[lug] hardware Q.

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Thu Aug 24 23:56:32 MDT 2006

On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 02:27:23PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
>even Xeon...would these also support core2 duo? I'm guessing that 
>sometimes the BIOS won't work with a core2 duo, but that maybe it was 

My understanding is that Intel expected the Core 2 Duo to work with many
regular P4 boards "perhaps with as little as a BIOS upgrade".  So, the BIOS
upgrade is definitely something I've heard.

If you really want low power, go with the Core Duo, for a system that will
run around .5 to .6 amps.  One of the guys here in Fort Collins put
together an Athlon box when the Core 2 Duo came out.  He was expecting to
get a Core 2, but the prices came out higher than originally anticipated,
and AMD reduced their prices significantly shortly before it to compete.
He got a $200-ish Athlon dual-core, and 7900GT video board.  His rig
running at peak was pulling around 1.7 amps.

Don't know what the Core 2 Duo is going to pull for a whole system.

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