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DUAL AMD CONFUSION~!

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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~!

Rama

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August 1, 2001 11:29:49 PM

go here for information on the mother board and chipset
<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/showdoc.html?i=1483" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/chipsets/showdoc.html?i=1483&l...;/A>

go here for informatiion on the chip
<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1469" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1469&lt;/A>

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

Rama

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August 2, 2001 5:37:47 AM

nope not 64 bit.

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