And I said that things like 3D rendering (which would include Blender) are more workstation applications than they are desktop applications.
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
The games I do rarely play I play in single player vs. the computer mode, which don't require all that much from a system if you aren't running the absolute newest games or demand to run everything on super-high-ultimate settings. The last online multiplayer game I played was the original Counter-Strike, which ran fine on 1 GHz PIIIs.
i think the real clue is "I don't have the game"
and you never be a fan of OFP-CTI or arma2-wafare
you never touch an war game with over 1600 ki's and 128 human players and 10 000 view distance on an 225km² map with the highest skilled KI over the world.
"but I am pretty sure it does not need 12 cores or 64 GB of RAM to run."
need? well it does not need but if you wana do what i wana do in the game you really wana have that stuff because you don't wana die in the game.
in the end arma2 supports 12 cores and 64gb ram i don't care about the minimum pc hardware rate or an optimum hardware rate for the single player missions.
i only care about the maximum on the CTI/wafare multiplayer map with 128 players and 1408 Ki s with all settings on max.
And what are the weaknesses other than the old NVIDIA chipset?
c32 is the next step of the socket f 1207 my last opteron system ;)
so i really know the weakness and i don't wana have that again.
No need to shell out a bunch of money for C32 heatsinks. You can most likely reuse your Socket F heatsinks on a C32 board, as long as the heatsinks are 3.5" pitch. If they are 4.1" pitch, you can use them on a Socket G34 board. You can also use regular AM2/AM3 desktop heatsinks with C32 systems. Many C32 motherboards include the appropriate mounting brackets, else find a Socket 754 or 939 mounting bracket on eBay or from a dead board somewhere. (AM2 or AM3 won't work as they have four bolt holes, 754/939 and Socket F/C32 have two bolt holes.
the g34 is much better because you save money on the cooling solution 50 every socked against an c32 system.
ASUS's KCMA-D8 dual C32 board is also standard ATX.
and an single socket g34 is ATX and not Eatx so you can build smaler systems.
No, the Opteron 4164 EE should have the most multithreaded performance per watt of the Opteron lineup. It's a 6-core unit at 1.80 GHz with a 35-watt TDP, while the 6164 HE is a 1.70 GHz 12-core with an 85-watt TDP. Two 4164 EEs would have a combined TDP of 70 watts and run 12 cores at 1.80 GHz.
and the g34 opterons do have more speed per watt usage.
What are you running for an operating system and what kinds of crashes are you talking about? If you're running Windows, that's probably why you are getting crashes and needing to restart all of the time.
i got zero benefit out of my last ECC system ;)
the system also crashes and need restards
What do you mean by "check the RAM," run Memtest86+ after a reboot? ECC memory is used mostly to detect and correct soft errors that result from bit flipping during RAM operation due to background radiation and such. Cutting the power to the memory during a hard reboot would "fix" the flipped bit and you will see nothing in Memtest86+. The only thing you'll see in Memtest86+ are generally hard errors due to flaky/failing RAM or motherboard. ECC will certainly pick that up too, but you're really looking at two different things there.
and an non ECC system works well if you check the ram from time to time.
The system stability depends on a lot of things besides RAM. Software and drivers are an obvious culprit, as is the power supply and the noisiness of the power coming from the outlet. You could be running your ECC RAM in Chipkill mode with an 8-hour DRAM scrub, but if you're running Windows Me and powering that system from a $20 cheap Chinese PSU optimistically rated at 300 watts, you're going to be horribly unstable. That's obviously an exaggeration, but you get my point.
i call you an laier in that point because my last opteron crashes with ECC ram ;)