SQL server 2005 and 2008 needed on same network. Same machine or seperated?

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SQL Server 2005 (32-bit)
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Hello there,
I have to install both SQL server 2005 and SQL server 2008 in order to use CRM software and a financial software. After chatting with the financial software support & the CRM guys I understood I have to have both versions on my network since each needs its own version of SQL server and does not work well with the other.
I did some research, and from what I understand there is no problem running the two versions on the same machine. However, in this post here, the author states that there might be a performance issue.
My question is: For performance' sake :) Can I install each version on a different machine - In a way that "computer A" will be installed with SQL Server 2008 and function as a server for the CRM software And "computer B" - on same network will be installed with SQL server 2005 and function as a server for the Financial software?


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SQL Server 2005, SQL server 2008

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As u mentioned, I read the page, where Mr Denny Cherry already disclosed the total matter smoothly. As far as my knowledge, he is an expert in this field (Sql Server) and he clearly indicated that, if memory is enough, I think it should be 4GB Ram is Ok as well as the CPU speed is also matter to run the both on single PC. But as u wrote, CRM sw and financial sw, if u have enough PC/additional computer then u can install/configure on separate computer, while make sure ram and cpu speed must matched to run the both.
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