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mike253

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Alright, so i have a server
-Repurposed Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 Bit 3200+,
7200RPM IDE 40GB OS Drive, 7200RPM IDE Seagate 100GB "Media Drive"
4GB RAM
Windows Server 2008 x64
and i want to build a whole "new" setup and am wondering about specs.

I have 2 2.4GHZ Xeon's SL7D4's (Boxed version)
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%202.4%20GHz%20-%20RK80532KE0561M%20(BX80532KE2400E%20-%20BX80532KE2400EU).html

And i can find a motherboard that can support it on Ebay for 40 bucks.

Now, my question(s) is that which would be the wiser decision, keep using my current setup but upgrade it to a dual core (hp motherboard, cant check model numbers at the moment), or upgrade to the Xeons?

It wouldnt really be any problem to pay for a new license neither.
Now what i mean by the wiser of the decision, is the architectures of both processors.

The servers tasks are
Deploying Windows/ Updating Workstations with WSUS
File Serving
Media Sharing
"Remote" OS host

Thank you for looking at this, and i hope somebody can help me with my decision.
 
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Definately the Xeon but its pretty expensive

mike253

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Which would be the best decison though? The athlon or the xeon in a server setup?
 

Agili Ron

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Hello friends,

Intel launched its E5 family of Xeon processors today, a tremendously important product line for the chipmaker that brings new performance to Intel-based servers and workstations. The E5 line now comes in two varieties, Intel announced at a launch event here at the CeBIT tech show. First is the E5-2600 series for the mainstay of the server market, systems with two processor sockets. Second is the E5-1600 series chiefly for single-socket workstations. The Xeon chips are a very important part of Intel's business.

Thanks :bounce:
Agili Ron
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