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Can anyone recommend DOWNGRADING from my P4 2.26?

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March 28, 2003 8:13:04 PM

Currently I have been running a 2.26 'B' on an Asus P4S533 Mobo (clocked to 2500+, very nice I must admit but I have in my posession two 1.4Ghz (512 cache)P3 Tualatins's

Would a Dual cpu board with these chips be better than my current setup. I intend to use XP on it and understand that not all software uses dual cpus but I mainly use office programs, outlook and internet explorer.

I don't do none of that divx, mp3, gaming stuff much either.

I need a recommendation for a Dual cpu board as well.

Thanks peeps!

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March 28, 2003 10:57:52 PM

You can't run dual P4's unless they are XEON processors, which requires a very expensive motherboard with different sockets.

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March 28, 2003 11:22:30 PM

Thanks for the reply but I think you need to read the post mate :D 
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March 29, 2003 1:33:21 AM

LOL, I missed the second half of the first sentence!

I don't think you'd see a boost, because you'd have to be doing several apps simultaniously before you began to make good use of the second CPU.

You could just send those CPU's to me!

Oh, if you really wanted to do it, the best boards would be BX or i840. i840 is expensive, and finding a dual BX board with 133MHz bus speed support is very difficult.

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March 29, 2003 8:54:39 AM

1.4Ghz (512 cache)P3 Tualatins's are very nice
March 29, 2003 4:35:01 PM

I would recommend selling the two P3 processors. They are still worth a good bit of money and that money could let you upgrade your computer somewhat.

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March 30, 2003 7:28:50 PM

how much would you want for the p3 1.4's,............. if you were to sell em? I could certanly use one of them.