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Posted on 2004-03-28
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Hi,

    I have a 810e Motherboard, with a pentium III processor, 733 MHz., installed on it. I want to explore the possibilities of making it a multiprocessor system. As 810e mainboard does not support additional processor, I would like to know the alternatives.

    Is there a way to add additional P-III processor to the setup? Through PCI slot? Or is there any special hardware available? Or should I go for 820 motherboards? I would be glad if the solution is cost-effective too! :-)

    Thanx.

-- Vijay Rangaraj K.
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As far as I know, you have to have a mobo that supports 2 CPU's.
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might be able to get a CPU socket multiplier but I think it is very unlikely, you really need to look nto dual / quad processor mother boards as coral says

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/cpu/arch/ext_SMP.htm
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Yes, you will need to get another mobo.
Now let's look at WHY.  What OS are you running?  What programs?  Many programs and OSs will not handle more than one processor.
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on the other hand..... if your going to go through the trouble to buy a new mobo to run a dual p3 system...... might as well save your self some headache and buy a athlon xp 2800+ and dual channel ram and mobo     going to be much faster than a dual p3 system probably cheaper too!!

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A P4 motherboard that supports HyperThreading will give you the next best thing to having two processors without actually having two processors and the associated costs of a dual cpu motherboard and two cpus.  WinXP and Win2K can actually use HyperThreading right now (it's really just making use of unused cpu cycles).
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