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Massimo Bianchi
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Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

Hi,
one of my customer wants to get a cpu from one of his L-class, and put it into one of his N-class. Potentially, cpu speed is the same

I remember that this is not possible, but i'm looking for confirmation before going against him.

Thanks,
Massimo

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George_Dodds
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Re: Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

You right Massimo the CPU will not fit due to the heatsink.

It's not good for your support contyract as well :)

Ta

George
Tim D Fulford
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Re: Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

You "physically" can do it but have to file down some bits to make it fit....!!

HP have thought of this, hence the interference method employed on the chip. The L class chips were something like $15,000 & the N calss were $23,000. So even if you were to be able to do it HP would have the right to ask for the difference (before stopping support on the server).

don't do it....

Tim
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Caesar_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

Hello!

I don't think that this is a good think to
do cause you can demage the CPU.
Connect to the suport that they will do
this for you if they will say that this is
not problem and no demage in the end.

Caesar
Tom Geudens
Honored Contributor

Re: Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

Hi Massimo,
Tell your customer NOT to do this.
1) Physically they don't fit, the top of the cpu is different.
2) HP will declare the supportcontract void before the customer can say "what happened ?". This is no iddle threat, we've once had serious trouble with an HP SE when he saw we had (and that was "correct" hardware) non-HP memoryboards in a server.

The CPU's are more expensive, but HP usually has very decent "trade-in" programs running. Tell your customer to check those (if he has spare L-cpu's lying around).

Regards,
Tom Geudens
A life ? Cool ! Where can I download one of those from ?
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

Thank you all, i had the confirmation i was looking for.


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Massimo
Massimo Bianchi
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Re: Exchanging CPU between L-Class and N-Class

Closing....