[rescue] E5405 CPU upgrade?

Nick B nick at pelagiris.org
Thu Aug 22 00:07:36 CDT 2013

Might be worth checking what dell.com thinks the service tag supports.
On Aug 21, 2013 10:52 PM, "Andrew Jones" <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:

> 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?
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >Patrick
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