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Single 2.4 Xeon or Dual 1.8 Xeon

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March 3, 2011 9:30:51 PM

Hi, I've got two servers of which I want to revamp one and use it as a domain controller/Exchange server, running with 10 CALs. One is a single CPU 2.4ghz Xeon (533 FSB) and the other is a dual CPU 1.8ghz Xeon (400 FSB).

Will the slower dual CPU machine benefit due to the fact of multiple CPU's or am I best to stick with the single CPU machine?

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March 3, 2011 10:39:24 PM

I am not familiar with the apps you are
using but if they are multithreaded than I would use
the dual 1.8
if it is a single threaded application then use the single 2.4
usually most server level software will be multithreaded
also if the 2.4 is a dual socket (probably socket 603) then
nowadays old Xeons are dirt cheap and I would pick up
a second to throw in that machine
I bought two Xeon Prestonia 3.2ghz/533fsb on US ebay for under $20 with shipping
about a year ago
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March 3, 2011 10:59:51 PM

Based on the FSB speed I assume they are netburst based? Go with the dualie under all modern circumstances.
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March 11, 2011 4:45:55 PM

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March 12, 2011 2:52:54 AM

Thank you very much.
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