|Subject:||What is the effect of running Win2003 Std on a 4 processor box?|
|Posted by:||Al (…@discussions.microsoft.com)|
|Date:||Mon, 20 Mar 2006|
What is the effect of running Win2003 Std on a box with 4 processor (4
physical CPU). Will it "select" CPUs and only use those ones? Or will it use
all 4, but in a round-robin effect, so that only 2 CPU will be active at a
The reason I'm asking is that SQL2000 is installed and by using a DBCC
command, I can see that SQL is using all 4 CPU (it looks like 8, because of
the HyperThreading). I was wondering if we are suffering a performance hit
because of the OS.
It could be that I have been misinformed, and that Win2003 Enterprise is the
Thanks in advance.