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2 CPU's and dont know what to do with em!!

By Smoke_No.9
Apr 10, 2007
  1. i Have 2 AMD Athlon 3800 cpu's and want to use both in the same system? question is, is there an ATX or extended ATX mobo to support these cpu's in a twin set up? and where can i find it.
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    not that I'm aware of. Sell 'em on ebay.
     
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    I don't think you can use two AMD Athlon 64 3800+ chips in the same board. If you can't which I'm pretty sure of, then well... Do what I'd do and build two computers with them. But as far as I know you can't use two AMD Athlon 64 chips in the same motherboard.
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Not possible to do what you want... you can find motherboards that will run two processors, but not boards that will run the AMD Athlon 64... It is an AMD problem.
     
  5. Smoke_No.9

    Smoke_No.9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the info....

    guess i'll just have to sell one
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It's not an AMD problem, you simply cannot run two CPUs that aren't meant for SMP in this case AMD Opterons are meant for SMP not Athlon64s. It's the same for Intel as you cannot run two "Core 2 Duo" in SMP, you need a Xeon for such a setup.
     
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