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dr0p0ut

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Dec 1, 2001
hello all

i am going to make the jump to xeon world. have a quick
and newbie question. could any good dual xeon work run
with 1 chip only. reason i ask, i am going to buy one chip first
then add in the second one when the money allow. i want
to make sure its possible before i buy the board/chip

thx

dr0p0ut

also would asus pc-dl work with one chip only??

would i run 400hmz chip on 533 board?
 
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cmcquistion

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Location
Tennessee
dr0p0ut said:
hello all

i am going to make the jump to xeon world. have a quick
and newbie question. could any good dual xeon work run
with 1 chip only. reason i ask, i am going to buy one chip first
then add in the second one when the money allow. i want
to make sure its possible before i buy the board/chip

Yes.
 

Xaotic

Very kind Senior
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Mar 13, 2002
Location
Greensboro NC
Yes to all. I have a pair of 400s on an e7505 chipset board and it works fine. It does however kill my memory bandwidth, since it drops the FSB to 400 and will not run async. When you add the other chip, plan on reinstalling the OS for SMP support.
 
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dr0p0ut

dr0p0ut

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thank you for the help.
so the 400 cant not run at 533 ?? i though there some jumper
to force the chip to run at different fsb/mhz like old PIII day.

thx again

dr0p0ut
 

Xaotic

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Location
Greensboro NC
On some boards yes. I believe it's the Iwill DP-533 or DPI-533. Other boards have varying overclocking options. Mine has no voltage controls, so Bsel is not possible and no other OC options. Usually, by increasing the voltage and forcing the jumper on the Iwill, it will run at 533, but some chips are better than others. For a bunch of information, check out the forums at 2cpu.com. Lots of specific information there.