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ibtim13
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject: How sad is the world....400Mhz UltraSparc II vs 2x200Mhz Reply with quote

I've had my 2x200Mhz Ultra2 running forever.
I just got 2 400Mhz procs for it.
I was all excited but then tragedy struck.
One of my new 400's was DOA
And no chance of a replacement, monetary refund only.
So, now I have 1 Ultra 2
2 200Mhz UltraSparc I's
and 1 400Mhz UltraSparc II

I'm trying to decide whether to keep the 400 in
by itself or put the 2 200's back in.

The biggest problem is I cannot tell which is faster.
The 400 seems faster but the system seems far less
responsive than with the 2x200Mhz.
I've got a lot of emerging to do and
I'd like to know which setup will do it faster.

Any experience/thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll wager the 400 will be faster for single tasks and the 2x200 for multiple, simultaneous tasks.

I also suggest you return both 400s for a full refund and put that money toward a new AMD64 system instead ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already got a Athlon64 Laptop
and I have officially decided that I will not
have enough free cash in a reasonable amount
of time to build a complete AMD64 tower,
but I can afford to upgrade my Ultra2 a bit.
I figure that with dual 400's, 1GB of ram,
a Creator3D/FFB2+ and 2 new 10,000RPM
18GB drives it should be much faster.
Only problem for the moment is one of the CPU's is
dead. But all those upgrades in total
cost me only $260, which is almost all I had to spend
and roughly the price of only the motherboard
for any AMD64 system I would build.

Just for reference, prior to upgrade my system was:
2x200Mhz UltraSparc I
256MB ram
2x 4.2GB 7200RPM drives
Creator3D/FFB
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1x400 will be faster than 2x200, but 2x200 will be a lot more responsive.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...problem solved!
My girlfriend got me another Ultra2 with a 400Mhz
Proc + other goodies for Christmas.

<crosses that off list of impossible things that could never happen>
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

girlfriend got u an ultra2 for x-mass?

damn, i must be living on a wrong planet... :?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ibtim13 wrote:
Wow...problem solved!
My girlfriend got me another Ultra2 with a 400Mhz
Proc + other goodies for Christmas.

<crosses that off list of impossible things that could never happen>


Well done mate.. so that will be one maxed out U2 and one less so U2...

and still i find myself thinking your a lucky guy!
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