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    Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    A while ago my brother gave me an Opteron Server CPU (OS1354...). I would like to build a new computer around it if possible. I am not interested in building a server. Are there any mobo's out there that are not server based that I could use this CPU with? I tried looking, but could not find anything but $250+ server mobo's. I wanted something a bit less ($$).

    Any suggestions and/or help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    isn't the processor just an AM2+ chip ?

    Most of the older opterons worked in consumer boards, I don't see any reason this wouldn't


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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    From what I understand you are right is is an AM2+ CPU. The full model number of the CPU is OS1354WBJ4BGD (off the CPU). My research on the CPU says that it is a 940 pin AM2+ 115w 2.2G quad core with 2mb L3 cache core and stepping is B2.

    I was looking at AM2+ motherboards ad Newegg and I when I go to the manufacturer of the mobo's none I have found so far show that the support this Opteron. I have seen support for 12xx series Opteron, but not the 13xx (3rd generation).

    I am just hoping there is someone out there who will know.

    Thanks for the reply so quick.

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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    Quote Originally Posted by mdt23 View Post
    My research on the CPU says that it is a 940 pin AM2+ 115w 2.2G quad core with 2mb L3 cache core and stepping is B2.
    Looking briefly at the egg, It looks like the issue with consumer boards is trying to find a board with enough wattage to drive the processor...

    Most of the ones I glanced at are only 95w max


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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    doesn't appear to be a problem with running them.

    $75 Opteron 1354

    you spotted the 115w tdp.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...BGHBOX%29.html

    here are 2 that can handle up to 125 that i spotted. more than likely others.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157226

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130266


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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    doesn't appear to be a problem with running them.

    $75 Opteron 1354

    you spotted the 115w tdp.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...BGHBOX%29.html

    here are 2 that can handle up to 125 that i spotted. more than likely others.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157226

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130266


    ud
    nice, thanks for the assist ud

    Matt


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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    Thanks for the quick help guys. I am relieved to see there are some non-server motherboard options out there.

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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    nice, thanks for the assist ud

    Matt
    team effort


    I am relieved to see there are some non-server motherboard options out there.
    np!

    i'm thinking that when they showed up at newegg Opteron 1354 , there were a lot of cpu choices and that one slipped under the radar. looked to be a clearing of old inventory.

    have fun.


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    Re: Opteron Server CPU mobo options

    Average CPU Power (W) 75
    Thermal Design Power (W) ? 115
    AMD rates their TDP based on the most power hungry of the type (highest clockspeed etc) in this case Budapest. A 95 watt board would work just fine with that cpu, but I would always get a 125 watt or higher board (I get 145's) as the better power supply not only gives you upgrade insurance, it also lets the board and cpu last longer due to smoother power delivery, capacitors and inductors don't work as hard and generate less heat. All round good stuff for a slight price premium.


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