buy a second processor for my bp6?

Donovan

Donovan

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Ok, is there gonna be any real gain from buying a second processor? Yes, this is assuming I'm using an smp capable OS. I plan on installing NT4, and hopefully 2k if I can get a copy at some point. The only time I can think of that I might really need more power is playing games like UT or Half Life. um, what else would it be helpful for? My current processor is 366 -> 572.
 
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Diogenes

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Just keep in mind, NT does not support DirectX, so a lot of games will not run under NT.. Dual CPU's will make a big dif on some apps, but I would not do it if gaming is your main objective..

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like Sterling_Aug, I have been running [email protected] on BP6/NT4.0 just for the experience, there is a certain 'feel-good' element to the set-up, so that is always worth something..

[This message has been edited by Diogenes (edited 04-09-2000).]
 
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Sterling_Aug

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Most games are NOT SMP capable yet...(key word YET).

Any CPU intensive program such as CAD, video editing, sound editing, etc will benefit greatly from dual processors. I have dual C366's running 572 MHz under Win2K just for the learning experience.
 
Donovan

Donovan

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Well, UT does run under NT. As for whether it supports smp, I haven't a clue. I guess I'll have to research that one. I thought I heard something like even if the app doesn't support smp, it will still run better cause the os uses one processor and the game or app uses another? I was hoping one of our veteran dual processor owners could give some feedback here.
 
Maxout

Maxout

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It will make a difference if you crunch SETI!


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Xriz

Xriz

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Q3 also suport dual prosessors


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