I have an old Poweredge 2600 server with two single-core Xeons (604 socket, 3.06 GHz, 512K Cache, 533 MHz FSB). I'd like to upgrade to better processors. Is it OK to get the hottest Xeon they made for that socket, like the six-core X7460 or are there other pitfalls that I need to be aware of? If the X7460 is not compatible, what is the best model of processor for this machine?
Sorry for asking about old technology... My project has a very tight budget so I have to be creative.
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From the spec sheet: Up to two Intel® XEON™ III processors at 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz and 3.20GHz
OK, sorry, but just to be clear... You're saying 3.2GHz is the limiting factor? Does that mean I can use two 3.2GHz, 64-bit Xeon 7130M?
Sorry if it's a dumb question - I like to think I'm pretty good at technical stuff, but swapping server processors is a little outside of my comfort zone.
Thanks again for your help!
You can use 2 64-bit Intel® Xeon® Processor 3.20 GHz, 1M Cache, 800 MHz FSB. Another factor that affects the processor is the BIOS. The BIOS on the 2600 came out in 2005 with the latest update 2011.
Hope that helps.
I've got the A14 BIOS, which looks like the most recent version, so it looks like that much is good to go.
OK - one last confirmation and then I'll be out of your hair, I promise
According to my research, you're referring to part number...
...am I right?