[rescue] E5405 CPU upgrade?

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Wed Aug 21 21:52:27 CDT 2013

PE2950s came in three generations, each with their own parts and mother board quirks.

Unless you are buying from a Dell reseller, I would tread carefully.  I know i had to replace voltage regulators to change CPU type in a 2950 at least once.  

Just because it's commodity hardware, don't assume it has no oddities.  Firms like Dell exist to do the integration work Sun used to do.

Patrick Giagnocavo <xemacs5 at gmail.com> wrote:

>Maybe a tad off-topic, but, it is going to run ZFS as its file system :)
>I have cobbled together a decent 32GB RAM, Dell PowerEdge 2950.
>Right now it has 2x dual core E5405s in it.I was thinking of buying 2 x
>L5420s off it to give it 8 cores and decent power usage.
>Is that it?  Do I just buy them, swap the CPUs and put the ginormous heat
>sinks back on top?  Or do I have to worry about anything else?
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