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I have Intel quadcore cpu 47 77.05%
I have amd quadcore cpu 14 22.95%
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Old 01-20-10, 08:22 PM   #73
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Thanks for the kudos gents.

Like I said....hope to hear about that Q9550 overclock soon Drofl.
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One of my favorite things on my current Intel P35 system is the ICH9R for SATA. I ran a 3 disk software (linux/md) raid5 under heavy load for several months without any problems at all, it was rock solid and the performance was fine (when it wasn't rebuilding/verifying). I'm not a big fan of onboard raid, but Intel's Matrix Raid does 1, 5, and 10, and I've heard it even has a write cache.

It's a bit early for an upgrade for me, but I've been eyeballing processors and motherboards anyway. All of the mid-range Intel stuff I've been looking at isn't much of an upgrade from my E8400 and the prices aren't really what I'd consider great for only a small bump. I'd love to upgrade and make my current system a file server or something, but even with that it's hard for me to justify spending $750+ for a Q95XX or an i5-750, higher end board, ram, case, power, etc. AMD stuff always seems so much cheaper and I think the only reason I'm not looking is because of how comfortable I am with the ICH controller. Some of these newer boards have 6 internal and 1 or 2 eSATA, and sometimes even 1 or 2 more via Marvell/JMicron/other.

How is the SATA on AMD boards? Does anyone have experiences with similar software raid setups?
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Old 01-22-10, 09:00 AM   #75
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One of my favorite things on my current Intel P35 system is the ICH9R for SATA. I ran a 3 disk software (linux/md) raid5 under heavy load for several months without any problems at all, it was rock solid and the performance was fine (when it wasn't rebuilding/verifying). I'm not a big fan of onboard raid, but Intel's Matrix Raid does 1, 5, and 10, and I've heard it even has a write cache.

It's a bit early for an upgrade for me, but I've been eyeballing processors and motherboards anyway. All of the mid-range Intel stuff I've been looking at isn't much of an upgrade from my E8400 and the prices aren't really what I'd consider great for only a small bump. I'd love to upgrade and make my current system a file server or something, but even with that it's hard for me to justify spending $750+ for a Q95XX or an i5-750, higher end board, ram, case, power, etc. AMD stuff always seems so much cheaper and I think the only reason I'm not looking is because of how comfortable I am with the ICH controller. Some of these newer boards have 6 internal and 1 or 2 eSATA, and sometimes even 1 or 2 more via Marvell/JMicron/other.

How is the SATA on AMD boards? Does anyone have experiences with similar software raid setups?
My $125 board comes with 6+2 onboard, plus 1 esata via marvell....I'm only using 2 slots...I've never had Raid but it's getting to the point where you almost need a SSD or a Raid setup.
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