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Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

TeeJay
Occasional Advisor

Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

I got a dual Xeon PIII 500 Proliant but I don't get Windows 2003 Server to see 2 processors.
Hee keeps displaying 1.
What to do?
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Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

Hi TeeJay,

You should be able to update the HAL by using the device manager. Expand the "Computer" icon to see the existing HAL which might be either Standard PC or MPS Uniprocessor HAL since the Proliant 5500 is a Non-ACPI model I believe.

To update it to MPS Multiprocessor HAL click the right mouse button and choose Update Driver.

The choices available are explained at the following Microsoft link.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309283

I hope this helps.

Brian
TeeJay
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

ACPI didn't work @ installation of 2003 so could be MPS.
So I installed that to try it, but it still only shows 1 processor @ "This Computer".
Where can I see/change how many processors there are?
Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

TeeJay,

Do both CPU's show up at POST when the system is booted and report their cache sizes OK?

Brian

TeeJay
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

Yes they do, both the same.
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

So you say that if you right click on "My Computer" select "Manage" and then in the Computer Management window you open "Processors" it show only a single line entry? "Intel..Processor" and not two lines?
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TeeJay
Occasional Advisor

Re: Proliant 5500 Multiprocessor in W2003

It shows only 1 processor:
Intel Pentium III
processor
499 MHz