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Marco J.

Marco J.

Joined on 04/09/07

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Stable Board

TYAN S5382WAG2NRF Extended ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 771 Intel 5000P DDR2 667
TYAN S5382WAG2NRF Extended ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 771 Intel 5000P DDR2 667

Pros: This board is rock solid. Been running stable for 2 months with dual quad xeons with 28GB of ram. No hardware issues at all. Supported by linux kernel also. Been using XenEnterprise 4.0.1

Cons: Wouldn't boot with 32GB of ram, 28GB only. Didn't bother RMA'ing since everything else worked

Overall Review: I wish there were more ram slows and that it booted with 32GB.

Most Critical Review

Don't Use for 4GB and Linux

ASUS P5B-VM LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5B-VM LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good stable board for only 2GB or 8GB ram. Works in linux (Fedora 5)

Cons: Server runs at 450x (benchmarked speed) slower speed with 4x1GB sticks with PAE enabled to show 4GB on 32bit Fedora 5. Used E6300, Q6600, and QX6700 to test.

Failed After 3 Months

Kingston ValueRAM 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Server Memory Model KVR1066D3S4R7SK3/6GI
Kingston ValueRAM 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Server Memory Model KVR1066D3S4R7SK3/6GI

Pros: Worked on install.

Cons: 4 out of the 6 sticks failed after 3 months.

Overall Review: RMA was simple but it really sucks I have to RMA in the first place on a working server. Gets an extra egg for simple RMA.

TYAN S7010AGM2NRF - DOES NOT FIT

ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700
ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700

Pros: None

Cons: Does not work with TYAN S7010AGM2NRF and the ZALMAN CNPS9700. 2 capacitors are in the way.

Excellent Case

Antec TITAN650 Black Steel Pedestal Server /Workstation Case w/ 650W Power Supply 4 x 5.25" (one with 5.25" to 3.5" adapter) External 5.25" Drive Bays
Antec TITAN650 Black Steel Pedestal Server /Workstation Case w/ 650W Power Supply 4 x 5.25" (one with 5.25" to 3.5" adapter) External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: I love this case, plenty of drive space, easy to build. EATX support, decent price point

Cons: Don't think there is any but the power supply isn't the best quality, had some DOA's

Works

TYAN S5396A2NRF Tempest i5400XT Dual LGA 771 Intel 5400 SSI / Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon Quad-Core/ Dual-Core Processors 5100/ 5200/ 5300/ 5400 Series Server Motherboard
TYAN S5396A2NRF Tempest i5400XT Dual LGA 771 Intel 5400 SSI / Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon Quad-Core/ Dual-Core Processors 5100/ 5200/ 5300/ 5400 Series Server Motherboard

Pros: Have 2 of these running with dual 2.33 harpertowns and 8GB of ram. Working for 8 months now without issue. CentOS 5.

Cons: 1 out of 3 was DOA but otherwise good.