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I would like to know if a Poweredge 2950 II, can support particullary the CPU Xeon Quad-Core E5345? (cpu upgrade)
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Based on our earlier discussion that it should support it (upgrade docs indicate so), I've found additional information that suggests it will work:

http://www.round2technology.com/servlet/the-157/Dell-Poweredge-2950-2/Detail
http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-PowerEdge-2950-II-2-QC-E5345-2-33Ghz-32GB-146GB-/270664499643
http://usedservers.ca/index.php/dell-poweredge-2950-ii-2x-e5345-2-33ghz-quad-core-cpu-16gb-ram.html

There seem to be plenty of these version-2 2950's running with the E5345 processors, which would suggest that the docs we reviewed are indeed correct.
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You will no doubt need to upgrade your BIOS before it will work properly ... BIOS 1.2.0 is the minimum required for any 5300-series processor, and nearly every BIOS update thereafter adds patches and support for 5300-series processors.  Also, when updating the BIOS, remember to update your ESM/BMC with it.
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The BIOS was already updated to the latest version 2.6.x, don't remember exactly at this time, but, can I update the ESM/BMC?
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The latest is 2.6.1 (also the only BIOS version that is 2.6.anything, so you're ok there).  The latest ESM/BMC version is 2.37.  You can update it if not already at that version:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&deviceid=5814&libid=29&releaseid=R202152&vercnt=10&formatcnt=0&SystemID=PWE_2950&servicetag=&os=WNET&osl=en&catid=-1&dateid=-1&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&impid=-1&checkFormat=true
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