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01 January 2003, 08:07 PM
Hi bodies,

I know that Silicon Graphics machines works with Mips Processor. But is there a way to work with Mips in simple PC, HD 40 GB 7200, 512 DDR and running Windows XP? If is there a way, which Mips processor I have to choose? And Which moterboard/

Thanx in advance....


Christian Mir
01 January 2003, 08:36 PM
Hi andre,

There is no way to use Mips under Windows 2000 nor Windows XP, Those Operating System were produced only for X86 processors. There was an old version of Windows NT for Mips but Microsoft has stopped supporting it.

Hey - I canīt figure out why you would want to use a Mips processor... The only slightly cost effective use for them is in large multiprocessor servers and or clusters in the million dollars price range.

What would be your primary use? Stick with an Athlon or Pentium...

01 January 2003, 08:46 PM
Thanx Cris

But, what moterboard i have to use with Athlon MP processor?


01 January 2003, 09:12 PM
to use dual athlon MP chips, you need a motherboard with an AMD760MP or AMD760MPX chipset.

01 January 2003, 09:28 PM
back in the day NT 3.5 or 4.0 had support for Alpha, PPC, and Mips processors...

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