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Old 02-18-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Using Two Different Processors In A Dual Processor System

I recently adopted two older servers, but only one of them runs (there seems to be a power supply issue in the other). Both systems have Pentium III processors, but at different speeds: 1 GHz and 750 MHz. Is it alright (is it even possible) to put both processors in one machine and have it run as a Dual Proc system? I would think that it should be OK, but I thought I'd ask for some other opinions before trying anything.
Old 02-18-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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I do not believe that is possible but I could be wrong. From reading posts at Dual proc systems are usually presented with the same processor.
Old 02-20-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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Hmm, OK. Thanks for the reply.

I don't need to try it now anyway, because pulling all the major components out and plugging them back in seems to have fixed it. Probably a loose power connector somewhere, since it now boots quite happily. I'm not much of a hardware guy so it was an interesting experience.
Old 02-20-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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As the great brian mentions...this is not something to do. Dual CPU machines require the exact smae CPU. That is CPU, Speed, cach, and even stepping.
Glad you got your machines up and running...the alternative sounded scary.


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