Re: MSI K9N Diamond main board?
On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 09:27:32PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> I've emailed Tyan to try to clear this up (nVidia says to talk with
> Tyan since I'm not buying a case of nVidia chips). I've also asked Tyan
> to clear up the CPU: one web page says Opteron only, the other says both
> Opteron only and Athlon.
Well new Opteron 1xx use the same socket as Athlon 64 (and semptron and
X2 and so on) as far as I understand it. I don't know if that means
they no longer use registered memory or not the way the 2xx and 8xx and
old 1xx did.
> Its hard to get the data to do head-to-head comparisions; different
> chipsets are targeted at different audiences and each audience looks at
> different data. For example, the nForce Pro boasts CRC ECC on the PCI
> channels, in addition to solid 24/7 running, reliability, etc. The 590
> boasts great overclocking. I don't overclock. At times I've run a box
> 24/7 only powering down for hardware changes, at others (like now) I
> turn on, do stuff, then turn off. If two boards cost basically the
> same, I'd rather the one where the cost goes into reliability and
> longevity not overclocking headroom and gimmics.
A board with lots of hearroom for overclocking must be very solid at
regular speed in order to have a chance at being reasonable stable when
overclocked. Boards that overclock well tend to be very stable boards
under normal use.