Andrew Fremantle wrote: > Hello, > > I'm looking at building a few new general-purpose servers in the near > future. I'd like to use Intel Core 2 Duo processors in these machines.
Nothing wrong with that... > I'm currently evaluating a machine with a looks-good-on-paper > motherboard, the Intel DG965OT. However, I have come across two major > problems with this board. A desktop board? http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/DG965OT/index.htm ? Those usually have top-of-the-line devices (SATA, Net, sound) which are not widely supported, or even stable. I've seen (and sometimes built) several Intel Xeon 51xx systems that work without problem with server boards. > 2) Can anyone suggest a well supported board with gigabit lan, onboard > video, and PCIe expansion, that accepts Core2 Duo CPUs? If you're willing to pay for it, server boards will suit you better. For example something like this: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon1333/5000P/X7DBE.cfm > Also, the amd64 documentation states support for Athlon64s, Opterons, > certain Xeons, and EMT64 capable Pentium 4s, Pentium Ds, and Celerons. > Will it not run on Core 2s or is this a shortcoming in the > documentation? I though the Core 2s were 64-bit capable. The server version of Core 2, aka Xeon 51xx, works fine in both 32-bit and 64-bit mode.
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