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Re: [vox-tech] athlon questions

i thought about an alpha for a brief moment, but my machine will be playing
games quite a bit.  not the least of which would be quake3 and UT.  :)


On Fri 05 Jan 01,  6:01 PM, George Thomas Finch said...
> My two cents.  Correct me if I am wrong.  But AMD does ot makes a chip that
> supports SMP.  We will have to wait for their successor to the Athlon, which
> will incorporate a new design, being two cores on one die (or something like
> that).  If you want to run two processors in one box you will need to stick to
> Intel.
> Or buy an Alpha....:)
> --George
> > > Hi Pete,
> > > I'm considering building a Duron system within the next month.  I really
> > like ASUS boards, but they don't make dual CPU boards.  (At least I don't
> > think so.)  I've built 2 Athlon systems already, both using ASUS boards
> > and they rock.  One board, the K7V uses the KX-133 chipset & has a K7
> > Athlon in it.  The other board, the A7V, uses the KT-133 chipset & has a
> > Thunderbird in it.
> >
> > PC-133 memory is a nice addition but not needed.  In order to experience
> > significant performance gain in these chipsets, PC-133 capable of CAS2
> > latency is needed.  You can find this only in high-quality memory, but you
> > can still find this at less than 50 cents a MB.  I am about to order 256MB
> > sticks from from a Florida website.  Wanna split the s&h charges?
> >
> > There are newer mobos coming out for the Athlon with ATA-100 built-in.
> > The A7V mentioned above has a Promise ATA-100 controller on-board in
> > addition to the regular ATA-33/66 main IDE bus, so I think it can support
> > 8 drives altogether (altho I haven't tried it nor does the docs say
> > anything about that).
> >
> > A couple notes I fuzzily remember is:
> > 1. I don't think any boards beside some OEM boards support the newer
> > 266MHz K7 front-side bus.
> > 2. ASUS boards are one of the best manufacturers to overclock on, but it
> > depends on the particular board you get (whether you get some extra
> > jumpers).  However, since I don't have money to burn, I haven't OC'd any
> > of mine.
> >
> > This is my 2 cents with Athlon systems.  Anyone else?
> >
> > FL
> >
> > On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >
> > > i'm considering building an athlon system.  i've fallen completely behind on
> > > modern x86 technology.
> > >
> > > what manufacturers should i be looking at for high quality athlon motherboar
> ds?
> > > are there dual athlon mboards yet?
> > >
> > > i assume ECC133 ram is needed for an athlon?
> > >
> > > anything else i should consider?
> > >
> > > pete
> >
> >
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> George Finch
> finchgeo@pilot.msu.edu

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