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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    the price point of 244sLP are much higher than that of a normal 244.
    Thanks, I didn't realize... How much is the difference in price between the low-power units (55W?) and the normal ones?
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    It's about $700 for a 244 Opteron HE atm, I think. Once Armari have tested a ZMAXdp with full power 250s, we'll get a second look (if it works!).

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    Hard disk temperatures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rys
    It's about $700 for a 244 Opteron HE atm, I think. Once Armari have tested a ZMAXdp with full power 250s, we'll get a second look (if it works!).
    Great preview! I can't believe we've been waiting so long for this machine to finally see the light of day! If you do get a chance to do a follow-up review, can you check to see how hot the hard disks run with the system under load? I think in a case this compact, with a RAID-0 configuration being used in a workstation role, HDD stability is a big issue...

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    BTW, I forgot to ask, did you guys have a chance to find out from the fine folks over at Iwill whether the ZMAXdp will support dual-core Opterons?
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    dual dual-core opterons.. hmmm toasty
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikegifted
    BTW, I forgot to ask, did you guys have a chance to find out from the fine folks over at Iwill whether the ZMAXdp will support dual-core Opterons?
    I thought the whole point of dual core Opterons etc was that they would work as a replacement for single core processors without a mobo/chipset change. I think all you'll need is a BIOS update and a lot of cash to get dual core Opterons working .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    dual dual-core opterons.. hmmm toasty
    Dual core Opteron's heat output is meant to be under 95 Watts according to AMD .

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkster
    I think all you'll need is a BIOS update...
    Exactly... I've heard this 'all you need is a BIOS update' many times before and guess what, some mobo makers don't do that. Also, may be I've had bad experiences with Intel, but 'improved architecture' usually means new chipset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikegifted
    Exactly... I've heard this 'all you need is a BIOS update' many times before and guess what, some mobo makers don't do that. Also, may be I've had bad experiences with Intel, but 'improved architecture' usually means new chipset.
    Well I suppose it makes more sense to the Mobo manufacturers to force you to buy a new mobo for dual core .

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    Well intel have made more socket changes than ive had hot dinners so dont go by intel as a referance for AMD!

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