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need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

 
Oskar Teran
Frequent Advisor

need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

hello,
I've been looking through faq's and several docs to see what are the steps to add 2 cpu's to a proliant 5500. It's got 2 already, I want to make it 4 total. I tried adding them with the power modules but the server won't start.
What else should I do??

Thanks,
Oskar
6 REPLIES
Andrzej Kowalik
Honored Contributor

Re: need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

Did you use processors with the same cache size?
"The Compaq ProLiant 5500 6/500 or 6/550 Models support mixing processors of different cache sizes but requires the following:
Use processors of the same speed
Mix cache size in pairs"

regards,
Andrzej Kowalik
Oskar Teran
Frequent Advisor

Re: need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

I'm not sure about the same cache size. I know the 2 originals are 550's and the 2 new ones are also 550's.

Thanks

Oskar

Andrzej Kowalik
Honored Contributor

Re: need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

I don't know other requirements.
Maybe your processor\s or power module\s are failed? Or are not safely plugged in socket?

regards,
Andrzej Kowalik
Oskar Teran
Frequent Advisor

Re: need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

so all I need to do is add the cpu's and power modules? I don't have to modify any bios settings or anything?

All I do is add the cpu's and power modules, then when I boot the server it should automatically see the 2 additional processors?

I just want to make sure. From doing research I've found some references to modifying bios settings. But the references are difficult to understand.

Andrzej Kowalik
Honored Contributor

Re: need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

You don't need any additional BIOS or other settings. Just plug power modules and processors.
hardev singh
Occasional Advisor

Re: need to add 2 cpu's to proliant 5500...how to make work?

Hi;
Friend.

A Compaq ProLiant 5500 6/500 model support mixing processors of different cache sizes but does not support processor frequency mixing.

You can do one thing;
1) Find out whether both the CPU is of same cache size & frequency.
2) Then Update the Rompaq of the Server.


If you will go ahead with this Step your server will run fine.


Please find the Cpu Details:-

ProLiant 5500 6/500-512K 100751-002 (one processor)
ProLiant 5500R 6/500 512K 100738-002 (one processor)
ProLiant 5500 6/500 1M 100734-002 (two processors)
ProLiant 5500R 6/500 1M 100745-002 (two processors)

â ¢ Pentium III Xeon 500-MHz, 512K cache processor option kit 117810-B21
â ¢ Pentium III Xeon 500-MHz, 1M cache processor option kit 117811-B21
â ¢ Pentium III Xeon 500-MHz, 2M cache processor option kit 117812-B21



Regards;
Hardev Singh