Upgrading Pentium D Server

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October 3, 2009 at 12:14:37
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 3.00 GHz
I have a Pentium D 3.0 GHz server from 2006. Is it worth spending extra 120 dollars to upgrade the processor to an E6600 Xeon?

I am planning to make this server into a Domain Controller and run Terminal Server in a VM.

This is a Visionman Server with a Gigabyte Motherboard.

EDIT: I changed my mind and decided to run Exchange Server on top of the Domain Controller using VMware or Virtual Server. Terminal Server will be running on another Box.

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October 3, 2009 at 17:37:14
Well for starters what's the motherboard model. We can't tell you anything until you display the model number of that motherboard so we know if it can even support a Core 2 Duo or not.

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October 3, 2009 at 23:51:59
LOL the server is not with me at this point of time, so I cannot tell you any details. I know most old motherboards from mid-2006 would support Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad (My P5B-E Supports Core 2 Quad). All I know is that the server has a gigabyte motherboard.

Lets say it does support a XEON E6600 or maybe all the way up to a XEON Quad core like the P5B-E does. Right now, the server has a Pentium D 3.0 GHz Processor in it. It is worth upgrading this for the Server?

I am thinking of running both Active Directory and Exchange Server on it. The Exchange Server is going to be in a Virtual Machine. The Host is also going to be a file server and the guest is also going to be the web server (unless I can get outlook web access to work outside the exchange server).

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October 4, 2009 at 02:09:33
You mean a Core 2 Duo E6600. Yeah it's worth it if you can get a good deal on it.

Check the cpu charts here to compare the two processors.


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