Bit Hunter Posted December 9, 2008 Share Posted December 9, 2008 I am planning to upgrade a computer which is acting as an server. The machine has been running constantly for last 10+ months with some restarts. Currently it is running on a Intel P4 2.8. I am not experiencing any problems with it, i just want to have Inte-VTx or AMD-V support on it. I know i will get better performance for a server with either a Opteron or Xeon, but they cost to much for my budget. I have chosen two processors; AMD Phenom FX X4 9550, and Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400. The biggest difference between both is L2 cache, Intel has more. The price difference between both is ca. 1200 SEK (AMD is cheaper). Which one would be better if i would like to run these for next 5+ years (current P4 is in its 6th year)? And what would i have to think about to get a longer life (need the server to be quite, it will be in my bedroom, currently you can hardly hear it)? PS Will any of these processors will be supported by a 200W PSU [Power Supply Unit]. Going to run integrated graphics, 2 HDD (500GB @ 7200, 40Gb @ 5400), 2 DVD Drives (reader and burner), 4GB RAM (will upgrade to 16GB eventually) to start with. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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