I have an R&D box (MS 2000 Advanced Server, SQL2K Developer Edition, SP3,8GigsRAM 4 ZEON HT 1.4GHz), which I have been benchmarking some SPs against another box (MS 2000 Server, SQL2K Standard Edition, 1 Zeon 1.8GHz). I have noticed that the Developer Edition is 3x slower than my Standard Edition box. I've gone through alot of the Microsoft documentation and haven't found anything dealing performance type differences that would affect me. I have heard of Developer Edition having some governors in place, from a Non-MS source. The one thing I noticed during the test was that one processor was being used on the Developer Edition box. Can anyone tell me if there is anything along this line of reasoning that would suggest that SQL2K Developer Edition is not utilizing the hardware properly?