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so there is a tyan dual socket mobo and a single opteron 6134 for sale for $410. would this be a good value set up to start on big adv folding? i would eventually like to get a 4P setup but in a little limited on cash at the moment.

any idea on what these put out for ppd? would i be able to run just one cpu until i get a second and will it let me run different cpus?

thanks in advance for the input
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I have no real experience on these but, I will repeat what I have heard/read.

You can run this as a single processor setup.
You can run different speed of processors of the same family. (Bulldozer with Bulldozer, and Magny cours with Magny cours , however Bulldozer with Magny cours wont work). the board will bring the faster processor to the speed of the slower processor.

PPD on a single 6134 I have no idea, but PPD on 4 * 6134 is around 250K~275K so I would guess 100K~ give or take a few points. (I am really guessing here). The single processor I don't belive that would even be able to complete big/huge adv in time.
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IIRC, the price difference between a 2p and 49 motherboard isn't much - probably a better idea to go for a 4p motherboard and only 2 CPUs, since it gives you that option to expand toa  4p in the future.

 

Unless of course it's a combo deal, in which case ignore what I've said above. I don't know much about 2p performances - 16 cores is the requirement for -bigadv WUs, so with a moderate OC, you should be able to make them, so sounds worth it. :)

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keep in mind that the requirements for the bigadv units is going to change over time though. a 2p with an overclock might work for a a couple of months to a year but much beyond that it probably wont be able to keep up. So long term investing in a 4p board with 2 CPUs is probably a better idea
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yeah i eventually want a 4P board, but its a combo deal for a used tyan 2P board and a single 6134. im just not sure if its worth it to get that cpu with a 2P board or just wait for good deals on 6128s and spend the cash on a 4P supermicro board.
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With the CC in mind, I wanna say the 2p, but the 4p makes more sense.

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yeah i eventually want a 4P board, but its a combo deal for a used tyan 2P board and a single 6134. im just not sure if its worth it to get that cpu with a 2P board or just wait for good deals on 6128s and spend the cash on a 4P supermicro board.

Save your money a 2P running 6128's will not even come close to completing a 8101 on time even if you could OC a tyan motherboard which you can not OC it still woud not make the deadline. A 4P running 6128's @ 2.4Ghz completes a 8101 in 1.54 days a 2P 6128 rig at 2Ghz will not stand a chance.
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guess ill still try to get another 570 for my rig and fold with that too for right now. in October though im getting a fairly large bonus so that will be when my 4P rig gets started i guess
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