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by blackj
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38198

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Reviving this thread again... :oops:

Would I need 2 VRM's for 2 processors, or does the Z Pro only need one? Pardon my newbness...
by blackj
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38198

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Could be a good choice if you really need the extra cores (virtualisation, 3D modeling, earthquake simulation...), but if you mainly need the grunt for games or low threaded apps then two 5160s @ 3GHz will beat them easily. The X5365 is a more interesting chip, especially in the lower power G0 step...
by blackj
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38198

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

This is great news - time to find some quad-core processors for my 9228 :)

Out of curiosity, if I wanted to retain the stock cooling architecture of my 9228, I'd have to stick to a 80W CPU, am I right? (80W being the same TDP as the Xeon 5160) - thinking about a pair of E5345s...
by blackj
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38198

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

As far as compatibility, I believe that any LGA771 CPU with an FSB of 1333 MHz should work. I've asked around since I made the posts above and have talked to the tech from whom I purchased my 9228 from; he too has tested and confirmed that quad-core Xeons will work. Edit: Only 65nm Xeons work. So t...
by blackj
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: OSX86 on an IntelliStation Z Pro (9228)?
Replies: 4
Views: 3229

Re: OSX86 on an IntelliStation Z Pro (9228)?

Assuming you could even get it to boot, I doubt you really want to do this long-term. The 9228's thermal management hardware is a little quirky (two sets of fans split between two an ADT7470 and an ADT7462), and without proper OS support you run the risk of exceeding the thermal envelope pretty qui...
by blackj
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: OSX86 on an IntelliStation Z Pro (9228)?
Replies: 4
Views: 3229

OSX86 on an IntelliStation Z Pro (9228)?

Has anyone successfully run OSX86 on an Intellistation Z Pro (9228)?
by blackj
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38198

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

Yeah, the 6223 is a lot more limited. The 9228 is actually a fairly recent machine -- it was discontinued in mid-2008 IIRC -- so it'll be a decent workstation for some time to come. That's part of the reason that I've been considering one for my next dev. workstation. :D Reviving this thread - appa...
by blackj
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation Z Pro video cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 6953

Re: IBM Intellistation Z Pro video cards?

I know this is an old post, but for the record, I have a 9228-82U that originally had a GeForce FX3500. I decided to try and buy an ATI Radeon HD5570 and it works great.

Might be useful for anyone looking for info on these bad boys. What a great machine this is!

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