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Athlon MP w/ XP mobo.

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May 22, 2003 3:01:43 AM

I build computers for people and until now I've never had a request for a computer using an Athlon MP processor. The client wants a single processor Athlon MP system. All the motherboards I see are designed for dual processors. Will an Athlon XP motherboard work?

I feel like a complete idiot for not knowing this. Thanks in advance for your help.

Alex "f4shionablecha0s" Rawlings

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May 22, 2003 5:17:22 AM

Your client is funny, people get MP for the multi-processor and now he want to run a single one? Why not get XP instead for cheaper price in both CPU and mobo?

It is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money
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May 22, 2003 5:42:27 AM

Perhaps he thinks MP is capable of hyperthreading??? ;o)



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May 22, 2003 9:00:33 PM

heh. I've actually never worked with the Athlon MP. I get very little demand for servers. Does using a single Athlon MP offer any advantages?
May 22, 2003 9:08:20 PM

I see no real advantages for only using 1 CPU. In gaming, most games will only support 1 CPU anyway. But if the client wants to use only 1 Athlon MP, than I would suggest that he goes with an Athlon XP. They are cheaper and are more compatible with motherboards. Also if he wants to use the computer as a server, than it would be to his benefit to have dual CPU's.
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