Originally posted by: TheReturnOfAZ
the leading 2 indicates the number of CPUs that can be used... not cores. for instance a 165 is dual core (and s939 for that matter) but cannot be used with another 165
some are dual core some are not... basically i BELIEVE anything that ends in a 0 or 5 and is > x50 is dual core
if you have a dual socket board of course it will support dual CPUs; most motherboards will support dual core CPUs.
I dug a little more and found the model number/feature matrix. That cleared up most of my questions.
You confirmed that the leading 2 (or 8) indicates the 'wayness' of the processor ( my SMP reference) and also only the s940 is multi-cpu capable. (I saw that there are embedded s940 100 series chips -not going after that one!
. I can now focus my research on motherboard/memory/case selection. Thanks for the info and as always, any suggestions or advice is appreciated.