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Old 04-23-05, 02:13 PM   #42
The Architect
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 354

I can overclock the Opterons without consequences to about 2.4ghz, up from 2.2 stock. The HT will go past the 222mhz point, but I see errata in certain apps beyond 222mhz HT. Remember that this is a software overclock (Win)- it would be nice to do this in the BIOS instead. On the other hand - drivers are still being developed and a good driver will be a greater quality/speed solution than any overclock.

I have downloaded and installed the 9.3 Linux load on my quadro system and I seem to have 3d acceleration and most of the bells and whistles - HOWEVER I do not have any SLI features.

The Suse distribution seems to handle the Nvidia card well. I hate to admit ignorance, but I have not worked with the G or RedHat in a couple of years. In addition, I did go through several painful hoops to get the SATA raid to perform as I would expect.

Some advice on Linux, dual opterons, and AMD64:

Make use of this forum at

-in there you will see many people, problems, solutions etc. I highly recomend it.

I will answer the third question as accuratly as I can while still remaining vague:

No, I did not spend as much on the box as you might expect - most of it was done through relationships and leveraged positions. It wasn't free either. But I really am enthusiastic when it comes to this stuff.

On a side note:
On the official release MS Win Enterprise Server 2003 64 bit OS
Doom III / ROE with the new 76.71 -64 bit driver
1600x1200 Ultra settings 8x AA and all eye candy

133.4 FPS

... now if John could make the Doom III engine multithreaded ...shudder
Anyone know of any current multi-threaded games? (Yes-I already did the patch 1.17 Quake 3) I have found several 64-bit games, but my quest is for multi-threaded 64-bit games.

Dual Opteron Dual Core 2222s (OC 3.17GHz)
2 evga Superclocked 8800 GTX SLI (650-1550-2080 OC)
16GB Ram DDR-2 ecc reg
8 terabytes (8 x 1T drives)
ex8350 raid controller card
Dual Tagan 1100Watt Power Supplies (2200W)
Sony Blue Ray DVD Burner (Vrs 3)
Apple 30" Cinema LCD at 2560x1600 (version 2)
Windows Enterprise Server 2003 64-bit
Suse 10 64-bit, Vista 64-bit Ultimate
Stacker CM server case
Deck Legend Keyboard
...& plenty of blue lights.
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