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Upgrade time - HP XW6200 Dual Xeon 2.8Ghz 64Bit?


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Hey everyone,

 

Well after a long think, i was pondering on upgrading my 2 WHS machines.

 

They're both P4 2.8Ghz 4Gb and to be honest a bit on the sluggish side, but they got me started ;)

 

The Pool and Back Storage is made up of external USB Drives.

All Seagate 500Gb, 1Tb and a 2Tb, not the best way but it works well for me.

 

I need PCI Slots for the CCTV Card, WinTV Sat Card,

 

Main one

Is used for movies, music, user files, outlook data and pretty much everything really.

 

Other one.

CCTV only with the rather crappy iDVR4000+ software.

 

and the other thing, I was thinking on WHS2011 as they're 64bit machines.

 

 

So will the upgrade make any difference???

 

This is the spec for the new PC


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    CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon Processor 2.8 GHz - 800MHz FSB - 64-Bit - (1/2 MB L2 cache)

  •  
    RAM: 2 GB PC2-3200R DDR2-400 ECC <-------- I'll upgrade it to 4Gb
    4 DIMM slots

  •  
    Hard Disk Controller:
    Integrated serial ATA (SATA) controller
    Hard Disk Drive: 160GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive Installed

  •  
    Graphics Card: Nvidia Quadro NVS280/Matrox P650 - 2 x VGA (or DVI) Output (VGA splitter cable provided, DVI available on request)

  •  
    Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Drive - IDE

  •  
    Disk Drive: N/A

  •  
    Audio: AC’97/16-bit stereo full-duplex

  •  
    Network: Integrated Broadcom 5751 10/100/1000 LAN

  •  
    Operating System License: Genuine Windows XP Pro COA (License) - Software Not Installed

  •  
    Power: 500 watts

  •  
    Expansion Slots: 6 Full-Length slots:
     
    1 x PCI Express (x16) Graphics slot
    1 x PCI Express (x8 mechanically, x4 electrically)
    4 x legacy PCI slots

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    Ports:-
    Front:
    Headphone
    microphone
    2 x USB 2.0
    1 x IEEE 1394A (requires PCI card to enable functionality)
     
    Rear:
    6 x USB 2.0,
    1 x standard serial port,
    1 x parallel port,
    2 x PS/2 keyboard and mouse,
    1 x RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN,
    audio In,
    audio Out,
    1 x mic in

Any help will be greatly appreciated,

 

 

Thanks all

 

 

Shane

UK

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Go with at least 4 GIG RAM and why XP???????

He did say he's going to upgrade to 4GB, but I agree that he should have 4GB right from the start. Also, I don't think he's saying he's going to install XP, since it's a WHS box; I think that's just the license that came/comes with the computer.

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