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ProLiant 800 PII/PIII system boards

 
Chapman Flack
Occasional Advisor

ProLiant 800 PII/PIII system boards

Hi,

The online HP Parts Store lists the following two numbers as system boards for PIII and the faster PII PL800s:

144574-001 "550 MHz"
155348-001 "600 MHz"

The board photos look the same ... they both have switches to set the core/bus speed ratio ... is there a real difference between these parts, or are they the same board with different switch settings and maybe different BIOS preloaded?

Thanks,
-Chap
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timmy b.
Honored Contributor

Re: ProLiant 800 PII/PIII system boards

Chap, I must agree that the two boards look very similar. In fact, they both are listed as going into the same servers.

PII350e, PII350e, PII400, PII400, PII450, PII450, PIII500, PIII500, PIII550, PIII550, PIII600, PIII600

However, in looking at the big picture, it looks like the following:
PII350 ProLiant 800 PII 350 Config BWS1
PII350e ProLiant 800 PII 350e Config CDG1
PII350e ProLiant 800 PII 350e Config CDG2
PII400 ProLiant 800 PII 400 Config CBK1
PII400 ProLiant 800 PII 400 Config CBK2
PII450 ProLiant 800 PII 450 Config CDH1
PII450 ProLiant 800 PII 450 Config CDH3
PIII500 ProLiant 800 PIII 500 Config CNL1
PIII500 ProLiant 800 PIII 500 Config CNL3
PIII550 ProLiant 800 PIII 550 Config CSG1
PIII550 ProLiant 800 PIII 550 Config CSG3
PIII600 ProLiant 800 PIII 600 Config DDK3
PIII600 ProLiant 800 PIII 600 Config DK1


Note that each one has it's own "config" code, whatever that means. Obviously each board is specific to a particular model, but I can't tell what the difference is. It could be simply switch settings and/or BIOS, or it could be something that is not user changeable.
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