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upgrade dell t410 cpu from e5540 to xeon x5650

Posted on 2014-08-15
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upgrade dell t410 cpu from e5540 to xeon x5650. the server is dual cpu. I would like to upgrade both cpus from an intel xeon e5540 to intel xeon x5650. Will the cpus work in the dell t410 and what are the potential problems ?
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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both are xeon family so i don think so you will face any problem after upgrade.
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Being from the same "family" doesn't mean it will automatically work.  In this case, though, it should work fine and is fully supported.  You will need to update the BIOS (and iDRAC/LCC) before the upgrade.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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It appears they will - the system included options for the x5650 so there's logically no reason they shouldn't work PROVIDED you buy them from Dell.  Buy them in pairs - you want the manufacturing plant/batch to be identical.  Also, make sure you MAKE A FULL BACKUP FIRST and update your servers BIOS in that order.  If you don't buy them from Dell they will PROBABLY work if they match batch/plant codes.

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would i have to reinstall the os?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Not at all.  The OS doesn't care.  Backups are just wise.

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