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adding extra intel Xeon processor to dell poweredge sc1420 motherboard what about the additional cooling shroud

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Hello,

I recently started using an old Dell Poweredge Server SC1420 again for a single application (but quite intensive from time to time).

The dell Poweredge SC1420 has one Intel Xeon CPU Processor 2.8 GHz 800 MHz installed.

The motherboard however has room for an additional CPU.

On websites (like Ebay) Intel Xeon CPU's are offered really cheap so i'm thinking off buying an additional CPU and shroud cooling system (i am running a64 bit OS so it should be supported).

the problem is that the sellers of the second hand CPU's also list the model number of the CPU the are selling, for instance :

model : 604 SL8RW

i know the 604 is about the connector size, which is the same as my poweredge server.  but the model nr (in the example SL8RW) i can't seem to find for my system using tools like Intel® Processor Identification Utility

is it important that the model nr is exactly the same as the one that is installed ?  and if so, how can i determine the EXCACT model nr of my intel® Xeon Processor?

Another thing is the shroud cooling system for the second CPU.  Does anyone know this is the same shroud cooling as the cooling for the 1st CPU ?  i find second hand refurbished CPU's + shroud system for the first CPU but not for the second.

The dell support site, gives me details about installation but not the info whether or not it is the same shroud system.

Here is the info from the dell website :

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe1420sc/en/it/t2799c60.htm#1073841

Does anyone has experience choosing a second CPU for a similar system ? is the Intel model nr relevant ?

any informations are welcome !

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