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Created On: 01/28/2006 08:55 PM
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 01/28/2006 08:55 PM
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64-Bit Man
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Hello everyone. I'm new here and i've looked around in most of the forum now and have learned a lot of new information for my project of building a PC for the first time.

I went to a computer convention today and I had a thought. For those that might think about long lasting computers, would it be wise to (assuming you could afford it) go for a 2xx series Opteron processor and get a Tyan motherboard that do have 2 or more physical CPU slots on board and use one of them for now. Then maybe as applications become more demanding 5+ years from now, you could then get another Opteron 2xx matching CPU and install the other one for a total of two processors on board?

I'm just thinking that investing in this way pretty much assures your motherboard and CPU to last a VERY long time. Also for each CPU, that CPU can address up to 4 GB of RAM...so that's about 8GB total? /ohmy.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='ohmy.gif' />

What are your thoughts on that idea? It's something that crossed my mind, not neccesarily going to do it.
 01/28/2006 09:31 PM
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If your time frame is 5 years, then no, I wouldn't agree. I'd say get a dual core S939 1xx processor now and in 5 years get whatever is current or only 1 generation old. In 5 years, as they say, "everything you now know will be wrong" so to count on an upgrade to 5 year old hardware and thinking it will then be current is somewhat, how shall I put it,...crazy?

Just 1 caveman's opinion!!

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 01/28/2006 09:40 PM
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Yea that's true I suppose. Like I said, that idea isn't something i was going to actually do.
 01/30/2006 02:18 AM
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Stickem
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No matter what you buy today, in 5 years it will be a fossil.
With relative performance continuing to double every 18 months or so, 5 years represents 3 complete product cycles, or an eternity in the computer business.
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