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Originally Posted by justinjja;15399936 
You better be careful underclocking a processor as slow as buldozer,
You might start un-computing data...

Seriously though
What kind of perfomance are you after?
a sandy bridge celleron may work well.


Thats just dumb. But having said that; BD is a poor choice for a low power consumption goal.
You'd be better off with an i3 2100, or newegg has the 1035T x6 for $125 shipped atm. Thats a pretty solid deal for a 95watt 6 core youd have better luck undervolting.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103856
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oh well....
unless something better comes along in the next week, this is what i'm building. I chose the Biostar mobo because the ram slots are positioned for my 2u case (just look at a picture of one). Computer will be running Ubuntu. im going to use it as a multi purpose home server. Firewall, QOS, Squid and file server (prob SMB)


-BIOSTAR H67MU3

-i5-2500T: not i3 because i5 has AES support (prob standard cooling)

-2x4GB DDR3-1600
the mobo is really limited at a max of 8GB and DDR3-1333. I'm hoping to get
a little more speed out of the ram by overclocking the mobo up to 1600 or perhaps some lower timings.

-Intel EXPI9400PTBLK Gigabit NIC.
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i "accidentally" tried to underclock a bulldozer..it didn't take..( i booted with stock phenom multi) 17..bd still was @ 3700..
 
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