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    Dual Celeron socket 370

    Hi.....i know this is quite old school stuff, but......

    I have an old dual socket 370 motherboard, that works fine with a single celeron. I quickly put 2 in and it didnt seem to like running 2 celerons. I did a bit of research and found that the celly's dont like running dual CPU's.

    However if you have a converter card (so you can use a 370 in a slot 1 motherboard) you could connect the AN16 pin to the B75 with a wire and it would allow it to run in dual with another modded celly. (http://www.cpu-central.com/Articles/...index-370.html)

    As i have a dual socket 370 mobo i was wondering if it is still possible to do this with socket 370? I assume that the AN16 pin is there, but would the B75 thing be there?

    Any info on this is much appreciated
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    There are only two boards which can run dual socket 370 Celerons, they are the Abit BP6 and an obscure one from QDI or someone like that. The only Celerons that can run in dual mode are the original (cacheless) slot celerons, or the 'black' PPGA Celeron-As, which only went up to 533MHz (or maybe 566, I forget).

    If you've got a dual PIII board (I.E. FCPGA/FCPGAII), then you're out of luck AFAIK, Intel completely disabled SMP operation in the FCPGA generation Celerons. You'll need a pair of Pentium IIIs.

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    Ah ok, thanks for clearing that up rave. Much appreciated.

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    People don't buy Celerons for performance. They buy them because they are cheap. Since dual CPU machines are anything BUT cheap running dual Celerons is not something anybody should want to do.

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    Yeah, which is why the BP6 became one of the classic enthusiast boards and still has a cult following even today. Back in the day a BP6 with a couple of OCed Celerons was an extraordinary amount of computing power for the money.

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    Well its becuase i got a dual board for P3's, just havent got round to buying them, hehe. And i have 2 celly's just doing nothing so thought i may as well whack them in a try.
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    I have a dualie (PIII 1GHz chips) and it can't even outcrunch a stock 2400+ Athlon XP (not even close really).

    Rave, that's just not true. "Back in the day" those CPUs and motherboards were not cheap. That's why almost NOBODY used them. It's also why almost ZERO manufacturers made such a motherboard, and it's why Celerons have not had SMP capabilities since. Also, I've never seen any cults following motherboards, especially dual Celeron boards. Who you trying to kid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormPC
    Rave, that's just not true. "Back in the day" those CPUs and motherboards were not cheap.
    The Celerons certainly were cheap, that's the whole point of a Celeron. As for the board:

    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...reviews/844/1/

    ~$150? That certainly wasn't a lot then, and it's not even a lot now.

    That's why almost NOBODY used them. It's also why almost ZERO manufacturers made such a motherboard, and it's why Celerons have not had SMP capabilities since.
    If dual Celerons were so rubbish that nobody would want to use them, why would Intel have bothered diabling SMP capability?

    http://arstechnica.com/cpu/3q99/dual...n-retro-1.html

    According to this:

    http://arstechnica.com/cpu/3q99/smp/smp-1.html

    Dual celerons actually kicked Slot-1 P3 ass in many applications thanks to their on-die cache.

    Also, I've never seen any cults following motherboards, especially dual Celeron boards. Who you trying to kid?
    http://www.bp6.com/about.php

    It has it's own enthusiast website which is still operating, albeit in expanded form, six years later. But I guess the term cult is relative.

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    Wow, I guess everything I've ever said is wrong. I wonder how long it will take you to get this thread closed?

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    I still have such a beast . Cost me about £80 + 2*£40, it's probably the cheapest PC I have bought.

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    I love my BP6....

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