Re: Opteron or Athlon 64 FX?
>On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 01:22:00AM -0500, Marc D.M. wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 19:57 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> > On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 10:11:52PM -0500, Marc D.M. wrote:
>> > > On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 20:44 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
>> > > > On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 06:58:10PM -0500, Marc D.M. wrote:
>> > > > > On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 18:19 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> > > > > > scan, retouch, and store pictures from a digital camera
>> > > > > > watch DVDs on my big drafting monitor
>> > > > > > transfer my old VHS tapes to DVD and edit out commercials.
>> > > > > > (dream-on) filter out the snow since some where recorded
>> > > > > > off-air (antenna).
>> > > > > >
>> > > > Can you comment on anything you run on both the opterons and the AMD64,
>> > > > how the performance differes in a real-world sense? If you were
>> > > > building a combined server/workstation or straight workstaiton would you
>> > > > choose the opteron or the AMD64?
>> > justification for doing the video VHS->DVD transfer is if it cheaper to
>> > get a more power computer to do it (compared to whatever it takes to run
>> > Java and Flash in Mozilla) than to just by a DVD recorder to do the
>> > transfer. Is this valid, or would the DVD recorder be cheaper?
>> Any sempron you buy today will be plenty fast enough for editing photos
>> and audio. And if you get a half-decent video card with its own memory,
>> you'll be playing games and editing video.
>> Get the best Amd64 you can afford and no less tha 1GB ram. You'll be
>What about the merits of ECC memory? My previous computers have always
>had it and the hardware-HOWTO says to always use it. Now, it seems,
>that if one wants ECC they have to go Opteron. What has changed? Is
>generic memory so reliable that ECC is no longer necessary? How do the
>errors that ECC would normaly fix show themselves?
I have bought myself an AMD Sempron Processor a year ago - this
processor does not support ECC memory, so I had to buy non-ECC.
Till now I haven't noticed any problems with memory - as I use the testing
Debian sometimes some app crashes, but the system itself have never
hanged-up nor had any other memory relatred problems.
My memory if from Kingston.