Most users wish to gain the best experience available in the computing world. For this, one might use multiple GPU and CPU, upgrade RAM, and get new hardware and whatnot. In this context, using 2 CPUs in a single motherboard is a common query that needs explanation. There are two things to consider here, can you do it and even if you can, is using 2 CPUs in one motherboard worth it? We will look for the answers in this post.
Can I Use 2 CPUs in One Motherboard? – How Useful Is It?
First of all, why would you need to use 2 CPUs in one motherboard? Is this to better your gaming experience and speed up your computer? Running 2 CPUs simultaneously can make the system work faster as the workload is shared between the two CPUs.
You can easily use 2 CPUs in a motherboard that has two sockets in it. If you want to use a single CPU, you can do that too leaving one of the sockets free of work. Hence, using 2 CPUs or 1 CPU in a dual-socket motherboard is absolutely convenient.
However, you cannot use a dual CPU in a motherboard that has only one socket in it. Generally speaking, most of the common motherboards possess a single socket and you are unable to use these for mounting 2 CPUs simultaneously. But you can install two CPUs one by one; so, this way two CPUs work separately and you will not get what you were looking for.
Let’s come to the next point- do you need to use 2 CPUs in one motherboard? I would say no because the modern-day processor (Core i5 or Core i7) is good enough to handle the demands of advanced users. Besides, dual-socket motherboards are expensive and generally used for server work and not for common usage.
You had better go for multiple GPUs with powerful resources for a quality gaming experience. If you really need to use 2 CPUs, you better get a dual-socket motherboard and upgrade RAM; but I would not recommend it for the common folks.
Yes, you can use 2 CPUs in one motherboard but it has to have at least 2 sockets in it. In reality, cheap motherboards have only one socket for one CPU and you have to pay a lot of money for the advanced motherboards. Also, remember that using 2 CPUs simultaneously does not enhance performance radically. All in all, this is not worth it.