Athlon XP <> Athlon MP Tags: CPUs Xps Core Windows XP Last response: November 10, 2001 11:19 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous CPUs Authority November 7, 2001 11:37:34 AM Hey everyone ! I need a tech guru who can tell me the technical difference between the XP and the MP version of the Athlon. Both have the Palomino Core. Only the "package" is different and the identifier Register Setting. But what stops me using two XPs in a dual system ? What makes the MP more MultiProcessing than the XP ? The Red Guy More about : athlon athlon | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove xxsk8er101xx November 7, 2001 1:16:05 PM xp is for the single processing implementation. MP is made for multi processing implementation. Hence MP (multi processing) you don't need MP; get xp. <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mysystemrig.html?id=9933" target="_new"> My Rig </A> | Report abuse bront November 7, 2001 1:20:36 PM the MP has some of the Multi-processor syncing code enabled. Most XPs don't. Suposedly there were a few of the early XPs that did have it enabled. 60 FPS, 70 FPS, 80 FPS Crash! Daylight comes and I have to go to work :frown: | Report abuse zengeos November 7, 2001 2:11:56 PM Same internal core, but MP undergoes far more assurance testing before being certified as an MP chip. MP doesn't have L1 bridges cut, XP does. mark- When all else fails, throw your computer out the window!!! | Report abuse Anonymous CPUs Authority November 10, 2001 11:19:12 AM Thanks for your help ! Hmmm..I'm still wondering if AMD is making that all up to keep the price for MP CPUs high... At least with the L1 Bridge still connected it is easily overclockable. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Athlon XP <> Athlon MP> Related ressources: ForumBest Gfx card for athlon 64 xp 4000+ Forumwill windows 98 run on Athlon Xp 1800 ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumAthlon 1900+ ForumAthlon XP H-Series ForumOverheat - ATHLON XP 1600P+ ForumAthlon XP1900+ now shipping ForumAthlon XP 1900+ soon. ForumAthlon XP 1800 - Which Cooler ForumAthlon 1100 ForumP4 / athlon review (and heatsink test) ForumAthlon vs Intel More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !