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October 23, 2010 4:32:01 PM


Hi,
Is there a rule of thumb here as to how much ram for a dedicated gaming server is enough? Clock speeds as well I guess all the mobo jumbo is needed to know for a new build? :cry: 

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October 23, 2010 5:11:23 PM

It is more important on a gaming server to 1) Utilize ECC memory &2) Components Certified to work with each other (test / certified) than the amount of RAM.

To answer your question, a a dedicated server will be just fine with 4GB of RAM or 6GB of RAM (on an X58 platform). You don't need to be "maxing" out your boards RAM capacity for your needs.
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October 23, 2010 11:14:07 PM

Thank you temco34!

Ok ECC and compatibility of Components 4g to 6g still hold true with a AMD unit?

What about the RAM speed does it matter?
well I'm at it is this overkill? for a game server?

1. Motherboard
ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

* AM3
* AMD 880G
* 4×240pin DDR3 ...

* Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
* Memory Standard: DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1333/1066
* PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1
* Onboard Video Chipset: ATI Radeon HD 4250
* Model #: M4A88T-M
* Item #: N82E16813131657
* Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

*
* Now: $94.99 @ NewEgg

2. CPU
AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple- Core Desktop Processor HDZ740WFK3DGI - OEM

* 4000MHz
* 45 nm Heka
* 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L...

* Series: Phenom II X3
* L2 Cache: 3 x 512KB
* L3 Cache: 6MB
* Manufacturing Tech: 45 nm
* Model #: HDZ740WFK3DGI
* Item #: N82E16819103699
* Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

*
* Now: $88.99 @ NewEgg

3. HDD w/Raid 10
Seagate Pipeline HD ST3160310CS 160GB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

* 160GB
* 5900 RPM 8MB Cache
* SATA 3.0Gb/s

* Cache: 8MB
* Average Latency: 5.1ms
* Features: Tuned to balance high-performance with low power consumption, Pipeline HD drives can support a minimum of 10 simultaneous streams of HD content Eco-friendly, best in class power performance is easy on the environment while also enabling strict energy conservation programs such as Energy Star Seagate Soft Sonic motor technology enables years of
* Parts: 3 years limited
* Model #: ST3160310CS
* Item #: N82E16822148556
* Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

*
* Now: $49.99 @ NewEgg
x6 Raid 10
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$299.94


4. Ram
ValueRAM 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module (8GB 2 x 4GB - 1066MHz DDR3- 1066/PC3-8500 - ECC - DDR3 SDRAM - 240-pin DIMM)
$226.00
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October 23, 2010 11:31:58 PM

I'm confused hmmm ECC supported board why not use it?
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October 23, 2010 11:58:27 PM

No... I was the one confused :)  I go side tracked doing other things and mis-spoke :lol: 

You can go with either or but to save you money, I would go with the one I listed as you don't need 8GB.
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October 25, 2010 3:32:34 AM

tecmo34 said:
No... I was the one confused :)  I go side tracked doing other things and mis-spoke :lol: 

You can go with either or but to save you money, I would go with the one I listed as you don't need 8GB.



Thank you,
So in your own opinion the whole setup above in the thread is ok save the ram and you say lowering it to 4gigs either ECC or Non is good but which is best for a gaming server?

I appreciate your response
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October 25, 2010 8:28:20 AM

Yes... It looks fine & stay with 4GB to start. IMO

Also, don't forget a heat sink, as your CPU doesn't cone with one.
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October 25, 2010 2:23:17 PM

Best answer selected by poppasmurf.
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