Solved

E5 2643 QAFA ES Compatibility with Lenovo RD540

Posted on 2014-10-01
2
115 Views
Last Modified: 2015-07-07
Hi,

I have bought the processor E5 2643 QAFA ES and installed on a Lenovo RD540.

The compatibility matrix says that its not compatible with the RD540 but the RD530. Anyone can tell me if I can do any BIOS downgrade or something else to make it compatible ?

http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/server/pdfs/datasheets/WW_WW_DS_ThinkServer%20Performance%20Options.pdf

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:maxihost
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 40356613
If anything, BIOS upgrades would add support for previously unsupported CPU, and not a downgrade. You can also not make another PC model by flashing the BIOS.

Since you already bought the CPU, have you just tried it? Maybe it works without needing to be in the supported list, as the list might not always be up-to-date.
0
 
LVL 82

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 40357897
since it is a compatible LGA2011 it just may work.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Learn How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Data center, now-a-days, is referred as the home of all the advanced technologies. In-fact, most of the businesses are now establishing their entire organizational structure around the IT capabilities.
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…

632 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question