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install/40251: Intel Xeon QuadCore support -- how to enable Multi-Processor support in the BIOS
>Synopsis: Intel Xeon QuadCore support -- how to enable Multi-Processor
>support in the BIOS
>Arrival-Date: Sun Dec 21 22:05:00 +0000 2008
>Originator: Randolf Richardson
>Release: NetBSD 5 BETA
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Not applicable. Installed from NetBSD-5 200812200000Z amd64cd.iso.
When installing NetBSD 5 on a system with an Intel Xeon QuadCore processor and
Intel server motherboard with 8 GBs of RAM, only one processor was detected.
The "fix" indicated below resolves the problem, and should be included in the
INSTALL documentation in order to help others.
In the BIOS settings, under "Processor -> Advanced" enable the "Multi-Thread
Support In MPS table" option to use all cores on "Intel Xeon QuadCore 3000
Sequence" processors with Intel S3200SHV and S3210SHLC motherboards.
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