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Windows 7: Dual Sockets

10 Jun 2011   #1
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dual Sockets

Hello forum members!

Apple power macs are using Server based setups with dual socket intel xeon processors.

So in theory couldn't I buy a dual socket mobo and two identical cpu's and run windows on it, as task manager has set affinity and other features.

Has any moved on to dual sockets for general use and not server based machines in the community?


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10 Jun 2011   #2
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjamieg View Post
Hello forum members!

Apple power macs are using Server based setups with dual socket intel xeon processors.

So in theory couldn't I buy a dual socket mobo and two identical cpu's and run windows on it, as task manager has set affinity and other features.

Has any moved on to dual sockets for general use and not server based machines in the community?
Why couldn't you? Newegg.com - ASUS Z8NA-D6C Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server/Workstation Motherboard
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10 Jun 2011   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I haven't done it, but it's possible.

With two physical sockets, Win7 Pro or Ultimate would be required. (Home Premium only supports a single physical socket, although there's no limit on the number of CPU cores in that single socket.)

Throw in a couple of 6 core Xeons with Hyperthreading, and 24 CPUs would be shown in Device Manager.

If you run applications that can exploit that number of threads, it might even be worthwhile.
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11 Jun 2011   #4
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Here is a article on oneMaximum PC | Dream Machine 2010
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