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Dedicated E5520 2.26Ghz vs Dual E5320 1.86Ghz

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  • Dedicated E5520 2.26Ghz vs Dual E5320 1.86Ghz

    I am looking to switch to a different hosting company as my current hosts support isn't too great.

    I am deciding between the these two similarly priced servers.

    Which of these would offer better performance?

    Single Xeon E5520 Quad-Core 2.26Ghz (same as my current setup) vs Dual Processor Quad Core Xeon E5320 - 1.86Ghz

    They both offer 12GB ram / 2x 250GB Sata II Raid 1

    Will there be more benefits with the single processor at 2.26ghz or will having the two processors at a lower clock of 1.86ghz be better?

    The forum generally has about 1000-1300 members online and has been growing so I am looking a bit ahead for future growth as well.

    The server currently runs pretty well on the E5520, sometimes it run a bit sluggish but that can probably be corrected by some optimization which I will do when switching over.

    Also if there is any other input/suggestions of anything else I should be looking to add, let me know.


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    • #3
      I have similar large forum with about the same amount of traffic and heavy usage (about 5500 posts a day) and in my experience processing power and hard disk setup are the most important factors. Fast disks with a good RAID setup is really important. We used SAS 15kRPM hard drives in a RAID-10 configuration.


      • #4
        Definitely go for the E5520, try to get faster drives if you are running a large database for better performance.
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