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SubjectRe: Dual Athlon XP 1800+ on Tyan Thunder K7 or Tiger MP anyone?
On Tue, 2001-10-09 at 17:52, Timur Tabi wrote:
> Dieter Nützel wrote:
> > Has anybody some numbers, yet?
> I was under the impression that only the Athlon MP CPUs could be used in SMP
> systems, and the fastest one is still 1.2GHz.

It seems that any Athlon (even Durons) work fine in SMP configurations.
(Although I don't recommend this for stability).

Most people using dual Athlons are probably using the higher speed but
cheaper Athlon parts with no problem.

I have heard conflicting reports of what is actually different about the
MP vs non-MP parts, with points ranging from "the MP parts are just
certified" to that MP actually has some different internals. Whatever
the case, I suppose the difference isn't earth-shattering and mostly
marketing (ala Intel).

Robert Love

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