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CPU stepping on a dual Xeon Nehalem Server build

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HI

What do I need to know about dual Xeon 1366 Nehalem builds before I go and lay out for 2 of CPUs. Is stepping an issue I need to be aware of, or can I simply dunk two of the same CPUs on to a board? I haven't been able to find any good resources online about it, but if you have a link or experience of the same I'd like to hear about it.

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AdoBeebo
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution Architect
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Take a look at this link and it should guide you in the right direction...
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread64379.html#
andyaldersaggar maker's framemaker
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According to http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/specupdate/321324.pdf the only stepping is D-0 which is hardly surprising since they've only just been released publically. To check whether there is more than one stepping of a CPU you can check the spec updates at http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/products/server/processor/xeon5000/technical-documents

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Does that mean ... I can pop 2 x D-0 CPUs in one board and there wouldn't (in theory) be a problem? Or would I need e.g. D-0 primary slot and D-1 secondary slot? I've never built a dual CPU system before and need to be certain.
Thanks  - AdoBeebo
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Good stuff, thanks, I'm about to click "Buy" at a parts retailer in an attempt to save a thousand pounds, and gain some processing power to boot
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