Venus Opteron 146 Deals

KristopherKubicki

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johnnqq

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do these need specialy ecc/registered ram? nothing special about these vs an athlon 64 besides the overclock?
 

KDKPSJ

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Originally posted by: johnnqq
do these need specialy ecc/registered ram? nothing special about these vs an athlon 64 besides the overclock?

Yup, except 1MB L2. Standard 939 platform, no ECC/registered, fairly identical to A64 counterpart (3200+ in this case) but with more cache and overclockability.
 

johnnqq

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if they're the same but better, why are some cheaper than regular athlon 64s? do mobos support them "officially?"
 

fbrdphreak

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Depends on the mobo, but most seem to. If it supports X2 it will work fine, just might not be identified properly. Definitely get the latest BIOS update.
 

KristopherKubicki

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Just a few clarifications...

These are not dual core chips. They are Opteron Socket 939, meaning they do not need ECC/registered memory either. The big cache is nice though.

Kristopher