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February 11th, 2024 23:22

Dell PowerEdge R520 & R420 MB Question

Hello, Dell Support & Community

I am reaching out regarding an issue with my Dell PowerEdge R520 server. It appears that the motherboard is malfunctioning, and I am in the process of arranging a replacement. However, before proceeding, I would like to inquire about the compatibility of the motherboard from my Dell PowerEdge R420 server as a potential replacement.

Both the PowerEdge R520 and R420 servers share a similar physical appearance, and I am wondering if it is feasible to transfer the motherboard from the R420 into the R520 chassis. My primary reason for considering this option is the need for the additional drive bays available in the R520 configuration.

Could you please provide guidance on whether this motherboard swap is technically feasible and supported? Additionally, I would appreciate any insights on potential compatibility issues or concerns that may arise from such a modification.

I understand the importance of maintaining the integrity and performance of my server system and would like to ensure that any actions taken are in line with Dell's recommendations and guidelines.

Thank you for your assistance and prompt attention to this matter. I look forward to your response and guidance on the best course of action.

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February 12th, 2024 14:22

Hello,

 

The system board for the R520 and R420 are not interchangeable.

 

If you check the motherboard there is a sticker near CPU2 socket and memory slots that should have the DP/N number of your motherboard.

 

 

R520 - Motherboard

Part Number

Part Description

Functional Description

3P5P3

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER520,V4

R520 TRPM Bare MB V4 (Require iDrac Version 1.40.40 or higher, Replace 8DM12) Select Bare for APJ &...

4FHWX

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER520

R520 TRPM Bare MB V1, Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit WWVKR for AMER & EMEA, Purged, r...

51XDX

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER520,V2

R520 TRPM Bare MB V2 (Replace 4FHWX), Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit Y9R78 for AMER &...

56V4Y

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER520,V2

R520 NTPM Bare MB V2 (Replace XMC17), Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit 4P5KH for AMER &...

7TDJK

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER520,V4

R520 NTPM Bare MB V4 (Require iDrac Version 1.40.40 or higher, Replace VRJCG) Select Bare for APJ &...

8DM12

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER520,V3

R520 TRPM Bare MB V3 (Support IvyBridge CPU, Replace 51XDX) , Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select ...

DFFT5

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,R520,XL

(For APJ and Brazil) MB, TRPM, OEMR, Foxconn, World Wide (Dispatch SVC Kit NT5YX, Used in all count...

VRJCG

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER520,V3

R520 NTPM Bare MB V3 (Support IvyBridge CPU, Replace 56V4Y) , Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select ...

WVRWJ

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,R520,XL

(For APJ and Brazil) MB, NTPM, OEMR, Foxconn (Dispatch SVC Kit 7Y89X, China and Russia only)

XMC17

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER520

R520 NTPM Bare MB V1, Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit WWVKR for AMER & EMEA, Purged, r...

 

 

R420 - Motherboard

Part Number

Part Description

Functional Description

1PP0V

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER420

R420 NTPM Bare MB V1, Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit PJJWF for AMER & EMEA

M7VK

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER420,V2

R420 NTPM Bare MB V2 (Replace 1PP0V) Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit NFGGH for AMER & ...

72XWF

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER420

R420 TRPM Bare MB V1, Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit HMTV9 for AMER & EMEA (Used in a...

CN7CM

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER420,V2

R420 TRPM Bare MB V2 (Replace 72XWF Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC Kit X1M4V for AMER & E...

FR2YK

ASSY,PWA,PLN,TRPM,PER420,BCC,3

MB, TRPM, BCC, Foxconn, V3 (Support Ivy Bridge) (Dispatch SVC Kit , used in all countries except Ch...

JD6X3

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER420,V3

R420 TRPM Bare MB V3 (Support IvyBridge CPU, Replace CN7CM Select Bare for APJ & Brazil. Select SVC...

K29HN

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,PER420,V4

R420 TRPM Bare MB V4 (Require iDrac Version 1.40.40 or higher, Replace JD6X3 Select Bare for APJ &...

K7WRR

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,NTPM,PER420,V4

R420 NTPM Bare MB V4 (Require iDrac Version 1.40.40 or higher, Replace VD50G) Select Bare for APJ ...

WFX73

ASSY,PWA,PLN,SV,TRPM,BCC,PER22

(For APJ and Brazil) MB, TRPM, PLN, SV, BCC, PER22 (Dispatch MB SVC kit GGDN8 BCC Only)

 

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