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post #1 of 9
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Going into a S2885 (Tyan Thunder K8W)

Low load, large file file server (SMB, FTP). Some web app hosting (W2K3 SP1, IIS, SQL, mostly ASP.net).

No overclocking (this is a 24x7 machine) and I don't want to have to worry about it...

Should I just go cheapest possible?
(242)

Or would I notice much difference in stepping up to a 244 or 246 just running as stock chips?
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post #2 of 9
244 = 1800Mhz
246 = 2000Mhz over a 10% increase
So depending on the loads you expect the 244 should be fine but if the price increase isn't that much faster is always better.
    
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You can get 240s (1.4GHz) for like $75 each on ebay, a hell of a deal if you ask me. Should be plenty for light server work.
    
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post #4 of 9
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Only $75?

Might be worth it. If load demands, can always go better later. (At $75 each, I almost don't care if they suck and I only have to use them for a helf a year or so..)

Edit: Just bid $110 on two of em. See how it goes
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Yeah I know... I have no need for a server, but it just seems like too good of a deal to pass up.
    
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post #6 of 9
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Almost like free procs.. heh.

I can always dump them into ***-cheap MBs later and build some crap low end systems when I upgrade this system.
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post #7 of 9
but aren't dual socket 940 mobos expensive? I'd think getting a 3000+ on ebay for $120 and a cheap mATX mobo would be in the price range, and get done what you need.
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MSI has a dual socket 940 board for like $100.
    
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post #9 of 9
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Got me. I traded some old CD burners, RAM and an old, homemade wireless antenna for this one. I would guess it retails for more than I will spend on this chips
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