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#1 Nooodle

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:12 PM

Was just plain curious if it was possible to use two motherboard on the same same computer, to utilize both processors and all the extra stuff on the extra tower as if it were one complete computer, and if it is then how do I go about doing it?

Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:50 PM

Simple answer is no, not for Windows. And you can't do it the way you described at all. But technically you could connect 2 systems together and have the workload distributed between them equally.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:25 AM

well what about Linux? You see I have a spare computer kinda old but good now that I wiped the hard drive. I tried to install 3 differant distros of linux on this machine and all dont seem to want to work, gets about 30 mins into the install and screen goes black. so I then tried to install winXP on it and since the is no former copy of windows already on the computer it wont let me install it either. I was just trying to figure out my choices.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:19 AM

Sounds like you have an XP Upgrade disk.

If you can locate a Win98 se or WinME or Win2K OS disk, you can insert that at the prompt and it will then let you continue with the install, using that XP upgrade disk. :trumpet:

You can pick up old OS original disks very reasonably at Computer Shows or ebay, although be certain it is legit and not a copy. You want to stay legal. :thumbsup:


As far as safety and redundancy, they have motherboards with dual-processors, dual memory, dual power supplies, and on and on. The price goes up as the bells and whistles get added. :flowers:


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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:53 AM

well what about Linux? You see I have a spare computer kinda old but good now that I wiped the hard drive. I tried to install 3 differant distros of linux on this machine and all dont seem to want to work, gets about 30 mins into the install and screen goes black. so I then tried to install winXP on it and since the is no former copy of windows already on the computer it wont let me install it either. I was just trying to figure out my choices.

Which Linux distros have you tried and how much memory and hard drive space does the old computer have. Some times you might have to go with a text install. Most of the time people have a problem installing is because they have a corrupt file or 2 from a torrent download
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:04 AM

I have tried two differand versions of Ubuntu downloaded from thier site and a version of Debian. The tower is a hp pavillion computer I think it has an atx motherboard, 40 gig hard drive, 256mb ram,
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:21 AM

Your memory might be a little lacking for the newer Ubuntu versions. If I were you, I'd post in the Linux forums for better guidance. I'm a Linux noob, myself
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:33 AM

Thank you for your help :thumbsup:
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