DELL Server / Adding another cpu
Posted on 2009-06-29
I searched and found a variety of opinions on the matter, but I wanted to run my situation past the experts here.
We have a Dell Poweredge server with one CPU. The mother board can accommodate another cpu, however I read that it's risky to add another one. We are running Windows Server 2003 Web Ed.
My questions are:
1. Our plan is to buy an identical cpu, ensure the bios is up to date, install cpu. Am I missing something?
2. Will windows error out (HAL, etc)?
3. Can we avoid reinstalling Windows?
4. What are the potential pitfalls?
This is a production machine and we cannot afford more than a few minutes of downtime.
Thank you for your input.