Athlon XP <> Athlon MP Tags: CPUs XPS Core Windows XP Product Last response: November 10, 2001 11:19 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs 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 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> 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: Related resources Athlon XP-M as Athlon MP? - Forum Athlon XP vs MP - Forum Athlon MP vs Athlon XP vs Barton MP vs Opteron - Forum adapting athlon mp psu for xp use? - Forum Athlon MP w/ XP mobo. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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!!! Anonymous a b à CPUs 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Athlon XP or MP? Forum AMD ATHLON MP OR XP Forum AMD Athlon XP or MP Forum Athlon MP / XP Forum Athlon XP into MP? Forum AMD Athlon XP vs. MP, overclocking Forum athlon xp or mp?? Forum Dual Athlon XP = Dual Athlon MP ? Forum Athlon mp and xp Forum Athlon XP vs MP! what is the difference? Forum Athlon MP / XP in Dual Configurations. Forum Athlon XP and AMD MP Forum Is Athlon XP = Athlon MP Forum Stability of Itanium 2, Xeon MP, Opteron, Athlon MP. compare Forum Athlon MP 2000+ Clustering CFD Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !