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HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade


HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to know what is the best available option to upgrade my (2 Processors 5130)?

I see it can handly Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5300 sequence:


Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor E5335 (2.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB,80 W)

Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor E5320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 FSB, 80W)

Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor E5310 (1.6 GHz, 1066 FSB, 80W)

I fail to understand which ones or higher can I install/compatible for 2-CPUS on my system.


I need help to know what is the best choise and performance to have 2-CPU installed and to replace my 5130.

Thank you and good day!


Re: HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade


ML150 G3 server is very old.
Is it worth it to buy a new processor?
It will be difficult to find both the processor as well as unnecessary investment. :S

There are two types of mainboards on this server.
The first type supports Dual-Core only processor systems and second type Quad-Core and newer Dual-Core processor systems

System board (used no eariler Dual-Core only processor systems) 410426-001

System board (used on Quad-Core and newer Dual-Core processor systems, but is backward compatable with older Dual-core systems that use eariler version system board) 436718-001

what type of motherboard you have?


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Re: HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade

Hello Erdogan Temur,

The motherboard that I got from what I saw on the eBay purchase was:

HP Proliant ML150 G3 Motherboard 436718-001 436356-001 System Board

(Is there a more accurate area like in the BIOS to have the proper information?)

Currently I am running 2 processors 5130 and I know the system is old but it run Win2012R2x64 (8GB RAM) without a problem which is all that I need and I've already purchased enough to just have it up and running again and back from the grave.

The only reason I wanted to get better CPU's is to have it at its tip performance, currently used only for single IIS Web Server, PHP, SQL and Sharing Data which is all that it will ever be needed for. I love bring back to life old systems especially when you do not need super powerful system but good old realiable (not expensive) servers. :)

Anyhow, I am getting all carried away, so yeah... I wanted to know what is the top, best, performance CPU's that can work on it just to put the final touch.

Currently it has:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-Bit Standard
  • HP Smart Array E200 (Firmware 1.86) running HOT SWAP - 6x 300GB SAS 15K RAID1+0
  • 3 TB HDD for dedicated backup only
  • USB HP External Floppy Drive which works (Yay!)
  • 3 Optical drivers (1x IDE) (2x ATA BD-Burner/SecureBurn)
  • 8GB MAx Memory
  • 2x Intel Xeon 5130 CPU (2 Processors)

Have to say that I am very happy with it and always fun to see them run again.
So yeah, let me know your thoughts on this and what you would recommend.

Thanks a lot and good day!

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Re: HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade

Do you want to change the cpus or let the new cpus work together?

How about more effecient CPUs such as : Intel Xeon E5645 SLBWZ Six Core CPU 6x 2.4 GHz

Re: HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade

Hello surferleo

That CPU, is it 100% Supported on my HP ProLiant 150 G3 Motherboard or how do I find out that it is?

It is a sweet CPU:
Intel Xeon E5645 SLBWZ Six Core CPU 6x 2.4 GHz, 12 MB Cache, 5.86 GT/s, Socket 1366

Definitely a Six Core would be wonderful and really efecient but I really, really, really, really need to make sure this WORKS @ 100% and not 99.99%

Note: I see that my current CPU is a socket 771 and not 1366


Thanks a lot for the suggestion!

Re: HP ProLiant ML150 G3 CPU Upgrade

This is what I could pull from the System Information:

Firmware type: PCAT
Manufacturer: HP
Model : ProLiant ML150 G3
BIOS name : Ver 1.00PARTTBLx
BIOS version : O07
BIOS release date : 20081027000000.000000+000
Total memory : 8589934592
Number of physical CPUs : 2
Number of logical CPUs : 4
Processor manufacturer : GenuineIntel
Processor name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU            5130  @ 2.00GHz
Processor caption : Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor architecture : x64
Processor clock : 1995