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Proliant 1600 upgrade

 
Steve Acoca
New Member

Proliant 1600 upgrade

Hi I have a proliant 1600 server with a pentium II 400 Mhz. I've read in numerous places that it can support dual pentium III's. Now my question is:

1) My pentium has a FSB of 100Mhz, does it matter if I add two PIII with a FSB of 133?
2) Is there any BIOS changes I would have to make or will the machine accept the PIII's with no problem if I install them with the VRMs.
3) Its my first time doing this and I don't want to fry this machine.
4) Is it hard installing a large scsi HD on these things?

Steve
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El.Magnifico
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

Hi.

Look at
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10034_div/10034_div.HTML
and there in the "OPTIONS". There you will find the following:

"OptionsProcessor
6/600 Pentium III 512K Processor Option Kit 153555-B21
6/550 Pentium III 512K Processor Option Kit 124779-B21
6/500 Pentium III 512K Processor Option Kit 401268-B21
6/450 Pentium II 512K Processor Option Kit 313618-B21
6/400 Pentium II 512K Processor Option Kit 313612-B21
6/350 Pentium II 512K Processor Option Kit 313611-B21
Note: To Upgrade 400-MHZ, 450-MHz, or 500-MHZ models to the 550-MHz or 600-MHz or when upgrading a 550-MHz to the 600-MHz model, installation of an additional Thermal Upgrade Option Kit (144003-B22) is required. Failure to install this kit when upgrading may cause damage to the server and will void the warranty."

You also find the suported HDD in this document.

HTH

Michael
Steve Acoca
New Member

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

Thank you, i just bought two of the kits (aka the PIIIs 550Mhz with the VRMs). I hope the installation will go easy. I heard I have to make changes on the board through a couple of switches in order to handle the 550 Mhz. There is a diagram on the box itself but I can hardly understand. I'll try again later tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for helping me out.
Eric Santiago
New Member

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

Steve,

I'm trying to do the same. My 1600 currently has a single P2 450. I have two extra P3 500's that I'd like to put in. It seems I only need a new VRM. Do you happen to know the Part Number for the VRM you used?
Steve Acoca
New Member

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

No I don't have the VRM part number but any VRM used for the PII or PIIIs should do from what I was told.
CA1373336
New Member

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

I am also in the process of upgrading a Proliant 1600. I have the processor upgrade kit and have installed the processors. However, when I boot up the machine nothing happens. The lights come on and such but the monitor never gets a signal. Is there anything else that I need to swap out to up grade to 600Mhz?
Steve Acoca
New Member

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

Hmm.. I just switched to 550MHz. The only thing I had to do is update the compaq hardware settings but my monitor turned on that's for sure. Maybe the processors are defective!

CA1373336
New Member

Re: Proliant 1600 upgrade

What settings need to be updated. Maybe that is the problem. I so see a seires of switches on the processor board and the system board.