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post #21 of 27
i think opterons are dual core but my mobo dont support opterons im stuck with socket 939 athlon64 athlon64FX or x2 .. so im screwed maybe i should go back to intel lol.. yea right!
post #22 of 27
Mate, If your Motherboard supports Athlon X2's which are Dual cores you will be fine with bothe Single core and Dual core Opterons.
post #23 of 27
Dual core optys rule. I am having issues with my Mobo so the highest I have got my 165 to go is 2.5 GHz. My 3700+ Venice at 2.6 GHz got 1008 on CPU test 3dmark06. Opty at 2.5 GHz got 1812. That is dual core power.
Most people are clocking their 165 much higher than 2.5. Get an opty and don't look back.
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Is there a reason to why I shouldn't use a Server motherboard?
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Server motherboards are usually great but some of them don't let you use PCI Express graphics cards (biggest problem) and they rarely have overclocking features. They are usually more expensive than regular personal computer motherboards. Some of them have a lot of PCI-X (not PCI-E) slots and might not have regular PCI. You should also make sure it has integrated IDE or SATA controllers and not SCSI.

I just remembered, you have to use registered memory too. $$.
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lets look at it this way. my opty stock 1.8 GHz........overclocked to 3.0 GHz.

you don't want a server motherboard. they are expensive. you can do just as much w/ a s939 opty and a good desktop motherboard. as long as your processor is s939, any s939 motherboard will work for it, wether it says supported or not (it just so happens that MSI supports optys, yay).

and as mr enterprise has said, dual core opty's are x2's w/ more cache to rock out w/ your glock out...
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