im thinking about getting a new computer and one of the reasons im gettin a new one is because of speed issues
an old pI overdrive just doesn't cut it
im thinking of getting one with either two celerons or two AMD K6's and using jumpers to connect them
is this a good idea or should just stick with one processor at a time?
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September 19th, 1999, 10:24 PM
"im thinking of getting one with either two celerons or two AMD K6's and using jumpers to connect them"? What do you mean when you say this? A dual processor motherboard? A jerry-rigged motherboard? WTF?
September 19th, 1999, 10:37 PM
dual processor motherboard
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September 19th, 1999, 11:28 PM
It depends what operating system you will be using really. If your going to run Windows 98, 95...forget it. They only offer single cpu support. If you run NT or RH Linux, you'll be fine.
Word to the wise though, don't get a Win modem...they all suck, and if you use Linux...it will not be compatable at all. (there is one place that offers Win<Modem drivers for linux....but it doesn't work to well)
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September 19th, 1999, 11:51 PM
Sorry but super7 won't run in a SMP configuration. You will have to use Celeron or Pentium II/III.
The real answer to your question is, if you don't have a damn good reason, you don't want a dual CPU system. It would be a total waste.
At present the only real use for dual CPU's is in a fairly heavily loaded server or for a high-end workstation (CAD, 3D Graphics editing, that sort of thing). While Quake III does/will support multiple CPUs, you can get better performance out of the game by spending your money in other ways.
ok then ill stick with one processor
and it'll probably end up being an AMD-K6
but i might try and avoid win 98 because it always ends up piisin me off but until i learn to program in C++ so i can create my own OS (beleive me i have some kick @$$ ideas for an OS that's a whole lot better than win98) and until then im stuck with windows http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/frown.gif
oh and if anyone knows of any good C++ prgramming books or tutorials then e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org