[K12OSN] How would this be for a K12LTSP server - Pentium D 805?

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Wed May 31 17:03:04 UTC 2006

On 5/31/06, Krsnendu Dasa <krsnendu at orcon.net.nz> wrote:
> I would like to upgrade my AMD 2500XP desktop running as a server for as
> cheaply as possible.
> This review at Tom's Hardware says that the Pentium D is very good value
> for money. Would it make a good cpu for a K12 server?

Yes I think it would. Although an AMD x2 might be better but more
expensive. This cpu looks like it can be OC easily. BTW I prefer
Anandtech website. Also if you can wait Intel is coming out with their
Conroe cpu in a few months. It's called Core 2 Duo.

> If I went with this chip can anyone recommend a motherboard to go along
> with it. I guess it would need gigabit LAN, SATA2 raid and capacity for
> at least 3 GB of RAM. Any recommendations?

If you want a cheap and good MB look at the ASUS P5LD2-VM it's got a
i945G chipset so it has built in video plus the gigabit nic is Intel
not Marvell. Intel seems to have better driver support in the kernel
as compared to Marvell. But I would verify the Intel nic is supported.
Plus the southbridge supports 4 SATA2 drives with ncq. BUT currently
the linux kernel does not have production ncq support.

But it's nice to have it for the future. So make sure you get SATA2
drives with ncq. My advice is get a couple Seagates and mirror them.

Robert Arkiletian
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