Adding a Second Processor

Good Morning,

I am going to be installing a second CPU in my Windows Server 2003 Standard Machine tonight. I need to know if i am going to run into any issues during the install. Device Manager shows the system as ACPI Multiprocessor PC, which i would think makes for a plug and play install.

The server is an IBM E-Server x336, with Intel Xeon Processors, 2.8Ghz

Any thoughts?
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The second cpu should be the same model, down to the stepping specification.  It looks like the HAL is correctly configured.
If the processor that is already installed is multicore, then you should be okay with standard as long as you don't go over 4 cores.  If you only have a single core processor installed, then you might have an issue.
Make sure you have a good backup and wear a static wrist guard... before you close everything back up -- make sure all cards, RAM and CPUs are seated properly.

I know, no brainer stuff... but strange things happen :)
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
The answers provided solve the question - if nothing else, this question should be retained fr the KB.
Duncan MeyersCommented:
jaredwhamilton indicated that he'd purchased a new server - but both Callandor and my responses cover off the issues raised in the question - so option 4, ID 23693852 and 23697273
I concur with meyersd.
jaredwhamiltonAuthor Commented:
I"m sure all of the answers were correct. But i bought a new a server. I do appreciate all the help, but in this situation, it was more cost effective to just upgrade. We had to switch to Enterprise edition anyway.
Duncan MeyersCommented:
No worries, jaredwhamilton. I think the point Callandor and I are making is that the answers provided to your question are valid, and will help others in the future who have a similar question.

Glad you got it sorted, BTW.  :-)
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