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By rumna ·
Is it possible to install two processors on a mother board? If so, how to go about it and what are the advantages/disadvantages of doing so?

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by Don Christner In reply to multiple processors

Only if the motherboard is setup for two procs. The advantage is of course faster processing. This would only be cost effective if you were doing some major processing and were getting processor bound. Otherwise, you would just be wasting money ona second proc.

Don

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to multiple processors

yes,
the motherboard has to support 2 cpu of course (2 cpu slots).
Only winnt 4, w2k, and wxp and higher does support > 2 cpu's (home versions of the OS support 2 cpu's and server versions of the OS support more.)
disadvantage 2 cpu's=double thecash.
advantage: as long as the programs are 32 bit and let the os manage them as it should be, you will see performance improvement in the apss in general. This is where real multitasking and multiprocessing come into play. Keyword: 32 bit apps and os.
You wont see any improvement in 16 bit apps and lower.

regards,

Leopold

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