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Hey peeps.

I'm thinking of doing the upgrade to dual AMD MP's (2x 3.2Ghz sounds good!) however the initial cost layout may be a bit high.  Does anyone know if you can run a dual processor MB with one processor for the interim?  Leaving me to add the other cpu @ a later date...need far more power than my AMD XP 2Ghz is currently giving me (maybe I should a get a mac G5?  hehe)....

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Yes.  Any dual-CPU motherboard may be run with a single CPU.
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sweet... thanks jhance.... thats good news on this side :)
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The only hangup that you may get into in the future is finding a match for the CPU you buy now.  Multi-CPU operations are spec'd by AMD to only be supported if the two CPUs are identical.  This is not to say that combinations of different revs of the CPUs won't work, just that it MAY be unstable.

So in the future, you may need to hunt around for a match for your CPU or buy TWO new ones at the same time and dispose of your old one.
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