ProLiant DL385 G7 CPU options.

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We have an HP ProLiant DL385 G7 server with an AMD Opteron 6128 processor.  Based on this chart, I believe it's a G34 socket.  What's the highest CPU I can install?  Based on the socket type and top wattage, I'm considering the AMD Opteron 6176.  Will it work?

Based on these specs from HP, it looks as though the server can handle Opteron 6282SE with a whopping 16 cores, but the power requirements are higher (120 watts vs. 80 w. for my 6128).  Can I simply upgrade the power supply as well, or do you think it would require a different motherboard?

I'm not sure what BIOS version we're using.  Does HP normally update the BIOS so the CPU can be significantly upgraded?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.
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There are two different motherboards, check the part no against the ones listed in https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02188036#N104F0 .  570047-002 / 669515-001 is required for 6200 series CPUs.

BIOS may also need updating depending on what version you have, but getting hold of it may be difficult as HPE don't give it away.

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