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Topic Title: Stability Dual Opteron vs P4 D
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Created On: 08/28/2005 04:32 PM
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 08/28/2005 04:32 PM
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PSUsmoker
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Hi Forum,

I have to set up a terminal server (Win2k3). Now I must decide what kind of CPU(s) will be used.

My prefered solution would be a dual Opteron 244, TYAN board and a strong PSU. The other would be a dualcore P4 830 on an Intel desktop-board (no boards with E7230 available yet here).

The stability is more important than speed /excl.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='excl.gif' />

What would be your choice?

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 08/28/2005 09:51 PM
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AMD Opteron hands down

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 08/29/2005 12:56 AM
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I don't know if there is any LGA775 Motherboards that are aimed at the Workstation and Server market with support for Buffered and ECC Memory Modules, because LGA775 is a Desktop platform that doesn't need those features (Though they also suggest the high end products (Like Dual Core P4EE 3.2 GHz) for the Workstation market), in that case, you should be looking at Xeons. But if you were considering a Pentium D, you could also consider an Athlon 64 X2 for that matter. If you want Opterons, all them support Buffered and ECC Memory Modules that you will probabily want. For the type of stability that you're seeking, even if an Athlon 64 X2 with good quality components can do the job fine and probabily much cheaper, workstation or server class components are what you seem to want, so Opterons are a better option.
 08/30/2005 03:41 PM
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Thank you for your answers. I have ordered all parts today. It will be a normal Athlon 64 4000+ CPU. I did not choose DUAL Core, because I don't know whether our business application supports it well.

The TS will have a maximum of 5 to 8 users running an application that is based on lots of DBF files.

I chose a TYAN Tomcat K8E, so there should be an upgrade-possibility with an dualcore Opteron.

BTW: We ran a five users TS for four years. CPU was an Athlon 1100, MB a MSI K7T-Turbo. No hardware-problems in all four years - surprising.

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 08/30/2005 09:55 PM
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Yue_Hong
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Well, because you are asking at AMD forums and lots of member here are AMD fan like me is one of them. For sure you will get the suggestion to choose the AMD Opteron. But if you ask in the Intel forum, you will get the different story.

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 09/02/2005 06:39 PM
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leexgx
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what intel forum /rolleyes.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='rolleyes.gif' />

nice motherboard
http://www.tyan.com/products/html/tomcatk8e.html' ">http://www.tyan.com/products/html/tomcatk8e.html

i recomended the x2 my self just coes of the muti users but i guess if you been running on an 1100ghz cpu then an 4000+ should be fine

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