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What CPU's work in my machine?

   
4:08 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.
5:29 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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
2:46 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.
2:56 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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 :).
7:13 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.
8:35 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.
7:08 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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!
8:56 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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awesome!