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

Lars Tunkrans lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Mon Oct 18 15:19:36 PDT 2004

Francois Tigeot wrote:
> 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.

Yes Toms hardware has an article on this:


They say that only 3 out of 10 of the  socket 754 mainboards worked
with more than one DIMM.

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