[HARDWARE] SMP boxes, Win2k, and a cow

Heath Bradford bradford at airnet.net
Tue Sep 7 21:41:17 EDT 1999


What type/brand/model of motherboards are you running in each of your
dual processor systems?


Phil Chambers wrote:

> Dear all... I've got a strange one for you. I've got a dual PII-333
> system which has an aversion, shall we say, to running the client on
> more than one of it's CPU's under win2k pro rc1. I would have thought
> this was a win2k prob (unsurprisingly), except for the fact that: a)
> it runs on two cpu's ok if I boot into NT4 on the same box, and b) I
> have another SMP (dual Celeron 366) box in the other room, with the
> same build of win2k, that runs the same client version which is
> fine! Running the latest GUI or CLI client doesn't help - the client
> knows there are 2 CPU's, and what type, but the 2nd thread, although
> it's started, never seems to make any progress on it's block, it justs
> sticks on whatever % complete it started on. Hence the keyrate for the
> machine equates to just having 1 CPU. Can anyone shed any light on
> this? You'd make my nights a lot less sleepless ;op Thanks, Phil, in
> the North, of the United Kingdom
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