[rescue] E5405 CPU upgrade?
rnovak at indyramp.com
Thu Aug 22 00:15:46 CDT 2013
You may be able to dereference part numbers for the CPUs... I've done this
a fair bit on HP gear, with pretty good luck. Find the vendor part number
for the upgrade and convert it to S-Spec. As quirky as some vendors are,
the cpu itself is still the same.
Another thing to check is the Dell Community site.
example talks about quad core processors in 2950s.
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 7:52 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?
> >rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
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