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OLD STUFF: Pentium 3 Slot 1 Dual-CPU Question

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October 14, 2010 2:43:15 PM

Hey all,

So I'm emptying out my parts closet and throwing together some PCs from old parts (For what, specifically, I don't know yet. We'll call it "Madness" for now).

I got ahold of a dual slot-1 motherboard and I have a Pentium 3 Slot 1 500mhz and a Pentium 3 Socket 370 500Mhz and a Socket-to-Slot converter.

I want to know if I can pull off a dual CPU setup with these. Does only the speed need to be identical if the basic architecture is the same or do they pretty much need to be mirror images of each other?

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October 14, 2010 3:16:42 PM

Well, from what I know about 2P set ups (curent gen mind you), you will need 2x of the same CPU.

As for what to do with it, either MAME set up or NAS/print/file server using Linux.
October 14, 2010 3:56:33 PM

Well if it's that way for current gen computing, then more than likely it's probably the same for the older ones too...
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October 14, 2010 6:09:03 PM

Not only that, but I found out that the motherboard I got my hands on only supports up to 333mhz. :lol: 

The question is totally irrelevant now. Read your datasheets, kids. :non: 
October 16, 2010 2:51:27 AM

Best answer selected by doubleohfour.