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August 1, 2001 11:18:39 PM

In consdering my next system, i hadnt really thought of dual proc until recently. Mostly because its a waste unless you have software that can actually make use of it, which im getting more and more into. As i started to look around for what i wanted, i saw something that threw me off. Using the AMD 1.2 Tbird as an example, it has both a regular model and a MP (multi procc) model. The price for the MP is near double the regular. Do i hav to use the MP for dual procc unit, even better question, what the hell is the MP..? I never heard of it till now. In tlakin to some people, one suggested maybe it had diff cahce, or equated it to the Intel Xeon, also built for servers/dp. Maybe even a diff pin array. I DONT KNOW~! hehe
So, who can give me info about dualing an AMD system. Do i have to use the MP..? Are there reasons why i should use the MP if im not required too..?
Also any suggestions/opinions about which MB and chipset you prefer greatly appreciated~!


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August 1, 2001 11:29:49 PM

go here for information on the mother board and chipset
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go here for informatiion on the chip
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the athlon mp is the same chip as the athlon 4

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August 2, 2001 4:20:54 AM

Thanks, perfect links~! Next question in new thread after i finish reading, the MP is the new Athlon 4 AKA Palomino, ok nice, but they seem unclear if its 64 bit or not. Gonna finish reading and possibly rereading, if still unclear ill post that question in new thread


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August 2, 2001 5:37:47 AM

nope not 64 bit.

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