I have a few questions. I was thinking about upgrading my motherboard. What I want is a dual CPU motherboard that can handle dual 64 bit dual processors. Would Suse be able to handle this ok?
Now what I want to do is use all the hardware I have now. I have an AMD Athlon 64x2 4400 (I just put into this computer,) I also have an AMD 64x2 4000 (Use to be in this computer.) I would like a motherboard that would work with those as well as my memory.
Compaq Presario SR5123WM… It would just be easier to link to the motherboard specs
1 - Would this work with Suse?
2 - Would I be able to have two slightly different CPU’s, the 4000 and 4400, or would they have to be exact?
3 - Any suggestions on a cost efficient, but not cheaply made, dual CPU, dual core 64x2 mother boards that use DDR2 SDRAM. At least 8GB max Ram, or more, would be nice.
I would need at least one (two would be great) PCI-E x16 slots as well as the features of my current motherboard or close to it. Also what watt power supply would go good with it. I currently have is a 400 watt.
The reason why I don’t want to buy a huge amount and use what I have is because I am limited on how much I can spend. So I cannibalize computer parts often, when I can and if they are worth the hassle. Amazing what people throw to the curb, lol.
My Current Specs are
Motherboard manufacturer’s name: ECS MCP61PM-HM
HP/Compaq name: Nettle2-GL8E
4GB RAM PC2 6400
Nvidia 8400GS (PCI-E x16)
400 Watt PSU
Card Reader (CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, miniSD, RS-MMC, MultiMediaCardmobile, MultiMediaCardplus)
4 Sata HD’s, one sata DVD/CD dl rwr, one IDE HD
I think that covers all of the relevant info. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
I can live with that. Having two duel core 64 cpu’s would make up for the 200MHz difference. I just want to make sure it works well with Suse and that I can find a decent motherboard. I have been looking at Bestbuy and Newegg so far and they either don’t have what I am looking for or I am missing it.
My only one at the moment. But I could send over a nice PII… I am not sure why I keep that computer around these days. I just hate giving or throwing them away, feels like I am getting rid of a friend, lol. I won’t tell you how long I kept an 8080 around :X
Another good website, thanks for that link. I was hoping to use what I had. I don’t have the money right now to build my own, or get more then a motherboard and possibly a PSU if needed, thought I would love to. I might just keep what I have if I can’t find a motherboard for what I need. I may even just upgrade the CPU to a 5600+, max it out, and keep the 4000+ & 4400+ as back up.