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Topic Title: Memory configuration forThunder K8WE.
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Created On: 08/21/2006 06:04 PM
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 08/21/2006 06:04 PM
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setterbone
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I have motherboard Thunder K8WE S2895, 1 x Opteron 275 and 2 x 1 GB DDR.
Memory configuration:
CPU 1, 1GB on DIMM A1,
CPU 1, 1GB on DIMM A2.

Now, I woul like to add a processor and memory.
I will have Thunder K8WE S2895, 2 x Opteron 275 and 2 x 1 GB DDR + 2 x 2GB DDR.

How shall I configure memory for the best performance?

A.
CPU 1, 1GB on DIMM A1
CPU 1, 2GB on DIMM A2,
CPU 2, 1GB on DIMM A1,
CPU 2, 2 GB on DIMM A2.

Or

B.
CPU 1, 1GB on DIMM A1
CPU 1, 1GB on DIMM A2,
CPU 2, 2GB on DIMM A1,
CPU 2, 2 GB on DIMM A2.

Or

C.
CPU 1, 2GB on DIMM A1
CPU 1, 2GB on DIMM A2,
CPU 2, 1GB on DIMM A1,
CPU 2, 1 GB on DIMM A2.

How shall I continue in adding other 2GB DDR modules?

Could anybody give me guidlines?
 08/22/2006 01:48 PM
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I'd prefer C or B, NOT A.

"A" will not work for 128bit memory access (often called dual-channel) and decrease performance.
"C" might be best because you can also run the system with memory at the first CPU only and - depending on the load balancing logic - this CPU might be hit first with demanding tasks.

So my suggestions: Prefer C, use B if you like, don't use A

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  Ghostrider

·CPUs - 2*Opteron 246
·Mainboard - Tyan Thunder K8W S2885ANRF
·RAM - 4*Corsair TwinX1024RE-3200LL (4GB, 8*512MB, DDR400, 2-3-2)
·Graphics - HIS IceQ-II X800Pro
·HDD - Western Digital Raptor WD740GD, 74GB, 10k
·RAID - 3Ware 7850, 64bit PCI, 8chn hardware RAID
·RAID-HDDs - 5*WD800JB
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 08/23/2006 02:25 PM
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setterbone
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quote:

Originally posted by: derGhostrider
I'd prefer C or B, NOT A.

"A" will not work for 128bit memory access (often called dual-channel) and decrease performance.
"C" might be best because you can also run the system with memory at the first CPU only and - depending on the load balancing logic - this CPU might be hit first with demanding tasks.

So my suggestions: Prefer C, use B if you like, don't use A



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