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    dual processor platform

    I threw together an AM2 platform with an FX-62, DFI mobo, and 2x1GB Corsair DDR2 800 DIMMs. It's only about $1200 for the whole package. However, some reviews have stated that AM2 offers only a marginal performance increase over the 939 platform. Anyone used AM2 that can share their experience?
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    dual processor platform

    I read a couple of reviews regarding a dual processor system and while it performs similar to a dual core, ECC memory eventually slows the system down. Also, in benchmarks it appears that a fast dual-core system can produce the same performance results as a dual-processor platform...without the ECC overhead. Hmmm...may need to revise my plans a bit.
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    dual processor platform

    Yeah, that was the only thing I could think of...if they are slow to communicate then it could drag everything down. I need to do more research and see if that has been documented. That is the downfall of these server boards....no bells and whistles. Asus and Gigabyte both make dual-socket boards....but they're for Intel and AM2 :sad:
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    dual processor platform

    I found some PQI 2x1GB...not a brand I've heard much about but PQI is on the DFI recommended list so I suppose I'll give it a shot. Brought down the cost by $100 or so.
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    dual processor platform

    I don't understand...how could two 3.0GHz processors become the bottleneck? Please explain.
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    dual processor platform

    I hope it turns out as well as I believe...what's killing me is the cost of memory or the lack of 2GB kits. I'm gonna get the processors, mobo, and case first and leave the memory and video card last. Hopefully by that time the prices will have come down and they will have worked out the bugs on the 8800GTX...hopefully.
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    dual processor platform

    Yes, it is an extreme gaming machine I wanted to go with Tyan, but none of their boards had the specs I wanted. With that said, this board is SLI capable, but I'm sure the BIOS is stripped down for server use. Doubtful there are any goodies like DFI...probably more like Gigabyte. However, I don't want to go SLI so I thought this might work. As far as C2D...I'm an AMD fanboy...no Intel for me please I'm definitely going to research the pants off of this...it's going to be a $3500 expenditure so I want to get it right the first time around. I'll see if there is a Tyan board with the specs I want (1000MHz bus, PCI-e, and Nvidia chipset) in the meantime. Hope to have this badboy together by late February. Why do this you ask?? Cause I want the meanest, greenest, gaming puter on the planet...within my budget anyway
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    dual processor platform

    I want to go all out and build a dual processor system. I haven't built anything like this before and I don't know much about two of the components I'll be using. Here are the system specs: CHENMING CMUI-601AEB-W Black 1.0mm SECC Server Computer Case SUPERMICRO H8DCE-O Dual Socket 940 NVIDIA nForce4 Professional 2200 Extended ATX Server Motherboard AMD Opteron 256 Troy 3.0GHz Socket 940 Processor Model OSA256BLBOX Kingston 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) ECC Registered Dual Channel Kit Server Memory Model KVR400S4R3AK2/1G eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card NEC Display Solutions FP2141SB-BK Black 22" CRT Monitor 2 × D-Sub ARCTIC COOLING AF8025 80mm Case Fan - Retail I plan to get 2 Opty 256, 4 Kingston 1GB kits, and 5 of the case fans. I wanted 2x1GB memory kits, but none are available...none from a reputable brand anyway. I am not very familiar with the SuperMicro mobo or the Chenming case. Anyone here use these items before and if so what are your thoughts/experiences?
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    do i need new bios?

    What's the error messages you get when the BSOD occurs? Have you tried a CMOS clear?
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    Four solid LED's No Post - Nada

    This may be a clue... No power to the memory means no go Do you have a different set of DIMMS you could try if the CMOS clear and minimum build fail?
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    new chipset fan

    Thanks
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    How many DFI-based computers have you built?

    I have built just one DFI according to the "rulez"..but, but, but...I have changed CPUs three times, changed my RAM, my PSU, my optical and magnetic drives, did some light modding, changed out the fans twice, and gave it a good spit shine...so shouldn't I qualify for 3 builds?? Shouldn't I? Shouldn't I?????? :sad:
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    My wife is bored

    What about that Bubblebreaker game that everyone has on their cellphones and PDA's? I played that game on a friend's PDA and I wouldn't give it back to him lol. I imagine she'd like that
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    8800GTX Temperature Concerns

    55C is not even close to the danger zone for a GPU. In particular, you would expect that card to run about 60C idle so 55C is pretty good in my opinion. Frozen could be bad drivers, not necessarily temperature related. Newegg buyers have been complaining about driver issues since this thing came out. eVGA should be releasing updated driver soon...they usually stay on top of this kind of thing.
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    unanswered temperature questions

    You would think that manufacturers would devise a more accurate and efficient way to report temperature values. Yet, most people aren't buying a computer to overclock the hell out of them, so those that do just have to deal with the lack of innovation. Eventually though, they will need to come up with something better. The 65nm architecture is already proving to be significantly hotter than it's 90nm predecessor and if they hope to go smaller, they need to solve the heat problem.
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