Dual and Quad on 1 board?

I have a server board with a xeon 5130 dual cpu, can i drop a quad xeon in the 2nd cpu slot or do i have to get another 5130?
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dekkarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you def need the same CPU...... you may also need a regulator.... Im not too sure about the new CPUs... but a few years ago, you had to buy the second CPU as well as the regulator thingy.... You can check this by looking on your motherboard.... Next to the CPU socket, there is a plug that will have a kind of spacer in it...

The socket that is full will already have a regulator in it..... it will also be next to the CPU socket..

You should always match the CPU's in multiprocessor boards.
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