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Old 07-05-07, 12:59 PM   #1
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So, I am using a Compaq Proliant dl350 G3 as one of my older servers. There is aa place for a second CPU and now I want to add one.

right now, its a Xeon 2.0 in socket 604.

Do I have to get another 2.0 to match it exactly, or can i get a 2.8? I only ask this because its hard to find 2.0's.
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on top of that, can i just get 3 GB of non ecc ram and toss it in there? it has ecc ram in it, but i am assuming i can just opt out of the ECC stuff.
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We have DL360 G2's and 380 G2's here and you need to put the same CPU speed in each socket I know with the 360's you need the rame revision code of processor too not sure about the 350's So either change both to 2.8's or hunt down a 2.0.

Now on the ram front I am not totaly sure I have eben told you need either full ECC or non ECC you cannot mix different rram types int he same server. I know in all of ours we have ECC ram
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So, I am using a Compaq Proliant dl350 G3 as one of my older servers. There is aa place for a second CPU and now I want to add one.

right now, its a Xeon 2.0 in socket 604.

Do I have to get another 2.0 to match it exactly, or can i get a 2.8? I only ask this because its hard to find 2.0's.
you need the same stepping of cpu or i beleive you will get parity errors. with the ram, if the board calls for it then yes you are going to need ecc-ram...im pretty sure it does, thats why at this point if i was you i would just take a cheap x2 and turn it into a server. probably cheaper....
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Old 07-06-07, 01:24 PM   #5
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RAM: You can opt out of ECC, but you can't opt out of registered.

How closely the CPU must match depends on the BIOS, entirely, but the restriction is likely to be "same speed" and "same voltage" and could be as harsh as "same stepping".
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zoomy942,

There is no ProLiant DL350 G3. Is it a ML350 G3? If so, your server is a 400Mhz FSB system therefore, it only supports Xeon up to 2.4Ghz.

Both processors have to match and you have to buy the processor kit (p/n 283701-B21) because, besides the CPU you need the VRM and the special heatsink for this model.

Also, you can't install non-ECC memory modules. Server won't POST.
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well, yeah its an ML350 g3.

that 2.8 didnt work, and i am having a helluva time finding another 2.0.

i added another gig of ram to it, so that helped alot.
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Search on Google for the part number 283701-B21

I found few on eBay. This one is not the cheapest but it shows the picture of both items you need. The CPU with Heatsink and the VRM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200124478378

Be sure you get the VRM along with the CPU/Heatsink.
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thanks for the info. I'm going to google it now and see what i can find.

having that extra ram made an enormous difference. now, i just need to dual-cpu it.
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