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Dual processor P4 Motherboard

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by bohr, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. bohr

    bohr rm -rf /

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    Anyone know if there are dual processor P4 motherboards out there that are not Xeon's? I'd like to build a dual proc machine with some 3 GHz processors, but do they even make dual proc motherboards? Thanks for the heads up.
     
  2. NightWolfe

    NightWolfe Grumpy Glocker

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    I don't think you can run P4s in Dual configuration and can't think of any mobos that support it .. why don't you want to run Xeons ?
     


  3. I have an older dual P3 and a fairly new dual Athlon.I don't know of any dual P4's.Dual Xeons cost more than I'm willing to spend.An excellent website is here http://www.2cpu.com
     
  4. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    A single hyperthreaded P4 is effectively a multiprocessor system. If you look at the Peformance tab in Task Manager on a single-CPU HT system, it will show 2 processors. I think Intel's plan is that, if you need SMP and a single HT P4 isn't enough, then you need to step up to a Xeon (which, although hyperthreaded, also is SMP-enabled).
     
  5. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    my 2 cents.

    If you are not going to be running server applications and your programs don't take advantage of it why waste the money?
     
  6. Cryptoboy

    Cryptoboy Sr. Sr. Member!

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    ^6

    What he said! :)

    Unless you are running a business application that needs that much processing power, you're basically just wasting your money. Most games don't have support for multiple processors yet.
     
  7. I wouldn't spend that sort of money to play games.The only PC games I've ever had were the ones that came with the OS's.And I never use them.
     
  8. bohr

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    I want to upgrade my current dual P3 box and was curious if there were non-Xeon dual motherboards out there somewhere. The application of the server is computer simulations (Maxwell's equations) and the dual processors are nice for run-times. I would like some alternative to expensive Xeon processors. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. SamBuca

    SamBuca

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    I've experienced a lot of problems with GPFs when hyperthreading is enabled :(
     
  10. NightWolfe

    NightWolfe Grumpy Glocker

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    if you wanna run dual and don't want to run Xeons then your stuck with AMD .. really no way around it .. I run Dual Xeon 2.2s and their great ...
     
  11. I did find some resonably priced parts,
    ASUS PC-DL DELUXE 2XEON S604 INT 82875P motherboard-$239, INTEL P4 XEON 2.4G 533M 512K S604 BOX
    Intel P4 Xeon 2.4GHz
    Intel Socket 604-Pin
    533MHz FSB 512KB Cache
    Includes Heatsink and Cooling Fan
    3 Year Intel Direct Warranty-$249
     
  12. The 3Ghz Xeons cost much and require a much more expensive motherboard.I might just give the 2.4Ghz's a try.
     
  13. bohr

    bohr rm -rf /

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    Thanks for all the info. I may have to go the Xeon route. My current setup is ok, but will need to be changed within the year. Thanks