Ok, The machine I have now I'm about to sell, and put that money into a new machine.. I'm going the AMD route (first time for me with AMD's)... but I noticed the mp is out.. does anyone have any info (links?) about the main differences between the xp chip and MP chip?
I'm not running a server, or anything like that... does the MP give bettet performance over the XP chip?
well, just as mat said, XP is officially validated to work in dual processting systems, if you are planning on a dual-Athlon system (with a board like Asus A7M266-D) you might want to consider the Athlon MP, else XP is fine. MP is a lot costlier than XP, but even in dual systems, XP should work, although it isnt officially supposed to!
its beleived that MP gives slightly better performance than the XP, but i would say its not worth what you pay for the MP!
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