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gbowne1

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I would like to find a motherboard.mainboard that will have two sockets for a pair of AMD 64 X2 6000+ to 6400+ processors that can handle RAID and SATA. It will also need to handle 8gb of RAM.. and run Windows Vista 64bit OEM. I have four 1 TB SATA drives.

My only other option is to get a dual chip board that will handle two Opteron chips.

This will be a printing, file and media server.. housing my MP3's, videos, documents, etc.

That would bring me to my next question. What's the fastest & newest Opteron?

Unless someone has another suggestion.. I just need a dual chip board.

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I would like to find a motherboard.mainboard that will have two sockets for a pair of AMD 64 X2 6000+ to 6400+ processors that can handle RAID and SATA. It will also need to handle 8gb of RAM.. and run Windows Vista 64bit OEM. I have four 1 TB SATA drives.

My only other option is to get a dual chip board that will handle two Opteron chips.

This will be a printing, file and media server.. housing my MP3's, videos, documents, etc.

That would bring me to my next question. What's the fastest & newest Opteron?

Unless someone has another suggestion.. I just need a dual chip board.

Greg




Amd X2's are not capable to do such. You will have to get some type of Opteron setup.

Only Server boards and chips allow that to work.

The newest opteron I believe is the Shanghai quad chips and the ones below that would be the barcelona quads.


For dual you have opteron santa rosa, opteron Italy, and 3 different series ranging from 1000, 2000, and 8000..
Read here..

http://www.amd.com/u...6_14266,00.html


I just realized that you will only be using this for home use correct for printing, file and media server?

If it is for home use and not Business related you can really get by with a regular Desktop setup. You would not have to buy server grade hardware.

You could even get by with a HIGHER END dual core pc, but I would suggest a quad core setup which would be 1 single cpu..

Edited by jrm20, 24 January 2009 - 09:47 PM.

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I'll go ahead and do a new post because I edited the one above and I don't think you saw that I edited it.

Seriously you do not need any server related hardware.


Any of these new motherboards will support 12-16gb ram depending on what mobo and chipset it is, you no longer need server boards to get 8gb ram..


Look into the new AMD Phenom II quads with a high end motherboard and get the 8gb of ram that you are wanting + the 64 bit operating system and that will read all of that 8 gigabytes of ram.


If you want to go Intel look at the new Core i7 quads but you will end up paying more because the core i7 boards are usually more plus they require DDR3 ram which is a little bit more than the DDR2 used on amd boards.
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I have everything but the board. I have the drives, the 64bit Vista OEM, etc. I normally keep around a bunch of faster 1 and 2gb DDR2 chips.

The one board I have on my main PC is the ASUS M3A. Unless there's a spec I missed.. it's top limit is 8gb.

I'll look around for some Opterons.

Can you get 4 or 8gb RAM in DDR2 or does that require DDR3?

I normally always buy ASUS boards.. but I heard Intel makes some good boards.

I have close to 500,000 MP3's (all 128 or 192 quality), 10,000 videos, and I also use my PC for gaming, flight sims (and multiplayer sim through FSX), serving MP3s, printing data I use in manufacturing like 3d Modelling, CAD drafting, Computer Aided Engineering , CAM, storing backups for downloaded software updates, documents. I have to be able to link printing and be able to access files in one source in my home environment.

Is there a AMD 64 X2 that will show up as 6400+ two times under the Processor heading running Vista? I thought they only made up to the 6000+.

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This would be a good server board and it is Asus + supports vista 64 bit aswell.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131141

Has 8 ddr2 slots and supports a max of 16gb, should be able to fit whatever size ddr2 registered server memory in it you want, just make sure to match up the memory banks if you want best performance. On 1 side of the mobo you have 4 slots for 1 cpu and on other side of mobo you have the other 4 slots for the second cpu. Just match them up with the same amount of ram in your case (4gb on 1 side and 4gb on the other side.)


Make sure you get some type of Socket F Opterons to go with that mobo above.
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