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Can you imagine if a company like Tuniq made a dual cpu cooler for this? Tuniq Tower 240, the size of a small dog, and twice the weight!

I really don't understand the reasoning either though, in a conventional case both CPUs would be right in the middle of the case, making it even harder to cool, I mean just look at that big gap in the middle, I think mounting them diagonally would have been better.
You would think so, huh? I wonder what kind of stress a cooler like that would put on a mobo :
    
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CPUs... too... close... together... GRR!
excellent point...

running a loop or aftermarket air-cooling will be a nightmare
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post #23 of 34
Mhill what were you doing up at 4am monday morning to post this?
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While consumer based dual and triple CPU mobo's are cool, they're nothing new, been around for years...

I had a dual CPU motherboard back when I had 2 pentium pro processors. Nearly 11-12 years ago.

2 words: Money Pit

Unless your going to be doing some serious graphic/3d rendering design, CAD or related work, it's not going to be worth the money for the board and an extra chip. Not until more programs start taking advantage of dual and quad cores power...

~R
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Noooo lol

As far as i'm aware SKT 775 has limitations in communication between multi CPU's.
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That's exactly it. Skt775 CANNOT communicate between 2 physical CPUs.
Yeah right!! Just put in two nVidia 680i chipsets, and link them an East Bridge!!!
It's a conspiracy I tell you!!
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AHA!! No one denies the conspiracy!!
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post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
Ooooooo, PCI-X. Wonder what kind of BIOS that workstation has.

Just for your info:


PCI-X has a number of technological and economical disadvantages to PCI-Express. The 64-bit parallel interface requires inherently difficult trace routing, because as with all parallel interfaces, the signals from the bus must arrive simultaneously or within a very short window, and noise from adjacent slots may cause interference. The serial interface of PCIe suffers fewer such problems and therefore requires less complex and less expensive designs. PCI-X buses, like PCI, are half-duplex bidirectional whereas PCIe buses are full-duplex bidirectional. PCI-X buses run only as fast as the slowest device whereas PCIe devices are able to independently negotiate the bus speed. Also, PCI-X slots are longer than PCIe 1x through PCIe 16x, which makes it impossible to make short cards for PCI-X. PCI-X slots thus take quite a bit of space on motherboards, which can be a problem for ATX and smaller form factors.

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How to: Turn a LGA 775 proccessor into a LGA 771:

Cut four pins off














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post #29 of 34
I really have no interest in workstation/server motherboards. All that money for a slight increase in framerates in games, and gaming is what I do.

I'm sure there are plenty of people that would put these dual-CPU mobos to good use, like video editing and such, but I don't think these are aimed for the gaming community. Sure, Crossfire support is great, as is SLi support on other dual-CPU mobos (if there are any dual-CPU mobos that support SLI, maybe Skulltrail? Dunno), but those as well are more designed for workstations.

I would love to have a great workstation system, just for the raw power for my occasional video encoding and editing, but my current budget doesn't support such a build.

What would be really awesome is if they were to come up with a dual-775 motherboard with tri-SLI. Wow, seriously, imagine 2x QX9650 and 3x 9800 GTX. What a crazy gut-wrenching gaming rig THAT would be. I bet that would hit 100 FPS in Crysis with everything maxed. Well, maybe not. Yeah, I don't think it's actually possible to make a dual-775 motherboard, since I'm sure the architecture is designed for a single CPU. But hey, a geek can dream.
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It's a conspiracy I tell you!!
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