On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 07:11:42PM -0500, Rob wrote:
> Chris Maness wrote:
>> I have an ABIT VP6 dual socket that I want to use as my FreeBSD server. I
>> only have one CPU installed, and I was told that if I were to add another
>> CPU that the serial numbers of the CPU had to be sequential. Is this
>> true? I see these processors on e-bay for $7 it would be nice to
> I assume you mean "BP6".
Why? The Abit BP6 and Abit VP6 both exist, and are two different
motherboards, with the VP6 being newer and supporting faster CPUs.
I see no reason to not believe he did mean "VP6".
> It's best that they be the same "stepping"
> number; this is like an engineering revision level in Intelese. Usually
> looks like "SLQ7" or similar. But it wasn't required on those boards. Of
> course Intel never sanctioned Dual Celerons, which is what made it so cool
> :) I still have one of those with very low hours that I keep thinking I
> should dust off and recommission for sumpthin'.
> I hope you're not using this machine for any critical applications. All
> the ABIT boards of that day (circa 1999) had really low quality
> electrolytic capacitors in the voltage regulators that are notorious for
> failing. And the BP6 had one cap that got a totally wrong value installed
> on the board. Google BP6 capacitors and you'll find lots. Also www.BP6.com
> Have fun.
Both the BP6 and VP6 have a reputation for bad capacitors (the VP6 even more
so than the BP6.)
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