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ONara
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Processor compatibility to support Windows 2008 64-bit OS

Hi,

We are planning to install Windows server 2008 64-bit on our server. Below is the system information of

 

our server. Please confirm whether the current hardware(processor) will be able to support

 

windows server 2008 64-bit OS.

OS Name Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003, Standard Edition

Version 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2 Build 3790

Other OS Description R2

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Name XXXXXXXXXXXX

System Manufacturer HP

System Model ProLiant DL360 G5

System Type X86-based PC

Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz

Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz

BIOS Version/Date HP P58, 24/01/2008

Thanks,

OM

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AlHill
Super User
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Provide the processor model number.

From the information you have provided, I would have to say NO, it will not support a 64-bit OS.

Doc

ONara
Beginner
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Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160@3.00GHz

ONara
Beginner
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Hi Al Hill,

Thank you for your reply. The processor model is Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160@3.00GHzl. Could you please confirm if the processor model will support Windows server 2008 64-bit OS.

AlHill
Super User
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It is difficult to say. This is your processor:

https://ark.intel.com/products/27219/Intel-Xeon-Processor-5160-4M-Cache-3_00-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB Intel® Xeon® Processor 5160 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) Product Specifications

It supports 64-bit instruction set. BUT - is is very old and no longer supported.

Personally, I would upgrade your hardware to something MUCH more current.

Also, I will move this thread to the server forum, where you can get a better answer.

Doc

ONara
Beginner
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Hi Al Hill,

Thank you so much for your reply.

We have some challenges to upgrade to new hardware. Since you mentioned the current processor supports 64-bit OS, Will we be able to install Windows server 2008 64-bit OS on the server? We use this server for backup application to run(taking backups of client servers) and would be busy for around 12 hours a day. Please let us know, if we go with the current hardware, will we be facing any challenges or any performance issues?

Thanks

AlHill
Super User
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Actually, I said it supports the 64-bit instruction set. It seems to have only a 32-bit address space, which means no matter what OS, you will be limited to 4gb.

So, you will need to wait until one of the Intel support staff look at this issue for an answer.

Doc

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