Is it Possible to use Two Motherboards?

By lehsstudent ยท 13 replies
Jan 22, 2007
  1. Ok can you connect two motherboards and have 2 cpus 1 hdd 1fdd 1 vga and so on. this (in theory) would allow you to split the information in half and give each mobo have the numbers to crunch and increase speed.
    Please tell me if this is possible.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Why don't you read a lot more on theory and on hard technology regarding motherboards and systems?
  3. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    i did some searching and it is inpossible to have two motherboards working together but you can have two computers in a custom case you would but it would have to be a big case you would need two everything even two power buttons but it is still inpossible to make two motherboards work together
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Think of it this way.

    - Mothers can have more than 1 child.
    - A child can't have more than 1 mother.

    (Child being the processor ;) )
  5. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    What asi_shi is saying is that if you want two or more processors in the same system, you will need a motherboard that supports multiple CPUs (2 CPU slots).
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Indeed. Why would you want to have 2 motherboards anyway? Where would you mount them? On the wall?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Not for Windows. And you can't do it the way you described at all. But technically you could connect 2 systems together and have the workload distributed between them equally.
  8. gavilan

    gavilan TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Unless you live in Canada, Vermont or Massachusetts
  9. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 132

    If your making a behemoth cluster thats sort of what your doing. You would just need to use a linux interface and write a custom program that made use of the different processors. For all practical purposes, its not possible.
  10. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Or if you were artificially inseminated, adopted, or the son of a conjoined female twin.
  11. Above471

    Above471 TS Rookie

    Load Balancing?

    Is it not possible to use Load Balancing Techniques to share the load? The techniques used in server farms? Obviously it would be, but im more curious about load balancing an application, such as resource hungry CADs, Graphic Utilities, and Graphic intense Video Games.
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Thats pretty much your answer. I don't know it well enough to go into much more detail, but you can cluster computers together with certain operating systems/environments, but its something you only find in places where lots of computing power is needed and dorm rooms of computer science nerds.
  13. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you're using the wrong terms.... refer to them as servers/masters and slave processors.
  14. Intel-FREAKIUM

    Intel-FREAKIUM TS Rookie

    dude, just get a quad-core dou like i got
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