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Processor Support for HP Proliant ML150 G6

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Processor Support for HP Proliant ML150 G6


I have recently aquired one of these machines for some a basic Virtualisation lab for my studies. I am curretly looking at options for upgrading the CPU. 

My server is currently equipped with one XEON E5502  processor (1.83ghz). I have looked into the following two options for upgrade

1. Purchase another XEON 5502, and run in a dual-cpu configuration

2.Purchase two new cpus, that are more powerful. I have been looking at purchasing two INTEL xeon E5540 or E5530 processors, and use these instead.

My question is can two E5540 or E5530 processors be used in this server, and is there sufficient power to do this? 

Many thanks in advanced