Intel entry server board

P4vxasd / Sl5wh
January 21, 2009 at 17:33:08
Specs: Windows XP, 1.9ghz/512 sdram
good evening everyone. been away for 2 days, skiing.. all done with that. I've got the cpu i've talked about in my p4 comparison topic, SL88F (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz) hooked up to an intel entry server board s875wp1-e. just tried it out, it boots. i'd like to know for one thing, if this board is good enough for the cpu on it. then, i'd love some help setting it up. it looks like it's a good board, it has 6 sata, 3 pci, one agp, intel chipset, and i see an ATI chip on it by the pci slots, says rage xl. is that for the onboard video?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#1
January 21, 2009 at 19:14:08
Hi rob,

That board is ok. Probably no overclocking options but that's true for most server boards. Just insure the processor is running at the advertised speed and put it all to work.

What memory are you using?

And yes, the ATI chipset you see is for the onboard 8Mb Rage XL video. Sure isn't a gamer...

Skip


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#2
January 21, 2009 at 19:42:59
hey skip. i'm using whatever memory you advise i should. in the manual it states the following:

"DDR400: to run DDR400 memory at full speed requires an Intel Pentium 4 processor
with 800 MHz front side bus (FSB) frequency."

"DDR333: to run DDR333 memory at full speed requires an Intel Pentium 4 processor
with 533 MHz FSB frequency. DDR333 memory will run at 320 MHz frequency when
using an Intel Pentium 4 processor with 800 MHz FSB frequency."

"DDR266: DDR266 memory may only be used with an Intel Pentium 4 processor with
400 MHz or 533 MHz FSB frequency only."

I have two 128mb ddr266 sticks, three 256mb ddr333 sticks, and like ten 256 ddr400 sticks. i'd wanna use the 400s because i have more of them. what would you do ? jam said intels run well with a 4:5 ratio between cpu fsb and ram freq. only thing i'm missing is : am I supposed to use the advertised 533fsb when i do that ratio? or cut the quadpump to a fourth, and thus get 133 for fsb, therefore have to use like.. 190 ram :)))) no such thing. help :P

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#3
January 21, 2009 at 20:50:58
Servers are single use computers in most cases. They are built to do server needs and as such tend to make so-so workstation or game systems.

They do usually have access to data fast, have server grade NIC's, and expensive registered ECC ram. They tend to have poor video and bios options sometimes.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
January 22, 2009 at 04:25:47
so what are you saying LOL

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#5
January 22, 2009 at 04:28:43
i wonder if anyone knows .. there is a black device onboard, between the southbridge and the panel1 connector. it has what looks like a .. light cell or LED built in, it's black and looks like nothing i've seen b4.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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