CPU Upgrade for Dell PowerEdge 1435SC

Barnaby Gray barnaby at globrix.com
Tue Feb 9 03:36:32 CST 2010

On 08/02/10 21:54, Jonathan B. Horen wrote:
> Does anyone have first-hand experience with such a CPU upgrade?
> Alternatively, can anyone point me in the direction of information
> regarding such a CPU upgrade?

Yes, we did this upgrade last year. Specifically from Opteron 2216 -> 
Opteron 2376, and moved the 2216 to make another SC1435 dual-CPU. Our 
SC1435s were rather old so didn't have the split-plane power config 
required to get the best performance from the new memory controller, but 
I can't say this has bothered us - it was definitely a cheaper upgrade 
than a new unnecessary motherboard that Dell wanted to sell us.

Worth checking your BIOS versions and updating them (easy to do whilst 
the OS is running) - there's a few fixes related to quad core opterons, 
and you'll need to apply these with the old processors still in.



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