8 DIMM Slot PIII/Athlon Motherboard ?
whitney at math.berkeley.edu
Fri Mar 9 10:30:16 PST 2001
I'm looking for a PIII/Athlon motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots and
handles 32x8 (high-density) 512MB DIMMs. Does anyone know of one? On the
PIII side, dual SMP is preferable, but single PIII would be OK.
My goal is to add a 4GB main RAM machine to my little cluster on the
cheap. 8 $160 32x8 512MB DIMMs cost $1280, while 4 $650 16x16 1GB DIMMs
I believe the Serverworks HE chipset can handle 8 DIMM slots, as it does
2-way interleaving, so it can do 4 DIMM slots on each channel. However,
the motherboards I've seen with this chipset typically have just 4 DIMM
slots. Moreover, I don't know if this chipset handles 32x8 512MB DIMMs.
Any pointers would be appreciated.
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