Jan 15 2010, 07:00 PM
Hello. I have a server machine that has two quad processors running at 1.5GHz. Both cpu's have minimum speed capacity, but I was wondering wether having two cpu's with four cores would make upgrading to a faster processor unnecessary.
Jan 15 2010, 09:02 PM
are you maxing the machine out?
You can monitor the cpu usage and if you're not hitting limits then you are unlikly to see much improvement.
Jan 15 2010, 09:08 PM
Just to be sure... what we are using it for? We have to be aware that not all software effectively utilize the multiple cores/CPUs. In case of Access, I suspect it's single-threaded so it really won't make much of difference other than having more core/CPUs enables the server to multi-task more effectively.
Jan 15 2010, 09:32 PM
Its going to host a .net application. We haven't had the chance to test the performance yet but were wondering whether we should invest in better CPU's now.
Jan 15 2010, 09:52 PM
In that case, it depends on whether the .net application has the multi-threading code in place to enable parallel processing.
Jan 15 2010, 10:03 PM
Thanks everyone for your help!
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