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Dual Xeon with Hypertrading = 4 processors for Windows 2003 SBS

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Hello,

We bought a new server with dual Xeon processors. On this system we installed Windows 2003 Small Business Server. On the first run, we got the warning that Windows found 4 processors and only 2 are suppported so the other 'two' stay unused. I found information about it has something to with Hypertrading and that you can disable this in the bios. Is that a good idea ?

Thanx,
Frank
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Hi Amigo

the problem is that this windows version only supports dual proccessors

i recommend you to get windows 2003 standard edition to use the all " 4 proccesors "

or removing the hyperthreading from the bios is better that disabling one proccessor

because it's alway better to get a Physical load balancing than logical in hyperthreading


victor
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no please, no upgrade, I just got this one paid and running ;-)

we bought the small business server edition because we needed the extra features. So the BIOS-change would be the best thing to do ?
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yep !

disable the hyper threading

don't disable one preccessor


good luck

victor
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