OT: Upgrade feasibility, to AMD64/5.x.x or to stay i386/4.9 on AMD64 hardware?

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Mon Oct 18 15:01:16 PDT 2004

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 03:19:40PM -0400, Communications Machine wrote:
> Here's what we're proposing for the new hardware:
> AMD Athlon64 - 3200+ (Socket 754 - I know, but it's cheap)
> MSI K8T-FSR (VIA Chipset)
> 2048MB DDR400 Non-ECC RAM

In my experience trying to put more than 1GB RAM in a socket-754 mainboard
is asking for trouble. This type of board is incredibly picky about its
memory, especially when using more than two DIMMs.

An Opteron platform may be a better choice here.

Francois Tigeot

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