Adding a second Quad Core L5420 CPU to a 1950 III

Tim Small tim at seoss.co.uk
Wed Mar 3 03:15:23 CST 2010


PJF wrote:
> I'm top posting on my on post...
>
> I added a second quad core, everything is working fine.
>
> I noticed the second one is 	Model 23 Stepping 6
> The first one			Model 23 Stepping 10
>
> Do these need to match? Openmanage reports everything is okay...
>   

I believe that Intel say the steppings should match.  Can you swap one
of the CPUs out from another box?  Not sure if using microcode.ctl would
help, but probably worth doing anyway (we run it on all our productions
boxes).

Cheers,

Tim.



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