[rescue] Proliant 6500 cpu compatibility

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sat Jan 27 20:33:08 CST 2007

Ryan Thoryk wrote:
> I've got a Compaq Proliant 6500 (2x PIII Xeon 500 512k) and am wondering 
> if anyone here knows if the machine is compatible with 600+mhz cpus (I'm 
> trying to see if I can upgrade it, but don't have any spare faster xeons 
> to test with).

Look carefully at what Compaq says you can put in it.... and unless you have
the parts laying around, don't try going beyond that.

I have a Proliant 1600 that has 2 550MHZ P3 slot 1 cpus in it.  The board
uses VRMs, so I obtained VRMs compatabile with coppermine, and put those
in and two coppermine slot 1 cpus...

Can't get past the BIOS check that says basically 'these CPUs I do not 
so go stuff yourself'.  Damn Compaq.  I wish I knew how to find and hack 
in the
cpu codes/microcode updates into the damn BIOS ....  one of the distinct 
of name brand, is you can generally only expand within the realm they 
want you
to... even if the hardware could go farther.

Grrr.... anyone hacked any Compaq BIOS code ?

-- Curt

> Ryan Thoryk
> System Administrator
> onShore Networks, LLC
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