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Can I put two AMD CPUs in a desktop rig?

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February 6, 2013 1:57:51 AM

I'm looking at a dual-CPU setup.
Correct me if I'm wrong: Core i series processors can't be put in multi-CPU setup, while Xeon processors can.
So the question that remains is can AMD CPUs and/or APUs be put in multi-CPU setups?
I'm thinking mainly about FX 8350, but I'd like to hear your thoughts about other AMD CPUs if you have them.

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February 6, 2013 2:54:54 AM

You mean crossfiring the amd cpu...i do not think it can done.how can you put two cpu in one socket!
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February 6, 2013 3:06:57 AM

desktop cpu's differ from server cpu's socket design. You can run identical AMD G34 socket processors in an AMD multi cpu set up.

however you have to be careful about cpu pairing. they have to be same model and make and revision. Opterons are Xeon counterparts from AMD.

I do not know of dual cpu socket AM3+ boards.

good luck
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February 6, 2013 10:42:42 PM

Your talking about building a server system. You can get up to 4 CPU's on a server MOBO, if you have the cash, 32 cores with a opteron dual cpu setup.

Get two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One of these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And stuff the thing with enough ram to make you puke and boy howdy you will get allot of data parsed real quick.

If you just want to show off, you could get this MOBO: http://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-Opteron-SR5690-Motherb...

If I had the cash on hand I would get that and play some serious minecraft! :lol: 

To answer your question, you need opteron CPU's or Xenon CPU's, FX and i7 or i5 or i3 are not server CPU's and won't work as a pair.
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August 18, 2013 5:56:26 AM

If you have have two AM3+ sockets on a motherboard, your ready to go!
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August 20, 2013 7:33:49 PM

ASHISH65 said:
You mean crossfiring the amd cpu...i do not think it can done.how can you put two cpu in one socket!


There are some motherboards that have 2 CPU sockets, and ram slots for both.
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August 24, 2013 7:15:27 PM

You can't because the fx 8350's architecture (Bulldozer) does not support two of its kinds paired together. only AMD Opterons can be paired together.
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August 25, 2013 9:35:11 AM

adamv1 said:
Your talking about building a server system. You can get up to 4 CPU's on a server MOBO, if you have the cash, 32 cores with a opteron dual cpu setup.

Get two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One of these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And stuff the thing with enough ram to make you puke and boy howdy you will get allot of data parsed real quick.

If you just want to show off, you could get this MOBO: http://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-Opteron-SR5690-Motherb...

If I had the cash on hand I would get that and play some serious minecraft! :lol: 

To answer your question, you need opteron CPU's or Xenon CPU's, FX and i7 or i5 or i3 are not server CPU's and won't work as a pair.


That power supply is way overkill. I have almost the exact same components running 2 video cards and I use the Corsair 850HX.

If you are worried about power get a 1000w or 1050 but you really don't need 1200, don't throw your money away.
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August 30, 2013 5:17:08 AM

some socket 462 boards coulddo it. Does anyone else remember the old dual AthlonMP rigs.
True these were also serverboards, but back in the day, it was a first inportant step toward multi-cored processing, and helped software to evolve so that when the first s939 athlon64 dual core came out, windoze and linux wer able to take advantage of it.
Intel had a similar set-up with dual slot 1 'katmai' pii chips, but didn't continue the trend with the p4, as they'd moved to xeon already.
AMD on the other hand continued to make AthlonMP setups until socket 940, a modified version of s939 specifically for the 'new' generation of Opteron processors.

those old athlonMP rigs were far superior to the dual piii rigs, because not only did the athlonMP chip clock higher than the pIII katmai, which topped out officially at 600mhz (750 with oc friendly mb and water cooling), but the AMD chips also had newer instruction sets that allowed a high end athlonMP rig to smoke the new single core s478 P4 machines intel was putting out.

I still run my athlonMP with a pair of 2200+ chips and winXP for a few key apps that dont scale well to higher clockrates ann dont play nice with win7. It also runs a pair of 100mw wifi usb cards to function as a network bridge to extend my wifi router's pathetic range so the whole house is covered evenly.

but to answer your question no, socket AM3 chips dont do multi-socket configuration, and neither does socket fm2. for that you need to go with the newest generation opterons as another poster already said.
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November 28, 2013 2:16:22 AM

Your motherboard must have 2 CPU sockets to set up dual CPU.
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January 24, 2014 6:33:51 AM

A server MOBO can and may have up to 4 sockets. If you are thinking about a dual socket MOBO, you may have to purchase AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon. Not the most ideal "gaming" CPU's, but they should do better than most CPUs.

AMD Option:
Dual Socket Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Option:
Dual Socket Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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