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Another computer question???? by Cooter
Started on: 07-02-2000 12:14 AM
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I am putting the pieces together for a p-2 computer and noticed that I can get a xeon 400 with 1 meg cache for the same price as their regular p-2 400 with 512 cache. What problems would I have if I used the xeon??
BTW- the M/B is an Amptron P2-2200 that supports dual processors if that makes any difference.


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read intel's documents carefully. I believe Xeon, like Pentium Pro, may be optomized for "32 bit clean" code. (IE, WinNT4 and Linux) If that's the case it will actually perform the same or maybe a bit more poorly than the PII & PIII processors when running Win9X.

The reason I believe this is Xeon and the now extinct Pentium Pro are targeted at the "Server" market which all run Netware, WinNT, or Unix/Linux. These are all 32 bit "clean" operating systems. Win9x still contains allot of 16 bit code. There is a "mode shift" in the processor each time you change from one to the other. PII and PIII may be built to accomodate this better than Xeon. Like I said, check Intel documentation.

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