Summary: I too bought the Opteron 280s code OSP280FAA6CB. This product was needed to give me two CPU's in my Ultra 40. This workhorse of a deskside server is used for dual booting different O/S's and even does VirtualBox very well. No issues with this product.
Summary: The CPUs I bought were actually a pair of Opteron 280s code OSP280FAA6CB, which are the low Wattage processors and ideal for a game server workhorse. These 68 Watt CPUs are severely underrated- which run cool even with a passive heat sink!
Excellent price/performance upgrade for your dual Opteron motherboard.
5 December 2011
Summary: Purchased as an upgrade to my Dell xw9300 workstation (upgraded from one single core opteron 252). Now have 4 cores (2 x 2 cores) vs. 1, and with an 8 MB memory upgrade, this workstation now runs Windows 7 without any slowdowns or hiccups.
Great CPU for the money, now and back in the day...
30 November 2011
Summary: Purchased this product as an upgrade to a motherboard/cpu combo. I'm certainly pleased by the performance of these chips, rating 6.8 in Windows 7 WEI. They do tend to run a bit hot. I have mine paired with copper plated/heat-piped coolers and they idle one core at 50-55C.
Summary: This set of dual core Opterons at 2.4Ghz are excellent value for money, very inexpensive and performing at the same level as any modern dual or quad core processor from AMD or Intel, I'm using them in a dual socket motherboard to add 4 cores in total, plus doubling the I/O performance compared to a...
Summary: Performance vs Power consumption 5 to 8 Performance vs Maximum Heat Generated 2 to 7 Performance vs Price(Retail 2011) 6 to 9 Overall good performance,SUPER bad FSB bottleneck when coupled in multi CPU systems.Generates lots of heat and offers decent performance when engaged in multi CPU...
Summary: We chose this processor because it balances performance and price. Our budget to upgrade our server to a pair of Opteron 280s was $40, and the 285, the next step up, was something like $40 each.