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Dual core, dual processor


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I was just wondering two things. First of all would it be better to do a dual processor system over a dual core? Second question is is it possible to do a dual core, dual processor? In other words could somebody have two dual core processors on a motherboard?
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depends on your use of the computer...

true dual proc systems are usually servers..though some home computers can be dual proc's... there are advantages and disadvantages to both (dual procs take up more space... dual core's don't have ALOT of software to take advantage of them yet..etc..)

you can have mutli dual core processors on the same board..as long as the board is capable of doing this...there are some servers that have 2, 4 or 8 dual core procs (some will have more...and honestly...the sky's the limit when it comes to that)...and i want one..hehe
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Another thing to consider.... most dual-processor boards I've seen require ECC memory as they are typically designed to be servers.... and then there is the problem of having an os that supports more than one processor and/or core.... Xp pro will do 2 out of the box I believe.... may have to do a server edition of windows beyond that..... or you could always run linux ( I think some distros support 8 or more cpus out of the box. )
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thx for the reply, it would be a sweet setup
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Google servers have 24+ CPUs on cluster.
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