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  Re: Abit's WI-1P, a serious workstation contender? 
 
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Sean B Dec 28, 2004, 09:28am EST Report Abuse
I have one question for Abit: WHERE THE HELL ARE THE OTHER 4 DIMMS?

4GB of memory is just sad for a workstation.


I guess it might be good for people who can't afford Xeons, though.


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Dan Mepham Dec 28, 2004, 09:51am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: Abit's WI-1P, a serious workstation contender?
"I guess it might be good for people who can't afford Xeons, though."

Exactly. Not many people that need more than 4GB of memory are interested in a uniprocessor P4 system. That'd be like trying to buy a Ferrari with a 100hp 4cyl engine.

Besides, 875P supports 4GB max anyway. Need to step up to E75xx if you want more. Or E8870 - how does 128GB sound? :)

Cheers

Dan Mepham
Sean B Dec 28, 2004, 12:27pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Re: Abit's WI-1P, a serious workstation contender?
In retrospect, it just seemed like a waste, just to have additional SATA ports and PCI-X slots.


The only PCI-X cards I use on my workstations are fiber NICs.... there really isn't a need for anything else with all the integration boards are getting.

As far as SATA is concerned, anyone would tell you you're crazy if you used it and "workstation" in the same sentence. SCSI RAID is the only way to go. The only thing I'd probably use those SATA ports for is a big backup array.



 

    
 
 

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