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Dual Tualatin's on ABit BP6?

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a b à CPUs
January 8, 2006 9:04:28 AM

Iv got a matching set of Celeron 1200 Tualatin's and im wondering if i can mod my old ABit BH6 to do it - has it been done sucesfully? Iv seen some really crappy pages on how to do it but i dont trust em, any good/easy guides on the net on how to do it?

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a b à CPUs
January 11, 2006 6:11:46 PM

No, it can't be done. First problem is, the only Celerons that supported dual processing were the early cores, everything from Coppermine to Tualatin had SMP compatibility disabled.
a b à CPUs
January 11, 2006 11:01:07 PM

bummer, thanx anyhow.
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January 11, 2006 11:22:25 PM

Thats too bad. Ive a set of PIII's running in an Abit VP6...lots of fun.
a b à CPUs
January 11, 2006 11:26:12 PM

actually whats the fastest cpus i can use for that board in a dual setup? dual 533's? or dual 566a's? or could i mod the board for 2xcoppermine P3's?

BTW i have a celeron 566 that posts in non-coppermine boards - whats so special bout that cpu?
a b à CPUs
January 12, 2006 12:12:13 AM

Dual Celeron 566 Mendicinos. You can mod the board to support dual PIII Coppermines. Further mods might be possible for dual Tualatins, but that would require a tremendous amount of work, and rely on getting the board to 133MHz bus speed stabley.
a b à CPUs
January 12, 2006 7:11:54 PM

Mendocino's come as fast as 566? I thought 533 was the Max.
a b à CPUs
January 12, 2006 8:31:01 PM

There was ONE speed that was available both as Mendicino and Coppermine. I believe it was 566.
January 12, 2006 9:23:07 PM

By mod ... do you mean covering pin B21 or something like that if on slot type cpus?
a b à CPUs
January 12, 2006 9:27:32 PM

Thats for Slot1 cpus only, the ABit BP6 is a dual socket370 board designed for dual celerons, by mod i mean insulate a few pins and connect a few others, im after a decent guide to do it but it sounds a bit tough to do.