[SunHELP] cpu swap
peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Thu May 6 01:56:00 CDT 2004
On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 23:59, Kurt Huhn wrote:
> On May 5, 2004, at 8:42 PM, Bob Ababurko wrote:
> > hey all-
> > I am wondering if I can swap out processors on my Ultra 60 and just
> > do a reconfiguration boot to configure the OS...or do I have to start
> > with a fresh OS install to make the new processor work. I am trying
> > to go from a dual 300 to a single 450. I would also like to ask the
> > list members what the performance advantages are of having a dual
> > processor. I am under the impression that dual procs will not help
> > out performance-wise on things like web, mail, and dns. Is this true?
> > Or do we just need dual processors for databases and such?
> You don't even need to reconfigure, just pop the processor in and it'll
> work. You could do a 'boot -r" just for the sake of completeness, but
> it's not necessary.
You must make sure that the OBP version is the latest as early 300Mhz
U60 have a too early version of the OBP firmware to support the 450's.
>From memory the jumper for the CPU speed is the same for the 300 and the
450, but different for the 360.
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