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DL360 G5 CPU upgrade.

 
AlexOz
Occasional Contributor

DL360 G5 CPU upgrade.

Hello.

 

I have a DL360 G5 server and Xeon dual core 5120 CPU in it and i am planning to install the second 5120 CPU.

This processor model has 2 steppings: B2 and G0. The only difference between these CPUs is voltage range. B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=0.85V-1.5V.

Will my server work if it run with 2 CPUs with different steppings each?

If not, then how to determine current CPU's stepping if i am running XenServer on it?

Maybe the HP provides with only one stepping models in market?

 

Alex

2 REPLIES
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: DL360 G5 CPU upgrade.

Hi,

 

Its always recommended to update the BIOS before adding the second processor.  The second processor should be of the same model/specs as of the first processor.

 

Regarding the change in Stepping for Intel 5120 processor, here is an article from HP for its Workstation model, I could not find a similar document for servers though.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01123933

 

Also refer to "Product Change Notification PCN 107467- 00" from Intel.

http://qdms.intel.com/dm/d.aspx/9E542281-7557-4CF6-8B8E-D1C6FB69297D/PCN107467-00.pdf

Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 Series Processors, PCN107467-00, Product Design, B2/3 to G0 Stepping Change.

 

I guess that both the processors should work togeather, provided the BIOS/RBSU is updated on the server.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121486&swItem=MTX-1532636ea34e4bb699ba366c27&prodNameId=3288144&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=5

 

I havent tested this configuration myself but its the best guess/tip I can give.

 

Good Luck!

AlexOz
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL360 G5 CPU upgrade.

Thank You Suman_AN.

This info was very useful. In a couple days i am going to purchase another CPU. We'll see how it is working.

 

Alex