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DarkoLord
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DL380 G2 mixed steppings

Does the DL380G2 mainboard support mixed CPU steppings (SL657 and SL6BY)?

Cheers,
Darko
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James ~ Happy Dude
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

Hello Darko,

1) A processor and its PPM must be installed in the first processor location

2) The Processor Core Frequency and Speed configuration settings cannot be changed from the factory default. The System ROM will automatically detect and configure the speed of the processor.

3) The Chassis ID switch on the system board should be left in the default positions.

4)Both processors must be the same frequency/speed. Mixing of processors with different specifications is not permitted.

5) After installing a processor and PPM, the system ROM based Setup and Configuration Utility must be ran. Save the new processor configuration to CMOS.



Regards,
James.
e4services
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

Intel has a chart addressing such things, and they do not report any mismatches for this generation of Pentium. Therefore it should not matter.
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James ~ Happy Dude
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

You may be correct with the Intel Chart, however, when it comes to DL380 G2... This CANNOT be achieved.

Regards,
James.
Blazhev_1
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

Hi,

normally on Proliants the processors must be same option/spare number. The stepping can be different and the CPU with lower stepping must be installed in slot 1, with higher stepping in slot 2. Before installing second CPU, update Firmware. Normally stepping can be seen after installing the CPUs in Insight Diagnostics survey. If you install the CPU with higher CPU in slot 1 there will be black screen and no POST, but it is not fatal.

Regards,
Pac
KarloChacon
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

hi

see this advisory
Mixing Processors with Different Speeds, Cache Sizes, Number of Cores, or Rated Maximum Power Consumption Is Not Supported in ProLiant 300/400/500-Series Servers

http://urlao.com/o3pcr


regards
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James ~ Happy Dude
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

Thats what i was talking about !!

Thanks Karlo !
KarloChacon
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Re: DL380 G2 mixed steppings

hi Darko

just

"To ensure support for new processor steppings, update the System ROM to the latest version"

Intel® Pentium® III Processor 1.40 GHz
SL657
http://urlao.com/SL657


Intel® Pentium® III Processor 1.40 GHz
SL6BY
http://urlao.com/SL6BY

it should work

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James I was looking for something else
"ML 570 G4 Processors" topic
and I found that advisory =)
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