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Dan Irwin
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      12-24-2003, 05:47 PM
what's the difference between the athlon64 and the opetron?

is it worth upgrading from a 1.7 ghz with a 400mhz bus

i was thinking of getting the "Tyan Thunder K8W" (pci-x is a must) is this good?

how out of date is that mobo?

and lastly can i use it leaving one of the dual sockets empty?


thank you for you help,

dan

p.s.

i wasn't sure where 2 post this. is anyone knows of a better board please tell me
 
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Wes Newell
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      12-24-2003, 09:11 PM
On Wed, 24 Dec 2003 09:47:56 -0800, Dan Irwin wrote:

> what's the difference between the athlon64 and the opetron?
>

http://www.amd.com

The main diff is that the memory bus width on the A64 is 72bit while it's
144bit on the Opteron.

> is it worth upgrading from a 1.7 ghz with a 400mhz bus
>

I think that's entirely up to you. it will be a lot faster though.

> i was thinking of getting the "Tyan Thunder K8W" (pci-x is a must) is
> this good?
>

Don't know, but if you're not goign to use SMP, why pay for it.

> how out of date is that mobo?
>

Since it's new technology, it can't be too far out of date.

> and lastly can i use it leaving one of the dual sockets empty?
>

Yes.

You can get an A64 MB for about $80. Double or triple that
for an Opteron SMP MB.

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Jared Richardson
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      12-26-2003, 09:35 PM
> > i was thinking of getting the "Tyan Thunder K8W" (pci-x is a must) is
> > this good?
> >

> Don't know, but if you're not goign to use SMP, why pay for it.
>
> > how out of date is that mobo?
> >

> Since it's new technology, it can't be too far out of date.
>


FYI, the rev of this board I have does ~not~ have USB 2.0 Other than
that it rocks tho... very stable, very fast



 
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