[rescue] [Semi-OT] 700MHz Xeons in a Proliant 6400R?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Tue Jul 29 06:24:29 CDT 2008

Marc Gutschner wrote:
> Hi!
> Forgive me if this is more than Semi-OT but after my SO's cat literally 
> p***ed my E4k to a painful death, I need another SMP toy to play with. 
> So, I have this noisy and heavy Proliant 6400R lying around that 
> currently features a quadriga of 500 MHz P3-Xeons and a stack of 700 MHz 
> P3-Xeons in the cupboard.
> Does anyone out there happen to know if a 6400R can be convinced to 
> accept the "not officially supported" 700 MHz CPUs by twiddeling with 
> some switches?

I would put the latest BIOS (RomPAQ?) on it and then make sure the front 
side bus speed (100Mhz or 133Mhz) is the same between the 500s and 700s.

It may work - worst that can happen is that it beeps at you.


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