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PowerEdge 840 Cpu Upgrade

Hey Guys,

I have a Dell PowerEdge 840, that I've got from a friend. It currently has a Pentium D (2.80GHz) processor, running on A02 BIOS. I have a spare Dual Core E8500 CPU that I want to use in this server. I have tried to do a direct swap and the server doesn't post after the swap, nor does it give out an error with beeps or lights, except that both the HDD and CPU led's were lit constantly.

So my question is then, Is this processor not compatible with the server? Anyone have any experience with it?

Thanks for the help in advanced.

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It is not compatible:

Dell-supported processors for PowerEdge 840:

Single Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 3200 series
Single Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® X3200 series*
Single Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 3000 series
Single Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4000 series
Single Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core 2100 series
Single Intel® Celeron® 430, 1.8GHz, 800MHz front side bus, 512K cache
Single Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4700
Single Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core 2220
Single Intel® Celeron 1200

* The PE840 system launched before type "II" is not supported with Xeon CPU X3200 series.

Intel supported processors for the Intel 3000 Chipset:

Intel® Celeron® Processor 420 (512K Cache, 1.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 (512K Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 (512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 450 (512K Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 (2M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3040 (2M Cache, 1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3050 (2M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3060 (4M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3070 (4M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X3230 (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X3210 (8M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X3220 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

 

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7 Thorium

It is not compatible:

Dell-supported processors for PowerEdge 840:

Single Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 3200 series
Single Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® X3200 series*
Single Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 3000 series
Single Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4000 series
Single Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core 2100 series
Single Intel® Celeron® 430, 1.8GHz, 800MHz front side bus, 512K cache
Single Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4700
Single Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core 2220
Single Intel® Celeron 1200

* The PE840 system launched before type "II" is not supported with Xeon CPU X3200 series.

Intel supported processors for the Intel 3000 Chipset:

Intel® Celeron® Processor 420 (512K Cache, 1.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 (512K Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 (512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 450 (512K Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 (2M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3040 (2M Cache, 1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3050 (2M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3060 (4M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3070 (4M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X3230 (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X3210 (8M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Xeon® Processor X3220 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

 

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Thanks for the quick reply!

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you stated:

The PE840 system launched before type "II" is not supported with Xeon CPU X3200 series.

How do I determine if my PE840 is type II or not?

Thanks...

David

7 Thorium

You will have a II on the front of the chassis (probably in the top-left corner).  You can also check OMSA ... System, Main System Chassis, Information sub-tab ... look under System Revision.

7 Thorium

You may also see this itemized in your order details ... might be worded something like "mlk", "mid-life kicker", "II", etc.

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