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New HP mediasmart servers with Intel cpu's announced. RRS feed

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  • Craig Weinheimer said:

    HP announced new EX485 and 487 home servers with intel celeron processors.

    Are the celerons dual core? or capable of upgrade to dual core?

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=13798



    Hi,

    You might find this review helpful. Part 2 discusses the hardware.

    Thanks
    Lara Jones [MSFT] Windows Home Server Team
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:28 PM
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  • Thanks for the link. The articles lists its specs as a celeron 440 which is a modern socket 775 conroe based, single core cpu. If the chipset is also intel it will likely work with many lower power core 2 processors as long as the power supply has adequate headroom. This is very good news. The E1200 or E1400 sound like reasonable upgrades and are a dual core but they have a TDP rating of 65 watts versus the 35 watt c440.  That rating however is grossly exagerated though because the 3.33g E8600 caries the same nominal 65 watt rating.

    good stuff

    Ps. Does anyone think a dual-core cpu for WHS is overkill?
    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:10 AM
  • Hi Craig,
    Craig Weinheimer said:

    Ps. Does anyone think a dual-core cpu for WHS is overkill?


    I don't think - I wonder, why all these premade WHS devices are still stuck with ultracheap low performance hardware.
    Ok there are a few arguments like cost saving, power saving, less trouble with cooling and noise etc. But especially if you plan to get more out of your WHS than the default feature set (this starts already with a virus scanner) a second core isn't a mistake, also at least 1 GB memory, which is finally solved with that system.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:06 AM
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