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Difference between server boards and desktop

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April 3, 2012 5:02:59 AM

could you give full information
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April 3, 2012 5:48:13 AM

Server motherboards have essentially the same components as regular motherboards but with different features and benefits.

The difference mainly relies on the CPU. Server mobos only hold server CPUs = Xeons / Opertons. The other stuff (exception of Q-B line of Intel) = The Core ix, Pentium, Celeron, Phenom, Athlons, etc.
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April 3, 2012 5:48:16 AM

The short answer: ECC buffered RAM and dual processor support.

The more detailed answer: Server motherboards are designed from top to bottom to support a much greater workload from multiple users. Better board circuitry, faster bus speeds. That's not to say you have to use server hardware for a multi-user system. I recently built a server to support ~8-10 users, all moving files around constantly and running memory intense applications, using an Asus Rampage board, an i7-990x Extreme CPU and 24GB DDR3 RAM. It's never had so much as a hiccup in performance. However, be certain that the servers that run Facebook and Google are far more robust as they have to handle heavy traffic constantly.

I hope this answers your question.
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