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Server 2K3 SBS detects 4 HP Xeon CPUs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jcaesar, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. jcaesar

    jcaesar Thread Starter

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    I just installed a new HP Proliant Server with 2 Xeon 3.4GHz CPUs.
    The OS is Windows Server 2003 (Small Business Server) and warned that there were more than 2 processors on the machine which might cause software failures later.
    The Device Manager sees 4 Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.40GHz, and all are "working properly".

    These are the 90nm process technology chips (over 3.2GHz) 64-bit with 1MB L2 Cache and no L3 cache and a 800MHz bus. The bus is running 971MHz.

    The board is all PCI Express and PCI-X slots running a SCSI backbone hot-swap RAID.
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    So, how do I tell it it only has two brains?
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Not sure you'll get too many suggestions posting this in Business Applications, so I'm going to move you to hardware to see if folks there have some suggestions.
     
  3. wedor

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    That's normal for SBS, I'll try to get you some documentation for this.
     
  4. wedor

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    Here is the official MS resopnse to this,

    Q. How many processors does Windows Small Business Server 2003 support?

    A. Windows Small Business Server 2003 supports up to two physical CPU processors and up to four virtual CPU processors. For more information about support for multiple CPU processors, consult the Web site of your hardware manufacturer.

    as found here in the FAQ's,

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/techinfo/overview/generalfaq.mspx
     
  5. Arcadion

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    Your Xeon processors have a feature called hyper-threading which makes it look like you have twice as many processors as you really have. It's normal.
     
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