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Re: [Xen-users] Processor Choice

To: "Travis Smith" <ts0384@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Processor Choice
From: "Gordon McLellan" <gordonthree@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 22:33:52 -0400
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None of the socket 939 amd's support hardware virtualization.  You
need AM2 or newer.   I was a big fan of amd, until they fell asleep
and got stomped by Intel.  Save your money and buy a Core2 processor,
all but the rock bottom cheapest support EMT64 and hardware virt, and
they mid priced ones spank the pants off the new Phenom dollar for

A cheap Dell optiplex 755 desktop with 4g of ram will make a nice play
ground for learning xen virt.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Travis Smith <ts0384@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys just wondering what your suggestion would be for processor. I am
> building a machine at work and would like to use it for virtualization for
> sandbox. I am looking at
> AMD Opteron 180 Processor OSA180CDBOX - 2.40GHz, 2MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000
> MT/s), Denmark, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 939, Processor with Fan
> or
> AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor HD985ZXAGHBOX - Black Edition,
> 2.50GHz, 4MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail,
> Socket AM2+, Processor with FanThanks
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