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#1 bleepingnetwork

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:13 AM

When making a server build (POWER EDGE 2950 III) I am comming accross something rather baffling to me. The CPU has a 1333 FSB but the RAM is only 667 FSB. wouldn't this slow the system down to the slowest FSB?

Also when using dual quad cores would server 2003 32bit be a waist, as compaired to a 64 bit OS?

Does Windows server 2003 32bit support 8 or more gigs of ram?

Thanks, any and all suggestions are appreciated
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:15 PM

Does Windows server 2003 32bit support 8 or more gigs of ram?


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:28 PM

Regarding the RAM...I'm probably mistaken but the 667 you cite is times 2 if it's DDR2...2 times 667 equals 1333 bus speed.

If I'm wrong, someone will come along with the right explanation :thumbsup:.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:49 AM

Thank you guys so much for the clarification to my questions. Here is the build I am tentatively going with. Drop some suggestions if you read this and are like "What a NEWB! He is getting (blank) instead of (Blank)!!! HAHAHAHA!" :thumbsup: I could use all the suggestions that I can get.

PowerEdge 2950 III

Quad Core Intel® Xeon® E5440, 2x6MB Cache, 2.83GHz, 1333MHz FSB
Quad Core Intel® Xeon® E5440, 2x6MB Cache, 2.83GHz, 1333MHz FSB

4GB 667MHz (8x512MB), Single Ranked DIMMs

Windows Server 2003

16GB Microsoft OS Partition Override
(is this even needed?)

Rack Rails

SAS 6/iR Integrated, x6 Backplane
(Did a Google search on this and the first thing on the list is a page that says something about the quad cores are bad... any suggestions, or reasoning behind that, I thought that this was a hard drive controller?)

Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 1, PERC 6/i Integrated/SAS6/iR (will this work with SCSI hard Drives)

300GB 15K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 3.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive
300GB 15K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 3.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive


Riser with 3 PCIe Slots

Redundant Power Supply with Y-Cord

Power Cord, NEMA 5-15P to C14, 15 amp, wall plug, 10 feet / 3 meter
[Included in Price]

Rack Bezel

Dual Embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II 5708 Gigabit Ethernet NIC

24X IDE CD-RW/DVD ROM Drive

Electronic Documentation and OpenManage DVD Kit



Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

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