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Old 21st December, 2002, 04:05 PM
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Duallie Pentium Pros

How important is getting the stepping numbers the same on a dual-Pentium Pro rig?
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Old 21st December, 2002, 05:10 PM
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it shouldnt matter. So long as they are same speed and same core voltage there shouldnt be a problem.
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Old 21st December, 2002, 07:10 PM
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I was told it was only the newer CPUs like PIIIs that aren't that picky, but PPros are quite picky about stepping numbers
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i have heard both...... but NEVER had a problem using 2 COMPLETLY different steeping in a dual rig~
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Old 21st December, 2002, 09:13 PM
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So I just have to match up the speed and L2 cache size?
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Old 22nd December, 2002, 02:29 AM
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Old 22nd December, 2002, 03:07 AM
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Now I have to find a dual PPro mobo, and a case, and an AT PSU and the right RAM, and...
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Old 22nd December, 2002, 04:59 AM
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Old 22nd December, 2002, 05:06 AM
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I already trawled ebay.co.uk for PPro stuff but didn't find a whole lot.
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well......... auction places seem to have them here every once in a while~good luck~
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Old 22nd December, 2002, 06:36 AM
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I'm sure there are sites apart form eBay but what are the URLs?
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Finding a UK based site is going to be a pain

Try computer fairs perhaps?
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Old 22nd December, 2002, 06:02 PM
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Are there any good ones in London?
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i have heard both...... but NEVER had a problem using 2 COMPLETLY different steeping in a dual rig~
P-Pro's are long in the tooth. Duplicating the stepping may be important. Hope someone who know's will answer your question. The CPU's are inexpensive nowadays, as long as they don't have bigger than 1Mb L2 caches.

Have a look at www.centrix-intl.com . They used to carry Intel P Pro dual SMP Server mainboards, and they were inexpensive. One hassle may be that they used to point out that VRM Modules(for each processor) were NOT included with most of their P-Pro Server boards. They offered VRM Modules for some of the boards they sold, for ~$24.

It's been a while since I visited Centrix-Intl. I bought two orders from them, good service, no BS.
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Old 23rd December, 2002, 10:00 PM
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More than 1MB L2 cache?! According to intel and sandpile.org the Pentium Pro never had more than 1MB cache.
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More than 1MB L2 cache?! According to intel and sandpile.org the Pentium Pro never had more than 1MB cache.
Weyell hush my mouth! I must be confusing Xeon's with P Pro's.

Is this proposed SMP P Pro machine to be an antique in working condition? Their performance was the bombe many moon's ago. Nowadays... not so much.
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Old 6th January, 2003, 05:23 PM
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If it ever actually happens it will be a working rig. Most likely a firewall/small server and a S@H cruncher. And a conversation/bragging piece. :-D
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Are there any good ones in London?
Crystal palace and there is one in a school near me, Ashburton secondary school
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Any progress in gathering the components for this once upon a time ace machine?
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I looked around a couple of computer fairs but they didn't have 1MB L" cache PPros or dual-PPro mobos.
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