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thebigugly
12-30-00, 08:45 AM
I'm doing an upgrade in the next two months and would like feedback on whether it's worth it to go with a dual processor motherboard, say tyan or asus with a amd 800 or not. What would the potential benefits and problems be.

John
12-30-00, 08:57 AM
What operating system would you run on it?

thebigugly
12-30-00, 09:03 AM
I was hoping to upgrade to a version of 2000

Gyga-Bite
12-30-00, 02:32 PM
i thought amd didnt have smp chipsets yet?

freckmoto
12-30-00, 02:45 PM
No SMP for the Athlon yet, but I would bet first quarter 2001.

Freckmoto

glc1
12-30-00, 07:30 PM
The AMD 760 supports dual CPUs. It's now up to motherboard manufacturers to implement SMP.

[This message has been edited by glc1 (edited 12-30-2000).]

freckmoto
12-30-00, 07:51 PM
I thought it was going to be a slight update of the 760 called the 761 that supported dual?

Freckmoto

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glc1
12-31-00, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by freckmoto:
I thought it was going to be a slight update of the 760 called the 761 that supported dual?I heard the 760 has native support for dual CPUs.

thebigugly
12-31-00, 10:18 AM
back to topic is it worth it to go to dual or should I go with the fastest single I can afford? Advantages, disadvantages. thanks folks

freckmoto
12-31-00, 12:37 PM
Here is what I am referring to at HardOCP:
http://hardocp.com/articles/amd/ddr/intro/index2.html . It is not a whole new chipset, but a new north bridge chip labeled 762 instead of 761 hence supporting SMP. It is at the bottom of the page.

Freckmoto

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Abit KT7 RAID
Duron 600 @ 1000mhz
OCZ Monster 2 Heatsink
256mb PC133 Infineon 222
10 gig
TNT2
Aureal Vortex 2