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Intel Xeon Server Proc for Dell - Intel Packaged vs HP

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I have a Poweredge 1950 with the rev II board. It currently has dual E5335 2.0Ghz procs which I want to upgrade to the fastest possible. According to the matrix at, it appears that the X5365 is the fastest I can go within that series (Cloverton quad).

There is a large price variation in the market if I buy the bare proc as an HP version versus a standard Intel. Here are two examples:

Intel :

HP :

Will the HP work in my Dell, or does it have some goofball proprietary stuff on it?

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