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post #14771 of 19792
I've been eying it for awhile but that's a hefty investment to make. Maybe a C32 board and put hex cores in it, a lot easier on the wallet that way.
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I was thinking about getting a quad G34 mobo, but Windows XP Professional x64 is good for only 2 physical processors. After that, you have to license per processor from Microsoft which would cost an arm and a leg.

I'll probably go with one of the $390 dual processor G34 boards and 2 octocore Opteron 6128s. between the mobo and 2 processors, you're talking less than $1000 for 16 physical cores. And, I heard they can be OCed. So, I might can get 16 cores to 3.xGHz with dual liquid cooling setups and a 1500W EPS12V PSU.

Let's hope the tax refund is big this year!!
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post #14773 of 19792
Or... go get Win 7. It can't be that difficult for you.
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Or... go get Win 7. It can't be that difficult for you.
I have 11 CDs already on the shelf of Windows XP Pro x64. I don't think I'm gonna drop $200 for Win 7 Pro x64. For that, I can put 8-12GB on that mobo
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I have 11 CDs already on the shelf of Windows XP Pro x64. I don't think I'm gonna drop $200 for Win 7 Pro x64. For that, I can put 8-12GB on that mobo
No MSDN or Technet?

And $200 seems a bit high. Pretty sure you;ll find a version a lot cheaper than that.
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No MSDN or Technet?

And $200 seems a bit high. Pretty sure you;ll find a version a lot cheaper than that.
MSDN is about $2500 alone, from what I remember. I haven't had it in several years.

Technet is for Microsoft tech folks. I don't have a MS cert and never will. Useless. Costly.

I probably could find a cheaper Win 7, but I have 2 better alternatives:

1) About 300 Free Linux distros to choose from

2) 11 Already-paid-for Windows XP Professional x64 CDs

I'd rather put the $$$ into the hardware
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Yes, but if you want 4 CPUs, but can't because of XP, then maybe it would be worth trying to sell a couple of XP CDs and getting Win7.
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Yes, but if you want 4 CPUs, but can't because of XP, then maybe it would be worth trying to sell a couple of XP CDs and getting Win7.
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1) About 300 Free Linux distros to choose from
Done.
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Linux isn't great for GPU Folding...
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Excuse me, but when was GPU folding part of the equation there
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