On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 03:07:49 -0400 (EDT), Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Stephen Powell wrote:
>> Now, my next step is to figure out what memory SIMMs to order.
>> I'd like to install four 1G SIMMs, if they exist for this motherboard.
>> But the devil is in the details.
> DIMMs not SIMMs.
SIMMs haven't been used in new systems for about 15
Right. They are Dual In-line Memory Modules, not Single In-line Memory
Modules. Old habits die hard.
> You probably won't find that registered ECC DDR200 through retail
> channels because of its age. If you do it'll likely be $100+/stick.
> Here's the best deal I found on Ebay:
Hmm. I'm not even sure if this is the right kind of memory. Plus,
I only need 4. What would I do with the other 10? I went to the web site
of an outfit I've dealt with before, http://www.oempcworld.com, and I
found a way to specify my system by entering the motherboard number.
I told it I had an Intel SE7500CW2. Here's the page it took me to:
They are charging about $30 per DIMM, so four of them would be about
> $50 for old RAM or $110 few all new guts? $110 gets you a new Foxconn
> AM3 mobo, 2.8GHz 1MB L2 64bit 45 watt single core AMD retail CPU, and
> 4GB DDR3-1333 dual channel RAM-- 6.6x the memory bandwidth of the
> Netburst Xeon.
> I've used this combo to refurb 2 old machines now, including the machine
> from which I've typing this. No problems so far with exactly one year
> on this one. I've got a dual core Regor 3GHz 2x1MB L2 in this box.
> If a single core 2.8 64bit Sempron is insufficient for your workload,
> add $25 for a 65 watt 3.2GHz dual core AthlonII X2, $135 total:
Hmm. That's worth mulling over. But I generally like to get hardware
when it's at least 3 or 4 years old. That way, I can usually run
Debian stable and have all the device drivers work with no problems.
I worry particularly about the mobo with an on-board bleeding edge
Nvidia video chipset. This thing is about 10 years old, but since
it was originally intended to be used as a high-end server, it should
make a decent desktop system even today.
> As long as the PSU has the 4-pin CPU power plug, and it should being a
> Xeon board, you shouldn't need to replace anything else. And you've
> basically got a brand new system, sans drives, for $110-135.
I don't see the 4-pin CPU power plug to which you refer coming out
of the power supply. (Yes, I finally broke down and took the cover
off.) Of course, it does have several spare 4-pin power connectors
designed for peripherals, such as hard disks, CD-ROM drives, etc.
But I suspect you are referring to something smaller.
.'`. Stephen Powell
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