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Setting up a Xeon server PC

By fang_X
Jun 24, 2008
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  1. i have a intel xeon quad core processor, and i have built a system for it, the system works fine , boots windows regularly, but when i run cpu intensive programs such as video editing (Vegas 8.0) or photoshop it will start to lag other programs like the internet, and even windows itself, i have never set up windows for a quad core cpu, is there any special tweaking that needs to be done so it can run more efficiently? Better multitasking.

    sys specs
    intel xeon 3300 2.66ghz per core x4
    4gb of ddr2 ram
    512mb 8800 gt
    currently installed is windows xp 64bit.

    what do you guys recommend? im sure these programs cant really be maxing out on the power of this cpu?

    i have never really built any systems with quad cores or even dual cores so i am unsure of the steps nessesary to make the cpu compatible with it, tweak it.

    thanks in advance, Fang_x
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +160

    XP 64 bit is picky with it's compatible software and drivers. What motherboard are you using?
  3. fang_X

    fang_X TS Rookie Topic Starter

    asus p5kse
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,817   +160

    Have you tried a bios update for the Asus?
  5. fang_X

    fang_X TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive had both windows xp and windows x64 on it, the bios is updated to the latest.
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