rpm hard drive.

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