[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 14:41:22 +0200

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 13:40:01 +0100, Angus Macdonald wrote:

>You'll only see a noticeable performance increase if the machine is working
>hard. If your single CPU is running at 20% load, adding another one will
>(assuming service threading goes to plan) see both run at 10%. If, on the
>other hand the single CPU is running flat out at 100% and work is being
>delayed, adding another one will help a lot.

Sounds about right for that late night seti-crunching. 8-)

Am I right in that the current 512M ram will be shared on two cpus,
effectively making it two 256M ram computers, and that I would also
benefit from adding more ram, like 1GB, so that each cpu has access
to 512M each?

Thx for the info!

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: 10 September 2004 13:32
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Adding a 2nd cpu to a DC running win2k3
>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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