Adding a second Quad Core L5420 CPU to a 1950 III

Brandon Ooi brandono at
Thu Feb 18 15:56:37 CST 2010

Actually I tried this for some of our SC1435's, the cpu doesn't matter but
it's the 1U heatsink that needs to be Dell to mount properly. There is
almost 0 market for the heatsinks. Did you find a Dell heatsink?

If it is, that's probably all you need. I've seen it replaced before and
it's part-less and tool-less.


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:19 AM, PJF <sec-alert at> wrote:

> I currently have a 1950 III with a single Quad Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU
> L5420 @ 2.50GHz, I'd like to add an additional one.
> Street price for the L5420 with Heatsink and Fan included is $424.99
> Dell wants to charge me $795.00 for the CPU and $49.99 for the Heatsink and
> install kit, this is even with "special" pricing discounts applied.
> $844.99 vs $424.99
> I cant justify the markup.
> Am I missing something? Are they including some other special dell only
> parts I need to install this?
> If I buy the CPU on my own is there any special parts I may need to install
> it?
> Anyone here who has added second CPU's on their own to their 1950 III's
> kindly let me know.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> pjf
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