[rescue] Proliant 6500 cpu compatibility

Ryan Thoryk ryant at onshore.com
Sat Jan 27 16:04:08 CST 2007

Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> I think you have 2x of the Slot 1 or Slot 2 form factor CPUs, right?
> If so, you can go from PIII-550 up to at least 850Mhz.  I know because 
> I have some Telenet systems that use the Intel {whatever} board and the 
> same board takes from 500 to 850 CPUs.
> Might want to check for BIOS updates from Compaq just in case.

It has 2x Slot2 P3 Xeons (but I just got some more from a retired server 
at work; 4x Slot2 P3-500 2M cpus).  This machine also has the latest 
BIOS updates from Compaq as far as I know.  Mainly I don't know what the 
system's VRMs can handle, and I've had a P2 system that couldn't go 
above a P3 450, and another one (a Dell PowerEdge) that couldn't go 
above a P3 600.

Ryan Thoryk

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