[TriLUG] AMD and reliability
fischer at 4pi.com
Mon Aug 1 16:14:11 EDT 2005
I have had good luck with Tyan motherboards for AMD chips. I have had good
luck with Asus motherboards for any processor.
At 04:08 PM 8/1/2005, you wrote:
>On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 15:29 -0400, Greg Brown wrote:
> > Has anyone on the list has the same misfortune with AMD that I have
> > had? Perhaps I am returning too quickly to the comfortable world of
> > Intel.
>You are indeed not alone, but similarly my "bad" experiences only have a
>correlated and not necessarily causal relationship to the AMD chips by
>themselves. Also it has been many years since I have used AMD systems.
>I _have_ had great luck running a basic desktop P4-2GHz system with a
>matching Intel mobo nearly 24x7 (often at 100% load with folding at home or
>other things) for over 3 years without problems. Just my basic home
>Though the talk in the HPC world that I know of and some of the vendor
>presentations I've been to imply that the Xeon and Itanium chips have
>been hitting problematic heat and power consumption levels. Not that
>this would be trouble for most users, just requires more environmental
>support in dense deployments. Opterons appear to be the overwhelming
>choice for 64-bit HPC systems.
>I'm considering getting a dual-Opteron system for myself in the future.
>What would be extremely helpful from fellow TriLUGgers would be
>recommendations for MOBO manufacturers since AMD doesn't make their own.
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