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Windows 7: windows 7 and dual Cpu's

15 Nov 2009   #21
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Not quite correct...Home Premium with support TWO (2) physical sockets with as many cores as they have (2, 3, 4, more when available). Home BASIC will only support ONE (1) physical socket.
Sorry, no.

It's a bit difficult to find a solid reference to this, but here's the best that I could find:

Can someone point me to a clear and coherent discussion of multi-core CPU support for Windows 7 Ultimate x64?

(Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium: 1 physical CPU. Pro and Ultimate, 2 physical CPUs.) I have no personal experience with multi-socket systems, I admit.


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16 Nov 2009   #22
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Not quite correct...Home Premium with support TWO (2) physical sockets with as many cores as they have (2, 3, 4, more when available). Home BASIC will only support ONE (1) physical socket.
Sorry, no.

It's a bit difficult to find a solid reference to this, but here's the best that I could find:

Can someone point me to a clear and coherent discussion of multi-core CPU support for Windows 7 Ultimate x64?

(Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium: 1 physical CPU. Pro and Ultimate, 2 physical CPUs.) I have no personal experience with multi-socket systems, I admit.
Yup...guess you are right. My mistake.
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16 Nov 2009   #23
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

my understanding is this.

1 - the cpu limit is for physical cpus not cpu cores. So home basic can have a quad core no problem.
2 - I would reccomend the full retail of windows as the other guy said the upgrade procedure now is a bit of a joke. To clean install you have to install a qualifying version of windows first, so would have to install either windows vista or windows XP first and then run the installer from there. Although you can clean install (format the drive) the earlier version of windows must be already installed, this is a lot of hassle. Previously it was enough to boot of the install media and just insert the old windows disc for upgrade validity. Microsoft gone over the top for anti piracy there.
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18 Aug 2010   #24
GranPaSmurf

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi all. I am new to the forum, new to Win7 home prem 64 bit (just a few hours now) but I have the same problem/issue. I installed the OS on TYAN THUNDER K8W S2885 WITH DUAL AMD OPTERON processors /sockets on the board. Previously I ran the "download free & run for a while" version of Win 7 & loved it. In the resource monitor, it showed both processors. So, going full boat & installed 64 bit OS, but it only shows one processor. I followed the link to the comparison matrix & understand the home premium should show both sockets. So, it there a toggle somewhere I am missing?
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18 Aug 2010   #25
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Home Premium will only support one(1) socket (Physical CPU) with all cores of that one(1) processor(2-6). If you are running a dual CPU system you will need Win7 pro or Ultimate to take advantage of the second CPU.

The test version that you were using was either Enterprise or Ultimate, either of these will use multiple CPU's.

Here is the link to the relevant info: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...e-3091731080c9
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18 Aug 2010   #26
GranPaSmurf

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
More wasted money with Microsoft

Well, you must be right because that is exactly what it is doing. I was encouraged by this post:
Compare Windows 7 Editions
however it must be wrong.
So I must go back to XP to get full performance from my board.
Bummer.
dk
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18 Aug 2010   #27
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GranPaSmurf View Post
Well, you must be right because that is exactly what it is doing. I was encouraged by this post:
Compare Windows 7 Editions
however it must be wrong.
So I must go back to XP to get full performance from my board.
Bummer.
dk
If memory serves, XP Home Premium also had a single-socket limitation. What version of XP do you have "to get full performance from my board"?

Maybe XP would be the natural choice anyway, for a motherboard that was released in 2003.
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18 Aug 2010   #28
GranPaSmurf

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Used XP Pro. Yeah, I built it in '04 I think, mainly for video editing & website building. Yep, it saw the two processors just fine. GeForce 550 gives me dual monitors / 2 LCD's. It is a workhorse board; I don't have compelling reason to retire it. In fact, the reason to go to Win 7 64 was so I could load it up with a bit more memory. I set up the Win 7 on a different partition & it functions as a dual boot system. I bought a system builder disk & have not activated it on the machine, so I can use it in a different system. It might not be a total loss. I still feel it was misrepresented. Refer to others in posts above for others who feel the same.
dk
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