Subject: Re: single or dual CPU
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2004 13:24:05
> what are the advantages of SMP (i386 2.0_RC4)? i was thinking of upgrading
> my NetBSD box (a Pentium 200 with 96MB of ram), with a new motherboard,
> CPU and ram (and case of course)... the rest of the components will be
> replaced later. Anyway, given then options, new AthlonXP 2000+ with 512MB
> or a dual P-III 1Ghz system, with the same amount of ram, which one would
> be best?
i'm running an MP System since a long time, very stable (NetBSD is stable
with UP anyway).
The Advantage of an MP System is not that much at a glance.
You get more speed during compiling Stuff (kernel, programs,) but only if
you use appropriate Options (make -j 4, e.g.).It's fun ;)
In your case I'd prefer the AthlonXP CPU.