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Re: [debian-amd64] Re: Recommendations for cheap Linux-compatible Opteron mobo

i have an athlon 64 3000+ and it was giving the same benchmarks as an opteron 1.6ghz with mysql queries per second, for the most part.

so it's good stuff. definately an affordable alternative.

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Peter Cordes wrote:

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 09:13:55AM +0800, Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:
Any recommendations for a relatively cheap Linux-compatible opteron
motherboard? I'm looking forward for acquiring a couple of
single/dual-opteron boards for server stuff.

Why not use a socket 754 Athlon64?  Unless you need a ton of RAM, it should
be fine.  You can use registered ECC memory with them.  The 32bit 33MHz PCI
could be a bottleneck for you, though.  If none of those are a concern, an
Abit KV8Pro or an Asus K8V (or K8V-X if you don't need the extra Promise
SATA) should do nicely.  I eventually decided on the K8V over the KV8Pro,
because I'm not into overclocking (the K8T800Pro chipset has an AGP/PCI
clock lock), and 3 DIMM slots instead of 2 sounded good.  I took a long time
to decide, and eventually it came down to seeing an Analog Devices sound
chip on the K8V, vs. Realtek on the KV8Pro :)  I don't know if Realtek's
sound hw is as cheap as their ethernet (rtl8139 has a crappy programming
interface), but I just needed something to tip the scales one way or the
other :)

For dual opteron, Tyan boards (esp S2881 and 2) aren't cheap, but they're
nice.  (Tyan even _supports_ LinuxBios on them, and has an lm_sensors config
you can download.)

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