We are currently using Hyper-V running on a Dell R710 that uses two Intel Xeon Quad-Core E5520 processors. I am looking at getting another server for a high availability cluster. The R710's currently available from Dell have an L5520 processor and the only differences I see are:
1. The E5520 has a Max Turbo Frequency of 2.53 GHz; the L5520 has none listed.
2. The E5520 has a Max TDP of 80W; the L5520 has a Max TDP of 60W.
3. The E5520 uses DDR3-1066/800 memory sticks; the L5520 uses DDR3-800/1066 memory sticks.
I am hoping to configure the additional server to be as identical as possible to the old server. Do you think these are major differences or are they acceptable?
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