Will this server run 64 bit OS?

I need to see if this server is capable of running a 64-bit OS SBS2008.  It is currently configured with SBS2003.

1 CU667 Processor, 885934, Xeon 3000 Conroe, 3040, 2M, Lonsdale
0 1212T INFORMATION..., TERMS AND CONDITIONS
0 2260R PREPARATION MATERIAL..., DEV, SRV, INCRS #1
0 3260R PREPARATION MATERIAL..., DEV, SRV, DCRS #1
1 5120P Cord, Power, 125V, 6Feet, SJT..., Unshielded
0 5R203 INFORMATION..., FLYER, DOCUMENTATION...
1 GJ047 GUIDE..., GETTING STARTED..., P840, DAO/BCC
1 NP544 Guide, Product, Information Poweredge/powervault, DAO/BCC
1 2080U DOCUMENTATION..., AIRBORNE..., PFN34607528, RETURN...
1 65658 TECHNICAL SHEET..., REPL SYS, RETURN TO DELL...
1 UN432 Assembly, Compact Disk Drive 48X, Half Height, Phillip Ben Q Data Storage, Black
2 HH196 KIT..., SOFTWARE..., WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SMALL BUSINESS SERVER..., CAL5U, ENGLAND/ENGLISH...
1 TX235 Kit, Documentation On Compact Disk, Document Object Model V5.2, World Wide
1 PU574 ASSEMBLY..., CHASSIS..., NON-HPLG, PE840
1 MJ048 Kit, Documentation On Floppy Disk, Transmission Control Protocol Off-Load Engine
2 D6502 Dual In-line Memory Module 1GB, 667M, 12X72, 8, 240, 2RX8
1 CJ027 Assembly, Cable, Serial AttachedScsi, Contents, HDD, PE840
1 PD147 Assembly, Cable, Light Emitting Diode, Hard Drive, Auxiliary Precision Workstation, 490
1 XU013 Overpack Kit, 3R2SBS English
3 NN508 Hard Drive, 250G, ES3, 7.2K, 3.5 V3, WD-HWK
1 RH467 Assembly, Bracket, Mounting, PCI FAN, PE840
1 MX961 Assembly, Card, PERC5I-ADAPTER Serial Attached SCSI
1 YH927 Assembly, Cable, 5P, Battery PERC5I, PE840


Thanks,
coloradocroatAsked:
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
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CoSmismgrCommented:
Processor is ok, thats a dual core Xeon
Memory is very low, but will run it... but be ready for bottlenecks

SBS 2008 recommends 4GB memory. I recommend 8GB+
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Sorry:

Ignore the link to Dell's support matrix ... it says 2008R2 is supported on the PE840, but does not list SBS 2011 specifically.

While your processor will run 64-bit, it falls a bit under the requirements for SBS 2011 (2.0GHz required, 3040 is 1.8GHz), although it will probably do "ok".

Memory minimum is listed as 8GB - don't know (as proc speed) what the "real-world" requirement is, but I'm sure 2GB would be unacceptable.

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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Sorry (again):

Microsoft also lists the minimum processor needs as a quad-core.  Again, I don't know what "real-world" affect it would have on actually running SBS 2011.

All in all, your system is on the border but a little under the power MS says you need to run it, but you might be able to get by with a memory upgrade.
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CoSmismgrCommented:
he asked about sbs 2008, not 2011
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Wow, my apologies colorado ... that was quite an oversight ;)  Thanks cos.  I had just been trying to get 2011 downloaded, and I guess that became all I saw.

As stated ... up the memory a bit for better performance, but otherwise you should be fine.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Just to add, whenever you want to verify is a server will support 64 bit, Virtualization, or DEP, there is a free tiny little tool that will confirm in seconds:
http://www.grc.com/securable.htm
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