4 CPU's not 2 in my dell 6450


can anyone tell me why  at the "set" command in SBS 2003 it shows 2 CPU's when the server has 4..

is this to connected to hyperthreading?

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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Has it really got 2 or 4 physical processors. Xeon's etc. appear as two each to the OS for instance as you suggested.

SBS 2003 only supports two physical CPU's :


martin2123Author Commented:
it has 4 xeon 700's

thanks for the promt response
Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Then presumably two are simply being ignored. I imagine if you fire up peformance monitor and look at the instances of counters available under processor or just look in Task manager you will se the reduced no. of processors too.

WINMSD and Properties of My Computer (System control panel applet) should report what Windows thinks it has too.


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martin2123Author Commented:
system control panel says it has 4. so am i to assume that sbs just can see 4?
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