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What CPU's work in my machine?
wheel

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 4:08 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'd like to upgrade the XEON CPU's in my backup/cold webserver (it's a dell 1750).

How do I tell what processors will work in the machine? I'm searching on fleabay and see some processors that look like they should work, but I'm suspicous that there's factors I need to know before buying. I'm pretty sure the machine's a 533FSB, but beyond that, the matched pair xeon's seem to have other version numbers and stuff.

 

Frank_Rizzo

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 5:29 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

It looks like the Gallatin range of xeons in the 1750. These are Socket 604 types and range from 2.4 to 3.2Ghz.

Model Number Frequency L2-Cache L3-Cache Front Side Bus Multiplier Voltage TDP Socket Release Date Part Number(s)
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Xeon 2.4B 2400 MHz 512 KiB 1024 KiB 533 MT/s 18x 1.525 V 77 W Socket 604 March 2003 RK80532KE0561M
Xeon 2.8B 2800 MHz 512 KiB 1024 KiB 533 MT/s 21x 1.525 V 77 W Socket 604 February 2004 RK80532KE0721M
Xeon 3.06 3066 MHz 512 KiB 1024 KiB 533 MT/s 23x 1.525 V 87 W Socket 604 July 14, 2003 RK80532KE0831M
Xeon 3.2 3200 MHz 512 KiB 1024 KiB 533 MT/s 24x 1.525 V 92 W Socket 604 October 6, 2003 RK80532KE0881M
Xeon 3.2 3200 MHz 512 KiB 2048 KiB 533 MT/s 24x 1.525 V 92 W Socket 604 February 2004[1] RK80532KE0882M

J_RaD

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 2:46 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

we also need to reference your mainboard documentation. It will also have a list of supported processors, just because the processor has the same socket and fits doesn't mean your board will run it, or maybe it will require a BIOS update.

Can't count time times i've blindly tossed a CPU in a board and crossed my fingers hoping it would boot only to stare at a black screen and go back to the old slow CPU :-(

You don't take such luck when you are paying $$$


the fact that its a DELL alone makes me uneasy about this.

wheel

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 2:56 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Documentation. Does not compute. :).

I bought a couple processors that I think made Frank Rizzo's list (though it was somewhat indeterminate). Cost me $50 on fleabay so I figure I'll do what you've just described - blindly toss them in and see what happens :).

J_RaD

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 7:13 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

haah yea, well if you hadn't already done that i was just going to tell you find what proc came in that model and just buy the EXACT one.

wheel

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 8:35 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I had a look, they gave me a model number that mapped to two part numbers - one that was on Frank's list, and one that wasn't. So I figure I've got a 50-50 chance of it working. I do appreciate the help here.

wheel

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 7:08 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

thanks folks. I found some processors on on fleabay. I just installed them and the machine booted! Yay, best $50 I've spent in a while!

J_RaD

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Msg#: 4076386 posted 8:56 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

awesome!

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