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Proliant 1600 dual processors

 
AJR Wilson
Occasional Visitor

Proliant 1600 dual processors

We have installed Win 2003 Enterprise server R2 on a Proliant 1600, and although two processors show in the Bios, when Windows starts up it only seems to see one and the machine runs like a 'dog'. What can we do to speed things up?
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Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant 1600 dual processors

it seems a OS problem.
also, it seems that the OS you have installed it's not supported.

see the matrix here.

http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/windows/archive.html

bye.

TJK
<> Leonardo da Vinci
eran70
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant 1600 dual processors

See "Windows Server 2003 May Not Use Multiple Processors with Some Pentium Pro or Pentium II Processors"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319091/en-us

And if CPU stepping is Ok - read this thread
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1020962
AJR Wilson
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant 1600 dual processors

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
Mauro Rusignuolo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Proliant 1600 dual processors

1 point.
<> Leonardo da Vinci
AJR Wilson
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant 1600 dual processors

Well, I felt I ought to post a little update. We got it to all to work in the end with the dual processors. It all came down to forcing in a system HAL during the installation. Here's the link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299340 with the info.
Hope it helps.