Im am fairly new in here and still learning alot about computers. I am a VP for a small company and more and more I find myself handling our computer problems. Im an intemidiate in computer problem solving so far. Recently I had a Sony Vaio motherboard go out on a workstation in our coporate office, which has about 7 workstations and 1 server. Our server is a regular Dell Optiplex GX270 with pent 4 3.2ghz and 1gb ram. I am going to get rid of the Sony (it has been nothing but problems since we bought it) and give the Dell as the workstation and purchase a new "Server". My question is what is the major difference between a "server" and a regular cpu? I figure it will run me about $400 to fix the Vaio and I will continue to have problems, and our "server" now maybe a little too small or maybe not, What do yall think? But I have been looking at "servers" on the net and most have no Operation Systems (???), two processors, and other things that regular cpu's don't need or have, I don't know why. I just want to be educated before a spend $2000-$3000 on a small business server. Thanks for the help in advance!
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Well, server hardware is specifically tuned for performance and for being left on for months at a stretch. Also, since the server will be servicing a number of clients, a server's CPU is tuned for multi connections and load balancing. Basically, a server's CPU is more 'equipped' to handle huge …
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