running 2 mobos on a single system...

By shinesun
May 31, 2007
  1. I recently came out with this idea to run my system with 2 motherboards.

    i called my local computer hardware "uncle" and he told me it was possible, as two motherboards may be plugged in with a "master" and "slave" configuration with some alterations in the circuitry.i am not sure what he can do as i have yet to visit him.
    i will update you guys if this arrangement for the mobos worked.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. Yes, you can put two motherboards in one box.

    As for "running".. As you know, it is the CPU that "runs" stuff in a computer. And with two mobos you have two separate CPUs and two separate sets of RAM, giving you, in reality, two separate computers no matter what you do.
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    That is correct. It wouldn't be possible due to those facts.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Correct. And there is no way to hack this technology to provide, for example, a computer that has 2 motherboards, one CPU, etc. A motherboard IS a computer, in effect.
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