Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 18

Thread: Athlon MP

  1. #1
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest

    Athlon MP

    Hi, not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but we desperately need a single Athlon MP 2200, as we have a faulty one here. Problem is, because it's for work, we can't order from private individuals, so most of ebay won't be suitable. Anyone got any magical ideas?

  2. #2
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Can I suggest that you might not have much option than to replace both? You can pick up MP2800s for not ludicrous amounts these days - PCW Business list availability at 4 days and the price is under £125 ex VAT. See HERE. MP2200s seem pretty thin on the ground.

  3. #3
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    Thanks, that's more than I'd managed to find. Really don't want to have to replace both CPUs, but of course that's going to be a lot harder than anything else. Another option is to get some other sort of reasonably priced dual CPU system I suppose? HT won't be suitable, but Dual Core will. Still quite expensive though. The guy is using it to test Dual CPU support on various builds of the FreeBSD OS or something. It doesn't even have to be an incredibly powerful system either.

    Thanks for having a look for me. If I get anywhere with this, I'll post a followup.

  4. #4
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    TBH, replacing both Athlons is going to probably be cheaper than putting in a dual-core P4 setup, since you'd need a new motherboard, memory and probably graphics card as well; the supporting Intel chipsets are DDR2-only and as far as graphics are concerned, PCI-E.

  5. #5
    Moderator DavidM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,770
    Thanks
    796
    Thanked
    251 times in 233 posts
    Although Dual core AMD base systems will be cheaper, the cpu's may be a bit more initially.

  6. #6
    Now with added sobriety Rave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    SE London
    Posts
    9,948
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked
    399 times in 255 posts
    It's a shame this is for a work machine because it would be a piece of cake to L5 mod an XP2200 and use that.

  7. #7
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Rave
    It's a shame this is for a work machine because it would be a piece of cake to L5 mod an XP2200 and use that.
    tbh, that was my first idea. never done it before though.

  8. #8
    Now with added sobriety Rave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    SE London
    Posts
    9,948
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked
    399 times in 255 posts
    I've done 2, both worked first time. What makes the L5 mod so easy is that you don't have to worry about covering up the pit between the bridges, since the substrate there is connected to one or other of the pins anyway. You just slop some conductive paint on there and you should be good to go.

    I don't know if it works on 'superlocked' (I.E. post 0339) processors though. Both of the processors I modded were mid-0330s (like 0336 I think) so I had to scrape the varnish off the bridges before I modded them.

  9. #9
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    Just ordered the 2 MP2800s off PCWB.

  10. #10
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    I don't think you'll go far wrong there .

  11. #11
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    I'll just be glad to get this system out of the way TBH. The mobo went faulty, so we got a replacement one of those, then we found that one of the CPUs was faulty. After mounting the mobo in the case, we found that the board was a lot bigger, and with there being 8 hard drives in the case (4x scsi, 4x ide), the bracket for holding 3 of the HDs was now over the RAM slots, so we'll either have to re-case the computer or put the SCSIs in an external box.

    Fun, fun fun :-/

  12. #12
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Been there, done that - I'm on two Optis now after my Gigabyte GA-7DPXDW dual SoA board (running, as it happens, 2xMP2800s) went titsup.com. Got new board, 2xOpti 246's ; Coolermaster ATC201 case too small. Bought a Coolermaster Stacker, and that copes fine. BIG bugger though. Nice case to work in, lots of thumbscrews, though as seems to be the case with a lot of cases, the front USB/audio module is a waste of a good slot; why can't the industry standardise on internal USB connections as well as external ones, FFS?

  13. #13
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    I've actually got to put together a quote for the guy that owns the above machine for an opteron based system (single CPU though). Not actually built an opteron system before though, so do you have any recommendations?

    edit: should mention it's going in a 19" rack
    Last edited by Mike Fishcake; 16-06-2005 at 04:18 PM.

  14. #14
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,133
    Thanks
    527
    Thanked
    137 times in 98 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    Well, I didn't have much option when I was putting my kit together - rush job. If it's single CPU, your client might want to wait for the single-socket dual core ones to come out. Don't skimp on the board; nForce Professional ought to be the way to go - good memory bandwidth and two full PCI-Ex16 lanes see HERE. The ASUS K8N-DL looks a good bet, and Scan have that for £178.49 ex VAT. If he doesn't want to wait, he might actually consider a couple of single core Optis, but that's something you might discuss with him. 246's are under £200 ex VAT each at the mo, and I can tell you they give a lot of bang for buck (or quid). DON'T skimp on memory - you need good quality Registered, ECC for preference.

    edit: Just realised - 19" rack - is this going to be a server? If so the PCI-E stuff won't be relevant.
    Last edited by nichomach; 16-06-2005 at 04:43 PM.

  15. #15
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    Cheers for the info.. it is gonna be a server, yeah, he probably won't want to wait until dual cores come out, so i'd probably go for single.

    As for the asus motherboard, I always try to go for asus all the time anyway, so i'm glad that's a board that others recommend.

    Anyway, off home now. ta!

  16. #16
    Now with added sobriety Rave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    SE London
    Posts
    9,948
    Thanks
    501
    Thanked
    399 times in 255 posts
    *cough* got some spare caps and a soldering iron waiting here Nicho....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800
    By Steve in forum HEXUS Reviews
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18-05-2005, 03:03 AM
  2. Athlon 64 chipset comparison
    By Steve in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-04-2005, 03:09 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2004, 10:33 PM
  4. How to correctly identify an Athlon
    By Allen in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-02-2004, 12:42 PM
  5. AMD Athlon 64 3200 , VIA K8T800, nForce3 150
    By DR in forum HEXUS Reviews
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-10-2003, 08:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •