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Windows 7: Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

13 May 2013   #1
chemikusBLN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

I have got a Supermicro X5DA8 mainboard with two Xeon 2.8 GHz processors.
Would two of those processors
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3.2 GHz 533 MHz
1MB 604 SL72Y as offered on ebay
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3 2 GHz 533 MHz 1MB 604 SL72Y | eBay
work with my
mainboard?
Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | X5DA8


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13 May 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Super Micro has no CPU support list that I could find for this board, nor in the manual. It may take a call or email to them to find out for sure.
I would be careful buying such used item from an eBay seller, check their return policies and reviews first.

Overall, from what little info I could find, it seems the 3,2GHz Xeons will work, but just a guess.
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13 May 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Most sellers on Ebay will not let you return a cpu just because it is not supported by the motherboard. I would not buy them unless you know they will work on your board. Google your board and
see what comes up.

But I`m sure Gary has already done that.
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