ooooooOOOOOOooooo I'm excited for you! :P
Let us know how it goes
I'm curious, when testing the Shanghai Opteron CPUs in Linux, did cpufreq work?
Were you able to change the frequency of the cpu's through linux?
Or did the BIOS not support this.
I don't know about Shanghai, but cpufreq works great with my Phenom II X4 940 and supports all four CnQ modes (3000 MHz, 2300 MHz, 1800 MHz, 800 MHz).
I have a phenom 9500, and it only supports 2 CnQ modes (1100 MHz, 2200 MHz) under Linux, using a Gigabyte 770 AM2+ board.
i had read earlier that cpufreq wasnt working when phoronix reviewed the opteron 2356
not sure if its because of the bios or linux kernel...The only disturbance we ran into with the Opteron 2356 processors were PowerNow technology not working with Ubuntu 8.04 Beta
with the Linux 2.6.24 kernel. We suspect, however, that this issue should be addressed in the near future with cpufreq.
it'd be great to know before I buy one
MSI DKA790GX with BIOS v1.6
It isn't even one of the newer boards... it's shipped with 790GX/SB750!
Your 9500 shows only 2 values because there are actually only two values on the processor. I actually filed a bug report with that on the kernel and after further investigation and confirmation from AMD that the Phenoms only had two values and it was actually the windows C'n'Q driver that was misreporting the additional values.
does anyone know whether it is possible to perform DVFS on a per-core basis? That would mean that it is possible to set one core at frequency F1 and another core (in the same chip) at frequency F2 (F1!=F2).
Have you performed any test like this one? For example the command 'cpufreq-info' can provide that information.
Thank you for any information you can provide us on this.
I seem to have difficulty finding reviews relating to the AMD Dual Core Opteron 185. I believe its the last Socket 939 upgrade. The only thing I know about this cpu is from people from other forums saying how good it was. Any suggestions and comments as to where I can read a review about it, or you may have your own opinion or experience of it? How long has this cpu been around?