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Since there's some dual CPU motherboards that are compatible with the Intel Xeon , does it really make a difference if u actually buy 2 processors and install them on one motherboard.

Does the speed you're buying have to be the same as the first chip your'e buying?

Could you overclock both processors at different speeds?
( here's why : each processor chip is made differently so u never know it's limits)

Will the motherboard cost more than $200?

Is the computer going to be much faster than if it was had a single processor?
 

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Since there's some dual CPU motherboards that are compatible with the Intel Xeon , does it really make a difference if u actually buy 2 processors and install them on one motherboard.
Yes, but it depends on what you are doing with the comp.

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Does the speed you're buying have to be the same as the first chip your'e buying?
That's a good question. I am not 100% positive, but believe that they do have to be the same, or maybe they would perform only as good as the slowest cpu.

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Could you overclock both processors at different speeds?
( here's why : each processor chip is made differently so u never know it's limits)
I don't think so. They need to be running at the same fsb speed in order to work properly.

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Will the motherboard cost more than $200?
Yes.

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Is the computer going to be much faster than if it was had a single processor?
For gaming, no. For folding and other extensive apps or major mulititasking it will totally own a single cpu system. Dual cpu systems are made to do a lot of work, such as a server or massive video rendering etc.
 

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Yeah, it's gonna be pretty sweet, and soon too!
 
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