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Old 12-24-00, 04:52 PM
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About how much is a dual cpu motherboard? Does it have the same dimensions as regularlar motherboard?

Also, I'd appreciate links that explain some of its advantages.
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You may want to read so on the previous Dell P3 thread. I have an Intel OR840 workstation mb designed for a dual P3. Cost was $319.

Standard ATX form factor. Advantages? Depends on what you do.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by randyc:

Advantages? Depends on what you do.
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More depends on what OS you plan to run???

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I learned after I had my dual P2 400 mhz system built that it wouldn't run both processors under Windows 98,but only NT or 2000. Generally,a dual processor system isn't ideal for gaming software or hardware(3d video cards,game controllers,etc,etc...).
I'm contiplating getting a motherboard that supports DDR RAM,because it's supposed to be faster than a 133mhz bus SDRAM motherboard. I've heard prices aren't much higher for the DDR motherboards and the memory.
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If its not good for gaming, what is it generally used for?
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by mikerena:
If its not good for gaming, what is it generally used for?
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Servers, CAD, Database, really really really really large excel spreadsheets

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If I'm not mistaken, I believe somebody(on the dell thread) said something about how the type of video card has an effect on CAD work.

Is this true? Is it mainly because CAD programs rely on using a 3d-graphics api?

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