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athlon xp or mp??

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February 22, 2002 9:32:33 PM

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?

Thanks,

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February 23, 2002 12:39:58 PM

All the mp offers is the fact it was tested and is waranteed to work in dual cpu systems.


They come factory unlocked tho.


Get an axp, it will perform the same as a mp.

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February 23, 2002 2:36:24 PM

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!

girish

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February 23, 2002 3:39:51 PM

When you say factory unlocked, you mean the muliplier correct? for overclocking?
So if overclocking was something I'd think of doing sometime down the line an MP could be a good choice?
February 23, 2002 8:13:43 PM

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When you say factory unlocked, you mean the muliplier correct? for overclocking?
So if overclocking was something I'd think of doing sometime down the line an MP could be a good choice?


I mean it comes from the factory with the l1 bridges closed, so you can set the multiplier at will.

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