On Wednesday 24 December 2003 02:39 am, Dan Nelson wrote: > In the last episode (Dec 24), Gerard Samuel said: > > I acquired a pair of Slot 1 CPUs that is supposedly a matched pair. > > I've heard, that they must be of the same stepping, and Im not sure > > of what Im looking for. CPU specs are at -> > > http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/ > > details.asp?sSpec=SL3XL&ProcFam=25&PkgType=ALL&SysBusSpd=ALL&CorSpd=5775 > > Just trying to be careful before I fry the thing, so any pointers are > > welcome. Thanks > > Most of the time, stepping doesn't matter. You can look at Intel's > processor errata pages to see exactly what got fixed in each stepping, > and determine whether the bugs would interfere with SMP or not. I've > run dual-CPU systems with different steppings with no problems. I > haven't heard of anyone damaging their CPUs or motherboard with > mismatched CPUs.
The most I can tell from the CPUs are the serial numbers stamped on the top side, that they were created in sequence, one ends with 0105 and the other 0106. So I guess Ill give it a shot and keep my fingers crossed. Enjoy your holidays. Thanks _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"