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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.
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 ?
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
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
I've experienced a lot of problems with GPFs when hyperthreading is enabled :(
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 ...
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
The 3Ghz Xeons cost much and require a much more expensive motherboard.I might just give the 2.4Ghz's a try.
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
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