we use E5450 cpu, Windows Xp 32bit in the HP XW6600 workstation.
There is an option named "Limit Manximum CPUID to 3", the default value is Disabled, and Windows starts up normally. When I set this option to Enabled, the Windows Xp starting up is very very slowly, about 5 mins.
and we also have some HP Z600 workstations, with E5540 cpu and Windows Xp 32bit os runing. on Z600, setting this option to Enabled, and windows will be starting up normaly.
Could someone please tell me some detail of the "Limit Max CPUID to 3" option, it looks like an option for Intel CPU only.