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    AMD - Athlon 64 FX (Socket F) CPUs quesitons.

    I was under the impression that you got 2 CPUs in one box.

    Or was that changed and when? If it was ever going to be 2 CPUs per box.

    So it is now

    Box Content:
    • 1x CPU
    • 1x Heatsink & Fan


    Im not saying im going to be buying it, just wondering. Well actually it is cheaper than the cheapest Core 2 Quad. The silly ASUS motherboard which is insanely expensive ruins it really.

    What is the power requirments for this aswell? e.g. 2 FX-70s the Asus mobo a 8800GTS/GTX and 2Gb DDR2 800


    Can one CPU just be used?

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    Yes, it is apparently just one cpu per box.

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    Another thing to think about, is that the only versions of vista that will run with dual socket mobos are, Business, Enterprise or Ultimate. Home (basic or premium) will not run with more than one socket (maybe they will do something about it later?). So if you were upgrading to vista, you are forced into buying the most expensive versions.

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    Dual socket boards will normally work fine using one processor, like an SLI mainboard using one card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John @ Scan View Post
    Dual socket boards will normally work fine using one processor, like an SLI mainboard using one card.
    OK, but would vista still require the more expensive versions, even if there was only one socket occupied?

    Also, I would have thourght that the whole point of buying that type of mobo, would be to run two socket f fx cpus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    OK, but would vista still require the more expensive versions, even if there was only one socket occupied?

    Also, I would have thourght that the whole point of buying that type of mobo, would be to run two socket f fx cpus.
    Sorry John, just realised you were replying to OPs question.

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