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how cani get a decent dual core 939 system without paying a ton of money?
CHeck out the deals section here, also look on eBay. One member just bought a DFI lanparty SLI mobo, a dual core opteron (165) and 1 GB of performance RAM for $87. I've seen lots of other dual cores going for relatively cheap on ebay. Once you get to the higher end chips, Opty 180/185, FX60, etc. does the price really jump.

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I'm running the 3700+....on the Opteron core temp was higher.
I just checked bios reading and it said 32c which is the same as I get from "cpu" reading in windows( and core temp now that I added 10)
It seems right to me.
And you know in reality that the core is actually a little hotter than that. You might want to tack on another 5C for good measure.
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If 2GB is good for XP, do you think its ok for Win7 also?
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And you know in reality that the core is actually a little hotter than that. You might want to tack on another 5C for good measure.
Someone told me that when you are in bios that the cpu is actually running at like 75%, which I guess doesn't really add up to 32c..... especially at 1.5v and overclocked 550MHz.
How hard do you think the cpu is working while in bios?
Edited by ny_driver - 12/31/09 at 8:44am
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If 2GB is good for XP, do you think its ok for Win7 also?
Nate, absolutely. I've ran Windows 7 with as low as 512MB of memory. My rig at home is running Windows 7 Pro with 2GB of memory and it seems to be pretty smooth.

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If 2GB is good for XP, do you think its ok for Win7 also?
No idea, but from what I've read, 2GB should be ok as long as you're not doing intensive stuff. I think 4 is ideal though.

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Someone told me that when you are in bios that the cpu is actually running at like 75%, which I guess doesn't really add up to 32c.
How hard do you think the cpu is working while in bios?
I think it's @ 100%, why? Who the hell knows? Maybe to get the semiconductors hot enough to function properly.
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I think it's @ 100%, why? Who the hell knows? Maybe to get the semiconductors hot enough to function properly.
well if that's the case then the bios reading would have to be way off, and therefore useless.
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How hard do you think the cpu is working while in bios?
Ny_driver, the bios is definitely not running at full load 100% but I'd say in the vicinity of 60-80% load. I have yet to see documentation that proves this however it appears to be a common thing and pretty much common knowledge.

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Ny_driver, the bios is definitely not running at full load 100% but I'd say in the vicinity of 60-80% load. I have yet to see documentation that proves this however it appears to be a common thing and pretty much common knowledge.

Hope that helps
Do you believe the temperature reading in bios is semi-accurate?
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I was thinking more of the initial start up when everything runs @ 100% for a few seconds, then it throttles down.

No idea why. lol
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Nate, absolutely. I've ran Windows 7 with as low as 512MB of memory. My rig at home is running Windows 7 Pro with 2GB of memory and it seems to be pretty smooth.

Hope that helps
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No idea, but from what I've read, 2GB should be ok as long as you're not doing intensive stuff. I think 4 is ideal though.
Sweet, thanks guys. If I can get a hold of a regular Win7 key, I'll try it. I have a beta disk sitting here, but I don't want to have to do another reformat in 3 months. I'll also try with 3GB just for kicks, using my old 2x512mb Corsair Valueselect kit.
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