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David_330
Advisor

compaq proliant 5500 upgrade

i have a old proliant 5500 with dual ppro 200mhz.

will it be possible to upgrade the whole system board to one that accepts xeon processors.

does this work and do i need anything else?

thank you.
Thanks again everyone.
1 REPLY
kuan
Advisor

Re: compaq proliant 5500 upgrade

Hi,

I think you can upgrade the system board to accomodate the Xeon Processors.

But the Xeon mbd has a slightly different chipset with 4-way memory inteleaving, so DIMMs must evenly distributed and in fours (exactly the same).

Seems you also need:
Memory Board (16 DIMM sockets instead of 8)
Standard Peripheral Board
Compaq VGA drivers (ATI Rage IIc)



For more information checkout:
http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewdocument.asp?countrycode=1016&prodid=52&source=328691-002.xml&dt=13&docid=7860
(for Xeon)

and

http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewdocument.asp?countrycode=1016&prodid=52&source=298771-001.xml&dt=13&docid=7683
(for PPro)

I hope this helps,
KUAN