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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-04-09, 20:18 PM

There should be no issue with going to 32GB total of 1600MHz UDIMMs with that processor SKU.  You'll end up splitting it between the two CPUs, so 2x8GB for each CPU.

 

Alternatively you could run 8x4GB 1600MHz UDIMM instead.  This would allow you to load all 4 channels for each processor in single DIMM per channel mode and might give you a slight performance increase for the memory.  I think two 4GB UDIMMs might be slightly more expensive than a single 8GB UDIMM, so you'll have to decide if a very small incremental performance gain (maybe a few percent) is worth it.

 

Here are the memory FRU part numbers 

4GB 1600MHz UDIMM = 03T8261 (I'm also seeing 03T8341 and 03T6803 listed as well for this SKU).

8GB 1600MHz UDIMM = 0B49258 (I'm aslo seeing 03T6808 listed as well for this SKU).




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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-04-09, 21:33 PM
Thanks again so much. With this, I'll be really set. The processors are already on their way from a source I've had good experience with on several purchases before, for less than I had been thinking I might have to pay..
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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-04-26, 21:21 PM

Back again!  I have my new E5-2643 processors and 4GB 1600MHz UDIMMs.  But what heatsink/fans should I get? 

 

Lenovo has a PN 0A65721 that may be the one but I can't find anything showing that they support the 2643 processors specifically.  Also, pictures all purporting to be of that heatsink/fan type show two distinctly different configurations.  And Intel has a BXSTS200C unit that is shown as compatible with the 2643 processors and that has still another configuration, albeit similar to one of the two Lenovo types.

 

What would be the best heatsinks for me to get to go in my D30 machine with the upgraded 2643 processors that I can be sure they will fit and properly support the new processors? 

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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-04-27, 15:27 PM

I think I posted this info earler, but since you're on E5-2643 v2 CPUs, they are 130W TDP.  In that case, FRU 03W5428 would be the appropriate fansink for your configuration.  FRU 03W5429 is designed for CPUs >135W TDP....so it would work as well but would be a little above and beyond what you actually need in your system based on the CPUs you have.




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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-05-26, 18:25 PM

Hello,

 

I'm new here so forgive me if that was already said very clearly. But from that whole topic I dont fully understand if it is possible to upgrade D30 4229 from v1 to v2 E5-26xx processors.

My configuration is as follows:

D30 4229 CTO (SN: MJZMAEN) with currently 2x E5-2630v1. Bios was recently updated to ver. A1KT53AUS (04/07/2015). Chipset is c602 rev. 06

I'm not an IT guy, so if the answer was provided earlier on, pls forgive me ;)

However I've looked up into few threads and the whole thing is not clear for me.

 

Recently I put inside 2667v2 and the machine didnt start. Originally I wanted to use 2x 2696v2.

thx in advance for any help.

 

regards

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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-05-26, 18:28 PM

No, you're limited to "v1" or Sandy Bridge CPUs.  Your system and BIOS are running Intel ME7 firmware, and it's not possible to field upgrade to ME8 firmware.  You would need ME8 firmware in order to run "v2" or Ivy Bridge CPUs.  Hope that helps.




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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-05-26, 20:27 PM

Thank you for your repply. It's a bad news for me as I already purchased those CPU's. Could you please tell me what motherboard would be suitable to replace with? Do not worry about warranty of the workstation as it is not my concern.

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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-05-29, 14:40 PM

This is certainly not recommended, but the only thing you could try would be to order a replacement motherboard for the 4353 or 4354 machine types.  This would come with a different BIOS level containing the correct ME FW to run Ivy Bridge.  However, I can't guarantee that board is going to work correctly in your chassis.  I seem to recall at least a few mechanical changes that might inhibit the installation of the newer board in the older chassis, not to mention you'll be stuck using USB2 for the front panel.  So if you try this, it's completely at your own risk.  Personally, I'd try returning the CPUs and sticking with Sandy Bridge.




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Re: D30 4229-35U processor upgrade options

2015-06-12, 6:04 AM

As the initiator of the inquiry on the subject and now having actually done the upgrade after a lot of help here, for whatever use the information may be, I replaced my 1x Xeon E5-2609 2.4 GHz (v1) with 2x Xeon E5-2643 3.3 GHz (v1), and installed a new Lenovo heatsink/fan unit P/N 0A65721 over each.  (I was unable to find new, still-in-the-box processors and settled for ones previously installed in another system.)   Also, I replaced the original 1x 4 GB UDIMM and a matching one I ordered and installed in the machine, doubling memory with 4x faster 4GB 1600 MHz UDIMMs.  I have installed memory, hard drives and a graphics card before and replacing the memory this time required only confirming which slots it was to go in with two processors.  After I removed the 1x 2609 and the blank over the second processor seat, and finally found the triangles on the motherboard's CPU frames, putting in the new processors required no more than dropping them in place correctly oriented for which seat each was to go in. 

 

However, because the springs under the heads of the screws at each corner of the two heatsink/fan units were so stiff, aligning and then screwing in the first two screws in diagonal corners was almost impossible, especially because of the slippery compound between the top of each processor and the underside of the unit over each.  But I finally got all the screws in and set and then plugged in the power for the fans.

 

And that was it.  The system booted right up and after rebooting just for good measure, I confirmed that the new CPUs and memory were showing as installed and reran the PassMark test I had first run before I took the old ones out.  And both before and after, the CPU scores were right in range with those PassMark showed for the respective single and dual processors, with the new ones about three times faster than the old ones and much improved memory scores.

 

Had I simply added another E5-2609, according to PassMark's figures, the processor speed would have almost doubled instead of tripled.  But it would have cost only about one-sixth of what the 2x 2643s cost and thus been a much better value.  But I wanted to upgrade just once and get as much additional performance out of it as I could and be done with it. And that I think I have done.  And even adding the cost of the nw CPUs and memory to what the original system cost, as nearly as I can tell the total is still way under what a new system with similar performance would have cost, albeit without other enhancements in new machines.

 

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