Select appropriate second CPU for Dell PowerEdge T430

Hello!

I have Dell PowerEdge T430 server with single Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 (2,4Ghz) CPU installed and 96Gb memory. The issue is that in this mode operating only 3 of 5 PCI express slots (user guide), and I can't use RAID adapter/NIC in 4th or 5th slot. To solve this trouble I need a second CPU and seems like more memory.

What is less expensive E5-2600 v3 CPU I need to purchase and how much memory must be added to system to minimize upgrade budget?

Sorry for bad English.

Thanks.

 

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Re: Select appropriate second CPU for Dell PowerEdge T430

Upgrading from a single CPU to dual CPU requires an exactly matching CPU.

So, if you're looking for a cheaper option, you'll have to buy 2 of the cheaper processors as you cannot have a 2630v3 paired with a 2620v3 or so.

Generally you also need the same stepping of the processor. 

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