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BL870 CPU Swap

 
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Lucy2009_1
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BL870 CPU Swap

We have two BL870 blades running hpux 11.31.
Each blade has 2 dual-core CPUs. Can we move one dual-core CPU from one blade and add to the other blade? I haven't opened blades yet since they are up running but want to get some input from you first.

Thanks in advance,

RN
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: BL870 CPU Swap

Shalom idt,

I would not do this myself.

I would engage HP hardware service for this. The blades are small and delicate and its possible the CPU's need to be paired.

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Torsten.
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Re: BL870 CPU Swap

... blades are small ...

Not really, at least this model ;-)

However, ask HP is a good suggestion, but there isn't a real problem to move the CPU.

Just make sure they are identical!

Hope this helps!
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Robert Salter
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Re: BL870 CPU Swap

Sure you can do it, as long as your're sure you're willing to take responsibility for making any mistakes. We had a HP CE replace a CPU in a BL860c and he not only trashed the replacement CPU, he cooked the system board too. Turns out he was a Intel CE and wasn't familiar with the ins and outs of this piece of h/w.

Here's a link to the Bl870c Support Manual, check the Removing and Replacing Components section. There's slide bar that has to moved to gain access to the ZIF socket lock, pgs 22-25.

Beers,

robert
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Robert Salter
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Re: BL870 CPU Swap

Would have helped to put in the link.

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01885366/c01885366.pdf
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Torsten.
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Re: BL870 CPU Swap

Of course you need this special "processor installation tool."!

Hope this helps!
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marcus1234
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Re: BL870 CPU Swap

absolutely straight forward nothing to it

http://h20464.www2.hp.com/default.htm

enjoy..
Lucy2009_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: BL870 CPU Swap

Thanks everyone. I love the videos that tell exactly what to do. Anyway, we will have HP CE come out to do this.
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: BL870 CPU Swap

now you can keep an eye on him and make sure he does it right :)