Re: Dual Athlon XP 1800+ on Tyan Thunder K7 or Tiger MP anyone?

From: Joel Jaeggli (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 14:32:15 EST

On 11 Oct 2001, John J Tobin wrote:

> On Thu, 2001-10-11 at 14:14, bill davidsen wrote:
> > In article <1002667385.1673.129.camel@phantasy> wrote:
> >
> > >Completely Agreed. I am thinking of getting a dual AMD system for doing
> > >more kernel work (tackle AMD and SMP). My main machine is a P3 now.
> >
> > The issue right now may be RAM cost. I just bought 512MB PC133 for
> > $140/GB, while "registered PC2100" memory is about $900 from the same
> > source. I think that's what the Tiger wants, isn't it?

registered ecc dimms from crucial and kingston valueram are barely more
than non-registered parts... I see the 512MB kingston registered ecc ddram
part for $220 from a large mailorder house. the same spec part from
corsair is still $489 from the same vendor. given the headaches that
result from having to debug problems/faulty dimms on a machine with 2GB of
ram and the non-trivial engineering that went into getting 4 reasonably
spaced ddr dimm sockets on the mainboard. I expect registered ecc dimms
will be well worth it, if only so that you can rule out the memory as the
culprit if you have certain kinds of issues...


> > --
> > bill davidsen <>
> The Tyan Tiger and Thunder both take Registered DDR DIMMs. Though
> anandtech got it running using only one pair of unregistered, other
> combinations of unregistered failed to boot. There are also no SMP
> athlon chipsets that use PC133.

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