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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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jaredwhamilton
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jaredwhamilton
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zelron22Commented:
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.
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CallandorCommented:
The second cpu should be the same model, down to the stepping specification.  It looks like the HAL is correctly configured.
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ryansinnCommented:
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.
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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
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CallandorCommented:
I concur with meyersd.
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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.
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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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