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Re: [SLUG] Hardware Question
- To: "Kevin Fitzgerald" <kev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Hardware Question
- From: "Howard Lowndes" <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 12:24:10 +1000 (EST)
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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IMO, for what you are talking about, both machines are over-spec'd. Email
is not time critical and 12 users and Samba will hardly cause any box to
crack a sweat - we're not talking Windows here. If I had this situation I
would use the 1GHz box, pull out 1Gb of RAM and sell it to recoup some of
the costs. Win - win all round.
On Sun, April 30, 2006 12:02, Kevin Fitzgerald wrote:
> Hi all
> I am building a Production FC4 box with Scalix (www.scalix.com) for use in
> small site (12 users). The site is My church and I don't have Bucketloads
> $$ to spend but I have two available boxes to build on.
> 1Ghz Celeron with 1.5Gb SDRAM (3 slots)
> 2.8Ghz P4 with 1Gb SDRAM (2 Slots)
> Now the question is this. For running Scalix (Mail server) and general
> stuff. Am I better to lean towards the Faster Processor with Less RAM or
> I go with the More RAM but slower Processor? From what I understand I
> buy SDRAM in sticks bigger than 512Mb so each Box is Maxxed out.
> Can anyone give me an educated opinion on what the best to do is?
> Kevin Fitzgerald
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