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.

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