Thread: Going from 2 to 1 CPUs
March 17th, 2003, 03:37 AM #1
Going from 2 to 1 CPUs
What would happen if I remove one of my processors for troubleshooting? Would the system boot? would it cause any hardware damage? Would the OS, installed with 2 processors in the system, hiccup when it only saw one processor?
2 PIII 750 (both w/ Golden Orb cooling)
MSI 694D Pro V1.0
Win2K Pro, no SP
March 17th, 2003, 04:27 AM #2
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I have never dealt with a dual mobo, but shouldn't there be something in the bios to disable once of the chips?
March 17th, 2003, 04:52 AM #3
No, there are some mobos that require terminators, but I don' tthink this one does.
March 17th, 2003, 05:28 AM #4
There should be no issues - just power down the system, and remove the CPU from slot 1 (assuming they are 0 and 1). It should all auto-detect and go!
March 17th, 2003, 05:43 AM #5
Ok. Does the 0 slot have to have a processor? Or can I remove either one?
March 17th, 2003, 10:43 PM #6
Probly not u probly have to have the 0 cpu in there.
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March 17th, 2003, 10:58 PM #7
IDK about PIII dualies, but on most AMD dualie boards, you will not get the full memory pipeline with only one cpu in soc1. I'd suggest leaving the chip in soc0 and taking out the other. On a PIII (not xeon) board, you should not need a terminator.
March 17th, 2003, 11:40 PM #8
You can remove one CPU without any problems, but W2K will not load (I know, I did it on my BP6).
March 17th, 2003, 11:43 PM #9
Re: Going from 2 to 1 CPUsOriginally posted by daveleau
Win2K Pro, no SP
March 18th, 2003, 03:16 AM #10
Re: Re: Going from 2 to 1 CPUsOriginally posted by Kc2iLq
Just out of curiosity, why no SP?
(Either that, or he's not using a legit copy! j/k )
Service packs are a pain sometimes, and SP2 really messed stuff up more than any other one. I like to have morecontrol on my system so I just manually download the critical updates.
You shouldn't have to worry about it not booting up with only one proc in, but I would make sure that the proc is in the Socket 0 postition. I don't know why it shouldn't boot into Win 2000. The BIOS will recognize that there is only one CPU, and even though the Win 2K Pro OS is SMP-Enabled, I don't think it shouldcause any problems. Even if it won't boot into windows, I highly doubt that it could do any damage to the system.
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Last edited by davidamarkley; March 18th, 2003 at 03:26 AM.
March 18th, 2003, 03:18 AM #11
It is a fresh install and I haven't installed the SP yet.
Thanks for all of the input.
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