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Slot 1 mother board with two cpu slots, can i run both?

I found an old other board that uses Intel slot 1 processors. But it has two processor slots. Could you run both processors at once to increase performance. Or is it simply to switch processors on boot. Personalty I think the later is redundant.
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    It's to run both to increase performance, it's basically like having a dual core just a lot less efficient due to the 2 CPUs not on same chip.
    Reply to Kasper Jorgensen
  2. Thanks for the quick response. So would the performance gains be enough to justify buying two Pentium 3's. I'm assuming it's like sli not doubling performance but giving another 30-40% boost. Although I'm not real savy on older stuff, so I could be completely wrong
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  3. Michael_721 said:
    Thanks for the quick response. So would the performance gains be enough to justify buying two Pentium 3's. I'm assuming it's like sli not doubling performance but giving another 30-40% boost. Although I'm not real savy on older stuff, so I could be completely wrong


    No.
    You need an OS that can handle 2 CPU's, and of course software to do the same.

    It's not just automagic 'faster'.
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  4. So what kind of OS and software would I need.
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  5. The thing is, back in the days when those CPUs and motherboard were new, you could run it with Windows 2000 and Windows XP Pro, but Windows 10 home will not do it and I'm not sure about Windows 10 Pro.

    Edit. Windows 10 Pro will support 2 sockets.
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  6. Win 10 Pro will talk to 2 x CPU.
    But will Pentium 3's talk to Win 10?

    And even if it does, a typical i3 or similar would probably crush it for performance.
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  7. I don't see why it would not work in Windows 10 but USAFRET are right, I even think a Pentium G4xxx will crush it by ease.
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  8. Thanks for all the input guys. I know how old the hardware is though. My main rig is years ahead of the p3, after all the modern computers I've built though I've come to find a passion for older s"retro" hardware if you want to call it that. And am currently working on having a PC on every Intel and Amd socket pre lga 1156/am3+ respectively. Although I had only recently even known of the slot processors. And seeing a dual CPU option peaked my curiosity. I've never had any experience with anything this old though. Anyways thanks again guys. If you think you'd have any other info to help it'd be appreciated. I think I'll try my luck with windows xp pro. P.S. I really hope y'all didn't think I was considering this for a main rig.
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  9. I used to run a dual P3 933MHz system back in the days, however that was a socket system not slot. I actually thought they stopped with the slot system after P2 and didn't make it for P3.
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