[windows2000] Re: Adding a 2nd cpu to a DC running win2k3 server?

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 14:31:52 +0200

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 13:02:35 +0100, Angus Macdonald wrote:

>You should be able to slot it in. We have several dual P3 machines round
>here and apart from a BIOS tweak they accept additional processors quite


Would I see a "huge" performance increase?? Win2k3 server std does
support up four cpus, right?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: 10 September 2004 12:11
>To: Windows2000 Mailing List
>Subject: [windows2000] Adding a 2nd cpu to a DC running win2k3 server?
>Hi all,
>I've recently managed to get my hands on a used HP Netserver E60,
>to offload the current DC-fileserver combo. The fileserver will be
>demoted and do only fileserving, while the "new" HP will do only
>domain controlling stuff. To my surprise the HP is a dual-cpu
>machine! It currently runs only one slotted PIII/500, and the other
>slot is free for an additional cpu.
>Now, would I, or rather win2k3 server std, benefit at all if I
>manage to find another p3/500 to install? The HP will as I
>mentioned only do DC-stuff, ie replicating, speaking to the others
>DCs and so on, not much else, hence me getting such a low-powered
>I've not been able to find any info on the slotted p3/500-cpu's
>regarding the smp capabilities, so would anybody know if I can just
>add another regular slotted p3/500? 
>It just so happens that we have another old dell-desktop with a
>possible suitable cpu, which I might be able to de-cpuify...



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