Can a Athlon MP 2000 run alone

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have Dual Athlon MP 2000 System.  Can MP Processors be used as single processors.  The reason for this is that I had a Motherboard crap out and now I am thinking of using the CPU's in two different machines.  Is this possible?

Question by:sumsys
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    Chipsets are designed hand-in-hand with certain cpus, so you can't drop an Athlon MP 2000 in just any motherboard; it has to be one that has a chipset that supports that specific cpu.  This usually means one designed for symmetric processing, which means one with dual sockets, so you realize no savings putting one of these in a dual socket motherboard.  You can't put it in a single socket motherboard, because they wouldn't make a single socket board with a symmetric cpu chipset - what would be the point?  For the cost of two dual socket motherboards, you could probably buy two single socket motherboards and two cpus and get faster hardware that way - the MP 2000's are not that fast anymore.

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    Thanks for the info.  I thought that maybe a regular single CPU board would see it as a Athlon XP.

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